After spending last week’s message setting up our four-year journey into Luke’s Gospel, we take our first real step into it this Sunday with a message from Luke 1:5-25. Remember that this Gospel is all about us being certain about the things we’ve been taught.
This week’s message addresses the distress, disappointment and doubt that frequently mark our lives, as well as the discipline we sometimes face from the Lord. These can be crushing setbacks for us or marks of faithfulness to our God that set up an opportunity for him to bless us in ways we could have never imagined.
In the passage, we’ll see a couple who faced all of this yet were blessed and used by God to bring hope to the world. They lived their lives in a way that showed their unwavering commitment to follow the Lord no matter what.