Advent 2018: Mary’s Song of Glory

The Magnificat: Mary’s Song of Glory

Interestingly, one of the most asked (or sung) questions every Christmas is…

Mary, did you know? 

And in this sermon we get the answer!

Here we look at one of the most famous passages in the Bible: Mary’s Magnificat, or song of majesty and glory.

It is a beautiful, powerful song of joy. 

My goal in this sermon is to help make Mary’s song our song. Her confidence, our confidence. Her joy, our joy.

But what keeps us from singing this kind of song?

Her song is a triumphant song of joy and her emotions are the true emotions of Christmas. But these emotions…joy, hope, triumph…can’t be worked up from within. We can’t manufacture them, buy them, or have them delivered with two-day shipping.

True Christmas joy is a gift. It comes down from above. It comes through God’s Spirit breathing life into God’s word and touching it our hearts.

And Mary’s song points the way.

So let us all to have a MARY Christmas!  (#dadjokes)



Luke 1:26-55


  • Set the Stage


    1. The Setting
    2. The Singer
    3. The Situation


  • Hear the Song


    1. What God does with his eyes…
    2. What God does with his arm…
    3. What God does with his mouth…

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