Series: Advent: Wonders of His Love
Lesson: Peace: Fear Not
Summary: God’s rescue plan was to send his son, Jesus, to be with us. His plan involved a young girl named Mary. God sent an angel to announce to Mary that she would become pregnant and give birth to Jesus. Even though this news was surprising, Mary chose to trust God. Her response showed faithfulness to God and serves as an example to us.
Activity: Clothes pin angel ornament
Memory Verse:“You will give birth to a son, and you will name him Jesus.” Luke 1:31
Scripture: Luke 1:26-38
ICB 26-27 During Elizabeth’s sixth month of pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to a
virgin who lived in Nazareth, a town in Galilee. She was engaged to marry a man
named Joseph from the family of David. Her name was Mary. 28 The angel came to her
and said, “Greetings! The Lord has blessed you and is with you.”
29 But Mary was very confused by what the angel said. Mary wondered, “What does
30 The angel said to her, “Don’t be afraid, Mary, because God is pleased with you.
31 Listen! You will become pregnant. You will give birth to a son, and you will name
him Jesus. 32 He will be great, and people will call him the Son of the Most High. The
Lord God will give him the throne of King David, his ancestor. 33 He will rule over the
people of Jacob forever. His kingdom will never end.”
34 Mary said to the angel, “How will this happen? I am a virgin!”
35 The angel said to Mary, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the
Most High will cover you. The baby will be holy. He will be called the Son of God.
36 Now listen! Elizabeth, your relative, is very old. But she is also pregnant with a son.
Everyone thought she could not have a baby, but she has been pregnant for six
months. 37 God can do everything!”
38 Mary said, “I am the servant girl of the Lord. Let this happen to me as you say!” Then
the angel went away.