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Learning from Luke: Soul Lifting

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Luke 1:46-56

The holidays can be a festive time for many, and an emotionally draining time for others. Amid the “ho ho ho” of surface merriment, it can be very challenging to minister to those suffering through the season.

How Do We Deal With Depression?

Remember God’s Choice; Respond With Praise
Luke 1:46-49

  • v46/47 Mary is ALL IN, “body and soul”
  • v48 “gazed with favor on low estate” God chose her, NOT because of how great she was
  • v49 but because of how great HE is

Remember God’s Actions; Respond With Amazement
Luke 1:50-56

  • v50 generational mercy (thinking about the baby?)
  • v51 applied mastery
  • v52 exalts the modest
  • v53 provides for the meager
  • v54/55 assists the minion

Closing thought from verse 56: notice how Mary stayed with Elizabeth. This was for MUTUAL SUPPORT; this is our opportunity and challenge as well – sustain support one for another during times like these. Let us be ALL IN with those who need us most.


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