Sermon Audio: Fear Not, Just Trust
Speaker: Pastor Val Watkins
Scripture Text: Luke 1:26-38
Size: 18.8 MB
Fear Not, Christmas
Fear Not, Just Trust
This morning we are moving to the next chapter of the Christmas story and it’s here we are first introduced to Mary.
But before that she was just a young lady, with all the dreams and aspirations that young ladies 2000 years ago had.
And really there are only two options, either Mary was a Virgin or someone other than Joseph got her pregnant before the wedding.
One wouldn’t think that finding favor with God would be something that you should be afraid of. But listen to what finding favor with God entails for Mary,
We have seen how the Catholic Church has virtually dietyized Mary and so in an effort to not appear pro-Catholic we do what is normally done with other pregnant teenagers like her, we prefer that she not come to church.
God was willing to trust Mary because Mary was willing to trust God.
Mary Needed to Trust God with the Details
Can you trust God with the details of your Christian life? The everyday, how you fit your Christian commitment into the real world?
Mary Needed to Trust God with the Immediate Results
She willingly gave up her reputation and her plans for the future in order to be obedient to God.
Instead of leading an army, he came preaching grace and forgiveness. He told others to turn the other cheek and to go the extra mile.
Finally, Mary Needed to Trust God with the Ultimate Results
If only Mary could have seen the difference that her Son would make through history, with sins forgiven and lives changed.
I don’t know your story, but if God has called you to follow him, then God has called you to trust him.