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A Gift For A King

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Christmas 2016  •  Sermon  •  Submitted   •  Presented   •  46:56
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What gift do you have that is fit for a King?

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INTRO

WHAT WAS YOUR FAVORITE GIFT EVER?
Christmas Memories of Gift Getting
better to give than receive
DO YOU HAVE ANYONE IN YOUR LIFE TOUGH TO SHOP FOR?
My wife is hard to find a present for
has everything
needs nothing
wants something
HOW DO YOU THINK MARY FELT CONCERNING JESUS?

TITLE & TEXT

Gift For A King
Luke 1.26-38.

THEME

What does God want from us?
ISRAEL
Sacrifices
Obedience
US
no more sacrifices
we fail at obedience
has everything
needs nothing
wants something
PRAY

TEXT EXPOSITION

Luke 1.26-38 -
26 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, 27 to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. And the virgin’s name was Mary.
CONTEXT?
Zechariah / Elizabeth / John

Nazareth is about 15 miles west of the Sea of Galilee and 20 miles east of the Mediterranean. Jerusalem lies about 70 miles south.

Parellel / Contrast
John / Jesus
GABRIEL
Luke 1:19 19 And the angel answered him, “I am Gabriel. I stand in the presence of God, and I was sent to speak to you and to bring you this good news.
NAZARETH
Matthew 2:23 23 And he went and lived in a city called Nazareth, so that what was spoken by the prophets might be fulfilled, that he would be called a Nazarene.
John 1:46 46 Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.”
Jesus the Nazarene
demons = Mk 1.24, Lk 4.34
the crowds = Mk 10.47, Lk 18.37
servant girl = Mk 14.67
soldiers = Jn 18.5
Pilate = Jn 19.19
disciples = Lk 24.19
angel = Mk 16.6
VIRGIN BETROTHED
Young Woman = Girl for us
13-14 yrs
custom
legally binding = death or divorce
virgin x2
HOUSE OF DAVID
Geniology in 3 = Joseph
prophesy concerning davidic line
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28 And he came to her and said, “Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you!” 29 But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and tried to discern what sort of greeting this might be. 30 And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.
ANGEL SAID
rejoice you who have been endowed with grace for the Lord is with you
some manuscripts = "blessed are you among women"
Eph 1.6 = grace to all believers / nothing special in her
Jdg 6.12 = Gideon "lord with you"
HER THOUGHTS
Odd for a Man to speak / Odd for Angel to speak!
discern = dialogizomai = internal discussion / reason
HIS REASSURANCE
do not fear = why?
God gave grace!
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31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.”
VIRGIN BIRTH PROPHESY
Isaiah 7:14 14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.
Immanuel = God with us
Jesus = the Lord is salvation
Matthew 1:21 21 She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.”
GREAT ONE x4
Great = 1
Son of The Most High = 2
Gen 14 - Melchizedek & Abraham
Mark 5:7 And crying out with a loud voice, he said, “What have you to do with me, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I adjure you by God, do not torment me.”
Posses Throne of David / Over Judah = 3a/b
2 Samuel 7:12–13 When your days are fulfilled and you lie down with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring after you, who shall come from your body, and I will establish his kingdom. 13 He shall build a house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.
Joseph of house of David = v27
house of Jacob
later Zachariah sings of John & Jesus = v69
"a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David"
to fulfill...
Isa 9.6-7 6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7 Of the increase of his government and of peace there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.
Forever = 4
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34 And Mary said to the angel, “How will this be, since I am a virgin?” 35 And the angel answered her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy—the Son of God.
HOW WILL THIS BE?
Question Not out of Doubt
John's dad Zack...
No Seed / No Son
Abraham & Sarah
Romans 4:17 17 as it is written, “I have made you the father of many nations”—in the presence of the God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist.
John is great / Jesus is greater
THE HOLY SPIRIT WILL COME
Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”
John filled from birth
Jesus born of
How?
power overshadowing
therefore
HE WILL BE CALLED
Holy
John 6:67–69 67 So Jesus said to the Twelve, “Do you want to go away as well?” 68 Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life, 69 and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God.”
Son of God
Matthew 14:33 33 And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, “Truly you are the Son of God.”
Angel further answers Mary's concerns with this proof...
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36 And behold, your relative Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son, and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren. 37 For nothing will be impossible with God.”
UNFOUNDED DOUBTS
Go and See What He Has Done
do you remember who this God is?
Genesis 18:14 14 Is anything too hard for the Lord? At the appointed time I will return to you, about this time next year, and Sarah shall have a son.”
Romans 4:17 17 as it is written, “I have made you the father of many nations”—in the presence of the God in whom he believed, who gives life to the dead and calls into existence the things that do not exist.
WHAT WAS AT STAKE FOR HER?
Disgrace
Destitution
Death
her responce
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38 And Mary said, “Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.
HER RESPONCE
I am your slave = doulos
Let it be done to me according to His Word!
Are we willing to say this?
Are we willing to live this out?
SHE KNEW THIS GOD & HIS WORD
she is able to say...
Luke 1:48 48 for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant. For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed;
because of this baby...
Romans 6:22 22 But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the fruit you get leads to sanctification and its end, eternal life.

GOAL

SHORT STORY OF LITTLE BOY
not in bible - good none the less
Come they told me, A new born King to see, Our finest gifts we bring, To lay before the King.
So to honor Him, When we come.
Little Baby, I am a poor boy too, I have no gift to bring, That’s fit to give the King.
Shall I play for you, On my drum? 
I played my drum for Him, I played my best for Him.
Then He smiled at me, Me and my drum.
GOAL
What does God want from us?
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Psalm 51:15–17 15 O Lord, open my lips, and my mouth will declare your praise. 16 For you will not delight in sacrifice, or I would give it; you will not be pleased with a burnt offering. 17 The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God, you will not despise.

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