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The God of the Impossible

Luke 1:26-38, Luke 2:6-7, Andrew Love, December 25, 2018


Sermon Notes:

Introduction

  • Do you really believe that there is nothing that God cannot do?
    • Example of Sarah
    • Illustration of the fable of the ants
    • Are we like this?
  • Mary heard from God that nothing is impossible
    • This verse gives us tremendous hope
    • It is hope for all the world
    • Men need to hear the message of the angels - the good news of God
  • Overview:
    • Impossible Times
    • Impossible Circumstances
    • An Impossible Victory

Impossible Times

  • There was much darkness was upon the earth - A light had shone
    • So much ignorance
    • The Israelites had been overrun by the Romans
    • They had become 'religious'
    • God's people were all at sea
      • Some with righteous - examples
    • There was no heart worship, love for God or repentance
  • There was deep darkness
    • Jesus called them a generation of adulterers
    • John the Baptist called the religious leaders a brood of vipers
  • At Such an impossible time - the Son of God was to break into the world
    • The Jews should not  have been surprised
    • Remember deliverance from the Israelites
  • God can work in the darkest of days
    • The darkest day was the sin in the garden of Eden
    • Promises were given by God
    • Grace was given by God
  • Consider the UK today - examples
    • Is anything too hard for the Lord?
    • With God nothing is impossible

Impossible Circumstances

  • Mary - to be with child even though she was a virgin
    • Mary likely worried about what others would say and about the consequences
    • Yet, she wanted to know how these things would be
    • Quote from Jeremiah
  • Take courage today if you love God, even though your circumstances may be bad
    • Look up and remember that nothing is impossible with God
    • "Behold the maidservant of the Lord! Let it be to me according to your word" - v38
    • Let Mary's response be our response
    • There was a fulfillment - v45
    • Without faith it is impossible to please God

An Impossible Victory

  • Mankind is doomed due to sin
    • God had sent His Son on a mission
    • The Book of Revelation speaks of a dragon
    • Jesus born as a vulnerable baby
  • Humanly speaking it seems impossible
    • A squalid stable with no hygiene
    • Herod was determined to kill Him
      • Yet God gave dreams to men to avoid Herod
    • To live in a carpenters shop - not born into a palace
    • He was not a warrior - He had no weapons
    • He grew up in a despised place
    • People spread rumours and lies about Him
    • Opposition of the religious leaders
    • Betrayal of one of the apostles
    • All the powers of hell were arrayed against Him
    • Taken to the cross
  • Yet on that cross came the greatest victory of all
    • He did not waiver from offering a perfect/spotless sacrifice for sin
    • In death He took our sin and judgment
    • He was raised from the dead
    • He had overcome sin, death and the devil
  • It was the God Man on the cross

Concluding Remarks

May you believe in this God this Christmas time


About Andrew Love: Pastor at Tabor Church


Sermon Passage:

Luke 1:26-38

26And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, 27To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. 28And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. 29And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be. 30And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God. 31And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name JESUS. 32He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: 33And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. 34Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? 35And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. 36And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren. 37For with God nothing shall be impossible. 38And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her. (KJV)

Luke 2:6-7

6And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. 7And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. (KJV)


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