This weekend at Eastbrook Church we launched into our new extended journey into the Gospel of Luke, with the first series called “Beginnings.” This series looks at the first two chapters of Luke’s Gospel, and sets the stage for the public appearing of Jesus. This first message, “Promise,” walks through the promise and life calling of John the Baptist, as well as his coming impact upon his parents and the nation.
Also, join in with the weekday reading plan for this series here.
“But the angel said to him: ‘Do not be afraid, Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to call him John.’” (Luke 1:13)
Hungering for the Promise (Amos 8:11-12)
“The days are coming,” declares the Sovereign Lord,
“when I will send a famine through the land—
not a famine of food or a thirst for water,
but a famine of hearing the words of the Lord.
12 People will stagger from sea to sea
and wander from north to east,
searching for the word of the Lord,
but they will not find it.”
Preparing for the Promise (Luke 1:5-17)
13 But the angel said to him: “Do not be afraid,Zechariah; your prayer has been heard. Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to call him John.”
Shocked by the Promise (Luke 1:18-22)
18 Zechariah asked the angel, “How can I be sure of this? I am an old man and my wife is well along in years.”
Healing in the Promise (Luke 1:23-25)
25 “The Lord has done this for me,” Elizabeth said. “In these days he has shown his favor and taken away my disgrace among the people.”