LUKE 1:39-55 – A PRE-CHRISTMAS BIBLE STUDY – MARY’S SONG

(This is an interactive Bible Study – Questions are Underlined!)

MARY WAS AFFIRMED BY ELIZABETH’S GREETING – Vss. 39-45 

  • 41 – Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit.
  • 42 – Mary was blessed among women because she was chosen to be the mother of the Messiah. And the fruit of her womb was blessed because the Messiah was inside.
  • 43 – What “grabs you” about this announcement?
  • 44 – John “leaped for joy”! Being filled with the Holy Spirit (Luke 1:15), he was already doing his job of pointing others to Jesus! John 1:22-23, John 1:29-34
  • 45 – What was the one thing required of Mary by God? What proof is there that Mary met the requirement? How were Elizabeth’s words helpful to Mary?

MARY ASCRIBED GLORY TO THE LORD – Vss. 46-47

  • 46 – Mary gives God all the credit! Psalms 47:6-7, Revelation 7:11-12
  • 47 – This is a key doctrinal verse. Why?

MARY APPRECIATED GOD’S KINDNESS TOWARDS HER – Vss. 48-49

  • 48 – Notice the example of her humility. She knew her place before God.
  • 49 – She recognized that God in His power was going to do more for her than she could do for herself. How has God done the same for us and why? Ephesians 1:19-21, 3:20

MARY WAS ASSURED OF GOD’S:

  • Mercy – Vs. 50, Luke 12:4-7

What are some indications that we fear God?

  • Strength – Vss. 51-52, Matthew 23:11-12, James 4:6-10

What Biblical examples do we have of proud rulers being scattered or humbled?

What Biblical examples do we have of humble people being exalted?

  • Provision – Vs. 53, Psalm 34:10, Matthew 5:6, John 6:35

What are the advantages of being Spiritually hungry?

What are the disadvantages of not being hungry for the things of God?

  • Faithfulness – Vss. 54-55, Genesis 17:7

How has God helped Israel over the years?

 

MARY ABIDED IN SPIRITUAL SAFETY FOR THREE MONTHS – Vs. 55

  • What were the benefits of Mary and Elizabeth being together for a prolonged period of time?
  • How has fellowship with believers helped you during Spiritually challenging times?