Hannah and Mary

by Rev. Vince Finnegan on December 7, 2008
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Notes:

SAMUEL IS BORN TO HANNAH
HANNAH'S SONG OF THANKSGIVING
MARY'S SONG OF THANKSGIVING
SIMILARITY BETWEEN HANNAH AND MARY

SAMUEL IS BORN TO HANNAH (1 Samuel 1:1-28)

1 Samuel 1:1 Elkanah was a Levite.

Verse 11 She referred to herself as the maidservant which is the same as the Greek word "doulos." In the New Testament -- bond slave. She vowed to give her son to Yahweh.

Verse 14 The high priest was not the best. Her son would eventually take his place.

Verse 20 She became pregnant miraculously.

HANNAH'S SONG OF THANKSGIVING (1 Samuel 2:1-11)

The song of Hannah is a celebration of victory with emphasis on Yahweh's everlasting and universal power and sovereignty.

1 Samuel 2:1 Grateful exuberance -- all that she thinks and does and says is centered in God.

Verse 2 No one Holy, no one besides you, no rock like our God

Verse 3 Warning against the proud

Verses 4 and 5 Two points of view are explained, those who are mighty in the world and those who fall today but will be lifted up by the Lord in the day to come.

Verses 6-8 The Sovereign, Righteous, God blesses some and curses others.

Verse 9 God directs the godly and keeps silent the wicked

Verse 10 Prophecy about the Messiah King

MARY'S SONG OF THANKSGIVING (Luke 1:46-56)
- Grateful exuberance -- her life is centered in praise for God
- Humble state of His bond slave
- Mighty one has done great things, merciful
- Scattered the proud
- Brought down rulers
- Exalted the humble
- Filled the hungry, sent rich away empty-handed
- Gave help to Israel
- Spoke to our Fathers

SIMILARITY BETWEEN HANNAH AND MARY
- Considered themselves the bond slave of Yahweh
- Pregnant miraculously
- Presented first born son to Yahweh
- Hannah had 5 more children and Mary had 6 more
- Song of celebration of victory
- Grateful exuberance
- Exalted Yahweh
- Spoke regarding the prideful and humble
- Received revelation about the Messiah King
- Samuel was the only person besides Jesus Christ to be a Judge, Prophet, and Priest.



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