Jesus’ Story: II.A.7. Mary’s Song of Praise

I. Introductory Texts
II. Birth & Childhood

A. Birth

4. The Birth of John the Baptist Foretold
5. The Birth of Jesus Foretold
6. Mary visits Elizabeth
7. Mary’s Song of Praise
8. The Birth of John the Baptist
9. Zechariah’s Prophecy
10. The Birth of Jesus
11. Shepherd’s visit Jesus
12. Jesus is Circumcised
13. Jesus is Presented in the Temple
14. The Prophecy of Simeon
15. The Prophecy of Anna
16. The Visit of the Wise Men
17. The Escape to Egypt
18. The Return to Nazareth

B. Childhood

III. Baptism & pre-Ministry
IV. The 1st visit to Jerusalem (Passover 1)
V. The 2nd visit to Jerusalem (Passover 2?)
VI. The Last visit to Jerusalem (Passion, Resurrection, & Ascension)
VII. Closing Texts
VIII. Post Gospel Accounts

Luke 1:46-56

46 Mary responded,

Oh, how my soul praises the Lord.

47 How my spirit rejoices in God my Savior!

48 For He took notice of His lowly servant girl, and from now on all generations will call me blessed.

49 For the Mighty One is holy, and He has done great things for me.

50 He shows mercy from generation to generation to all who fear Him.

51 His mighty arm has done tremendous things! He has scattered the proud and haughty ones.

52 He has brought down princes from their thrones and exalted the humble.

53 He has filled the hungry with good things and sent the rich away with empty hands.

54 He has helped His servant Israel and remembered to be merciful.

55 For He made this promise to our ancestors, to Abraham and His children forever.”

56 Mary stayed with Elizabeth about three months and then went back to her own home.

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