Mary, the Mother of Jesus

by Rev. Vince Finnegan on December 16, 2007
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Luke 1:24 and 25 Elizabeth was barren and advanced in years; yet, she became the mother of John.

Luke 1:26-33 Why was Mary chosen?

Matthew 1:1, 16 She was in the right genealogy and was a virgin fitting with the prophecy.

  • Tamar Genesis 38:7-ff
  • Rahab Joshua 6:1-ff
  • Ruth Ruth 1:1-ff
  • Bathsheba 2 Samuel 11:1-ff
Luke 1:26-30 The reason Mary was selected above every other woman is God's grace just as with all the women included in the genealogy of Jesus Christ.

Luke 1:31-38 She had faith and was humble.

Luke 1:39-56 Mary's prophecy sounds very similar to another woman of graceHannah.

1 Samuel 1:9-20 Hannah was also a barren woman whom God had miraculously blessed with the child Samuel.

1 Samuel 2:1-10 Hannah's prayer.

Luke 2:19 After the visit of the shepherds, Mary pondered all these things.

Luke 2:51 After the visitation to Jerusalem when Jesus was 12 years old, Mary stored these things in her heart.

Matthew 13:55-56 Mary had four more sons and at least two daughters.

John 2:1-12 Mary encouraged him at the wedding. It seems Joseph had died.

Mark 3:20, 31-35 His family at this point did not believe in him.

John 7:5 His brothers were not believing.

John 19:25-27 Mary was at the cross.

Acts 1:14 After the ascension, Mary is with the believers waiting for Pentecost.

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