Responding to God's Voice

Posted on 12/07/16 by John Lindell in Prayer Meeting

In this message, Pastor John Lindell shares a powerful sermon titled, “Responding to God’s Voice.” Join us as we study Luke 1:26-38 and see how Mary humbly responded to the Lord’s voice. Our prayer is that this message encourages you to cultivate a heart that is ready to respond to God when He speaks to you.

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Responding to God’s Voice

Luke 1:26-38 NLT
26In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a village in Galilee, 27to a virgin named Mary. She was engaged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of King David. 28Gabriel appeared to her and said, “Greetings, favored woman! The Lord is with you!” 29Confused and disturbed, Mary tried to think what the angel could mean. 30“Don’t be afraid, Mary,” the angel told her, “for you have found favor with God! 31You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus. 32He will be very great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his ancestor David. 33And he will reign over Israel forever; his Kingdom will never end!” 34Mary asked the angel, “But how can this happen? I am a virgin.” 35The angel replied, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the baby to be born will be holy, and he will be called the Son of God. 36What’s more, your relative Elizabeth has become pregnant in her old age! People used to say she was barren, but she has conceived a son and is now in her sixth month. 37For the word of God will never fail.” 38Mary responded, “I am the Lord’s servant. May everything you have said about me come true.” And then the angel left her.

1st Mary Responded with a Humble Heart

Luke 1:38 NLT
38Mary responded, “I am the Lord’s servant. May everything you have said about me come true.” And then the angel left her.

2nd Mary Responded by Actively Embracing God’s Plan

Luke 1:38 NLT
38Mary responded, “I am the Lord’s servant. May everything you have said about me come true.” And then the angel left her.

3rd Mary’s Response Brought God’s Blessing

Luke 1:45 NLT
45You are blessed because you believed that the Lord would do what he said.”