This week Luke takes us back to the temple, where he began his narrative. The temple that once stood as the sign of God’s presence with his people now stands as a constant reminder of his absence. But God is returning, just not the way anyone has expected.
This story tells us so much about this king, what he has come to do, and the kind of king he will be. He is seen, even in his birth story, as a king that enters into our to our ordinary, messy lives, and brings hope to our ordinary, messy world.
This week, we'll look at what is commonly referred to as the Magnificat, Mary's song of rejoicing to God in the first chapter of Luke. This song that Mary sings is a song of praise to God in response to what He has done in her life and is doing for His people.
This week we are exploring the passage famously called the Annunciation, or in layman’s terms, the story where Gabriel announces to Mary that she will be the mother of Jesus. It’s a familiar story, but one that still bears wisdom.
Our new sermon series on Luke’s Gospel begins this Sunday with an introduction to the story of Jesus, the man born to be king.