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Session 1

Mary

Read: Luke 1:26-38

Mary's life was marked by her belief in God's ability to do the impossible. She was a seemingly normal, young girl when an angel appeared and told her she was going to have a baby as a virgin. Hebrew law dictated that Mary should've been killed for having sex outside marriage, and she was engaged to a man who might not have believed her story about the angel. Despite these circumstances, Mary chose to respond in faith, “I am the Lord’s servant...May your word to me be fulfilled” (Luke 1:38).

Imagine what her pregnancy was like, or what it was like to be the mother of the man who created everything. The power of God was inside her womb. Jesus grew up before her eyes, becoming strong and filled with wisdom (Luke 2:40). Mary was there for it all. She saw Jesus's character shaped through His experiences. She saw her suspicions about Him proved through His actions. She became not only Jesus's mother on earth, but also a devoted disciple.

God used this humble woman to change the course of human history. Mary was faithful with little and then with much. God trusted her with an intangible promise and then with a child: our Savior. No matter what others said about her or her son, Mary believed. And in the end, her faith was satisfied as she saw the prophecies about Jesus become reality through His death and resurrection.

1) Are you going through difficult circumstances that lead you to question God?

2) What has God entrusted you with that seems small?

3) How is God asking you to step out in faith in this season? 


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