This past weekend at Eastbrook, we continued our journey of Advent and preaching series entitled “Canticles of Christmas” This second week of the series Kelly Erickson preached from Luke 1:46-55 on Mary’s song of praise in light of Gabriel’s announcement that we explored last week.
You can find the message outline and video below. You can access the entire series here. Join us for weekend worship in-person or remotely via Eastbrook at Home.
“And Mary said: ‘My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant.’” (Luke 1:46-48)
Mary Visits Elizabeth (Luke 1:39-45)
She goes with haste 80-100 miles south
Both ladies are full of the Holy Spirit
The older blesses the younger three times
Elizabeth names the truth of the Messiah in Mary’s womb
Mary’s Song – The Magnificat (Luke 1:46-49)
Mary is young and under the rule of the Roman Empire
Parallelism in how Mary takes great joy in her God
Mary contrasts herself with God
Mary Sings of the Upside-Down Kingdom (Luke 1:50-55)
Gives a picture of the New Kingdom created by Jesus
Shocking new order
Continues a pattern from the Old Testament (1 Samuel 2:1-8)
The prophets predicted this sort of kingdom (Joel 2:28-29)
This week dig deeper in one or more of the following ways:
- Spend time taking great joy in Jesus. Exalt Him; magnify Him; adore Him. Let His character overwhelm you.
- Practice silence. Come into God’s presence, not needing to speak, but just to be with Him. What do you see? What do you hear when you stop talking?
- Practice Noticing. Notice what God does. Notice His actions, His fingerprints on creation, His presence in others, and His goodness in your everyday interactions with others.
2 thoughts on ““My Soul Glorifies the Lord” (Magnificat)”
Kelly’s message was one that spoke to me and was special. I am reminded of John Michael Talbot’s song of which I play and worship to so often:
Thanks so much, Greg!