"And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord." - Luke 1:45
Our discipleship group has started reading through Luke at five chapters per week. They found Psalms a bit too difficult to understand, so we're going to something easier to understand. Here's ten life lessons from Luke chapter 1 that stuck out to me this morning. Pray for Hunter, Garth, and Nick as they read through Luke 1-10 in time for our next D group meeting.
1. The historical facts about Jesus and the early church are to inspire certainty in us (v. 4).
2. When God clearly informs us what he is going to do, we are to believe without question (vv. 20, 38, 45).
3. When God calls us to fulfil a special role in his plan, we are not to be afraid (vv. 13, 30).
4. Nothing is impossible with God (v. 37).
5. When God calls us to a special role as his servant, we are to answer that call in faith (v. 38, 45).
6. We are to leap for joy at the coming of Jesus (v. 44).
7. God exalts those of humble estate (v. 52).
8. God has raised up a horn of salvation in the house of David—Jesus (v. 69).
9. Being delivered from our enemies, we are to serve God without fear in righteousness and holiness all our days (vv. 74-75).
10. John’s job was to give knowledge of salvation in the forgiveness of sins (v. 77).
Father, help us to believe what you have clearly said to us in your word--about our past, our present, and our future. Make our special calling sure to us. Show us any big changes we need to make in our lives as we enter the new year. Bless our life group on Wednesday evenings and our men's and women's D groups. May we not be afraid. In Jesus' name, amen.
- Jeff Coleman