We shall Overcome – Part One
2 Timothy 1:7 NLT – For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
- GOD’S INTERRUPTIONS ARE OFTEN INCONVENIENT
Luke 1:26-29 NLT – In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a village in Galilee, 27 to a virgin named Mary. She was engaged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of King David. 28 Gabriel appeared to her and said, “Greetings, favored woman! The Lord is with you!” 29 Confused and disturbed, Mary tried to think what the angel could mean.
Luke 1:30 NLT – “Don’t be afraid, Mary,” the angel told her, “for you have found favor with God!
- GOD’S PURPOSE IS OFTEN DIFFERENT THAN YOUR PLANS
Luke 1:31-33 NLT – You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus. 32 He will be very great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his ancestor David. 33 And he will reign over Israel forever; his Kingdom will never end!”
Luke 1:34 NLT – Mary asked the angel, “But how can this happen? I am a virgin.”
Luke 1:35, 37 NLT – The angel replied, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the baby to be born will be holy, and he will be called the Son of God… 37 For nothing is impossible with God.”
WHAT IS GOD ASKING YOU TO DO OR BELIEVE?
OUTCOME IS GOD’S RESPONSIBILITY, OBEDIENCE IS MINE
Luke 1:38 NLT Mary responded, “I am the Lord’s servant. May everything you have said about me come true.”