Luke 1:1 – 24 Foretelling of the birth of John the Baptist

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. 

Guided reflections:

  1. Imagine what was going on through Zechariah’s mind… and Elizabeth.  What would you have thought?
  2. In vs 16-17, what was John’s life purpose according to the angel?
  3. What was the result of Zechariah’s unbelief? 
  4. Vs 25 – have you ever felt like you have not measured up to other people?

Guided Prayer:   

“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”