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John's Birth and Zechariah's Praise (Luke 1:57-80) - 12/18/22

Intro

  • It has been ninth months since the announcement

  • John the Baptist is born

  • The forerunner has arrived

The Birth of John the Baptist – vv. 57-66


The time had come – v. 57

  • God’s purpose/plan/providence

The Lord has shown mercy – v 58

  • The physical/temporal – Elizabeth finally has a child

  • The Spiritual/eternal – Christ’s forerunner is born

GREAT MERCY UPON HIS PEOPLE


His name IS John – v. 63

  • Zechariah has not spoken for 9 months

  • He could not wait to utter these words

The Praise of Zechariah – vv. 67-80


Praising God for the coming of THE SON – vv. 67-75


Filled with the Holy Spirit – v. 67

  • Filled in the womb – Luke 1:15

  • Elizabeth filled – Luke 1:41-43

The Blessings of the coming Salvation


Comes from God – v. 68

  • Visitation

Redeems His people – vv. 68-69, 71- 72, 74a

  • Redeemed

  • Raised up a horn of salvation

  • Saved from our enemies

  • Show mercy

  • Remember the Holy Covenant

  • Delivered from our enemies

Fulfills His promise

  • Spoke by the holy prophets

Brings forth everlasting worship and communion – v.74

  • No fear

  • Holiness and righteousness

  • MORE THAN JUST GOING TO HEAVEN. REAL PURPOSE IN LIFE IS LIVING EVERY MOMENT FOR GOD’S GLORY.

Praising God for the coming of his son – vv. 76-80


HE IS POINTING THE WAY


Jesus is coming – vv. 76

  • Most High

  • First, but not the most significant

  • Prepare His way

  • Not in the LAW BUT IN GRACE

Sin is the issue – v. 77

  • Forgiveness of sin

  • The issue then and now

God’s mercy is the solution – v. 78

  • Tender mercy of our God

  • Sit in darkness

  • Guide is in the light

  • Way of peace

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