Wormley Free Church

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Bible Notes

Luke 1:26-33 (13.12.18)

Luke 1:26-33
26 In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, 27 to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. 28 The angel went to her and said, ‘Greetings, you who are highly favoured! The Lord is with you.’
29 Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. 30 But the angel said to her, ‘Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favour with God. 31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants for ever; his kingdom will never end.’

On Sunday I talked about how Luke makes all sorts of links in this chapter to the Old Testament; to him this is not a new story, there is no divide, instead the coming of Jesus is the climax of what had gone before. Here it is most obvious – Jesus is King David’s promised heir who will reign on his throne over the People of God forever, the fulfilment of God’s promise in the Old Testament to Abraham and his descendants that they would become a great nation.

And over every thought, over every word
May my life reflect the beauty of my Lord
‘Cause You mean more to me than any earthly thing
So won’t You reign in me again

Lord, reign in me, reign in Your power
Over all my dreams, in my darkest hour
‘Cause You are the Lord of all I am
So won’t You reign in me again

Brenton Brown, Lord, Reign in Me

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