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Mary’s Praise

Lesson 4 

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Winter 2019-20

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By: RLD Editorial Team 

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December 22, 2019

Lesson Focus:

Glorify God for what He has done.

Bible Basis:

Luke 1:39–56

Materials Needed:

Step 1:

  • None

Summary & Links:

Glorify God for what He has done.

These videos and materials are for your personal use. If you show videos in class, be sure to have the necessary rights to do so.

Music Video, Traditional: “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen”
Music Video, Multicultural: “Silent Night” by Noel Robinson
Music Video, Contemporary: “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” by Carrie & Collette
Guzik’s Commentary on Luke 1
Spurgeon’s Commentary on Luke 1
Gill’s Commentary on Luke 1

Memory Verse:

46And Mary said: “My soul glorifies the Lord 47and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
—Luke 1:46–47

Step 1:

Glorify God for what He has done.

Materials Needed:

  • None

TWO WOMEN WHO CHANGED HISTORY
On October 18, NASA astronauts Jessica Meir and Christina Koch performed the first-ever all-woman spacewalk. The pair went outside the International Space Station to replace a faulty battery, and in the process made history. “For us it’s just coming out here and doing our job today,” Meir said during the spacewalk. “At the same time, we recognize that it is a historic achievement.”

TWO WOMEN WHO CHANGED ETERNITY
In our passage today, we look at Elizabeth, who was pregnant with John the Baptist, and Mary, who was pregnant with the Son of God. These women were handpicked by God to bear two of the most important baby boys ever born. John readied Israel for the Messiah and Jesus atoned for humanity and opened the way for eternal relationship with God. Through the women’s shared task—to bear and raise their sons—they helped change the course not only of history but of eternity.

Questions

  • Who are some heroines in your life and throughout history, and why do you admire them?
  • What benefits do you see resulting from women taking on tasks that were historically men’s work?
  • What qualities and character attributes can you detect about Elizabeth and Mary from today’s passage?

Looking for Steps 2, 3 & 4?

You can find Steps 2, 3 & 4 in your teacher’s guide. To purchase a teacher’s guide, please visit: Bible-in-Life or Echoes.

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