Why Mary?

Mary did not let fear keep her from being faithful.

Mary stood faithful, even to the very end.

Sermon preached on December 13, 2020.

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Digging Deeper

Want to get a little deeper into the study? Below are some questions and thoughts to consider based on the sermon message. Feel free to work through them on your own, as a family or in your small group. (Discussion questions for elementary-age kids can be found below.) If you have questions, please contact us.

Discussion Questions:

  • Why do you think Gabriel mentioned Elizabeth’s pregnancy to Mary? Who is someone that encourages you spiritually?
  • What emotions do you think Mary had when she heard the news from Gabriel? When have you ever had to accept something that scared you?
  • Mary questioned what Gabriel said. Why do we sometimes avoid asking questions about our faith or God? How can asking questions be helpful?
  • John 19:25 reads, “Near the cross of Jesus stood his mother…” Mary demonstrated faith, even to the very end. When you look at your life in 10 years, what type of faith would you like to have? What would have to happen in your life today to help your faith grow?
YOUR CALL TO ACTION:
  • Gabriel concludes his speech by saying “no word from God will ever fail.” How does this statement motivate you to respond faithfully? What spiritual step do you feel called to take next?

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