You will recall that the books, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John are called the gospels. They tell the story of Jesus from 4 writers’ perspectives. The various stories might be slightly different in each book, so we will use all 4 gospels to tell the story of Jesus. We will look at Luke for the next few days since Luke is more expansive in the birth story.
- Imagine what was going on through Zechariah’s mind… and Elizabeth. What would you have thought?
- In vs 16-17, what was John’s life purpose according to the angel?
- What was the result of Zechariah’s unbelief?
- Vs 25 – have you ever felt like you have not measured up to other people?
“Loving God, you brought hope to Zechariah and Elizabeth… to accomplish the cosmic mission of preparing the way for the coming Messiah,; and you gave Elizabeth the desire of her heart – to have a child. Right now, the desire of my heart is _____________________... If you grantme this desire, may it be used for your glory as well. Amen”