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Gene Cunningham - December 7, 2023

Why was Mary Chosen?

You might not believe it, but Luke Chapter One is one of the most theologically, doctrinally, and prophetically packed passages anywhere in Scripture. This video covers just Luke 1:26-30, where the Virgin Mary meets Gabriel. Subsequent videos will cover more of Mary’s response to Gabriel’s news, that she was selected to bear the Messiah, Jesus Christ. There is detail here that should edify and challenge us in our faith. It's very interesting that in Luke 1:19, Gabriel says of himself that he stands in the presence of God. This leads scholars to believe Gabriel may be one of the four angels that surround the throne in Revelation Chapter four. Gabriel is a teaching and an encourager and exhorter. When Gabriel appears, the only thing he delivers is information about the coming of the Messiah. We only have three people in the Bible to which Gabriel appears: Daniel in Daniel Chapters 8 to 12, Zacharias in Luke 1:11-20, and Mary, who would be the virgin mother of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Scripture References: Luke 1:26-38

From Series: "Christmas 2023"

People often ask how we can know that the Bible is the inspired Word of God. My answer is always the same, “Look at the record of the prophets.” It is reasonably certain that at least 25% of our Bible is made up of prophecy, while some suggest as much as 60% or more. There are many passages that have prophetic shadows and implications that are not specifically considered prophecies. Let’s take the words of Zacharias as a challenge to reflect on just a few of the prophecies concerning the coming and incarnation of the Lord Jesus Christ.

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