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Mary the Mother of Jesus - Day 5

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The Blessedness of Believing
Rahab - Week 1
  • Day 1 (Monday)
  • Day 2 (Tuesday)
  • Day 3 (Wednesday)
  • Day 4 (Thursday)
  • Day 5 (Friday)

  • Ruth - Week 2
  • Day 1 (Monday)
  • Day 2 (Tuesday)
  • Day 3 (Wednesday)
  • Day 4 (Thursday)
  • Day 5 (Friday)

  • Widow of Zarephath; Widow with Oil; Shunammite Woman - Week 3
  • Day 1 (Monday)
  • Day 2 (Tuesday)
  • Day 3 (Wednesday)
  • Day 4 (Thursday)
  • Day 5 (Friday)

  • Mary the Mother of Jesus - Week 4
  • Day 1 (Monday)
  • Day 2 (Tuesday)
  • Day 3 (Wednesday)
  • Day 4 (Thursday)
  • Day 5 (Friday)

  • Anna; Syrophoenician Woman; Mary and Martha - Week 5
  • Day 1 (Monday)
  • Day 2 (Tuesday)
  • Day 3 (Wednesday)
  • Day 4 (Thursday)
  • Day 5 (Friday)

  • Mary Magdalene; Samaritan Woman - Week 6
  • Day 1 (Monday)
  • Day 2 (Tuesday)
  • Day 3 (Wednesday)
  • Day 4 (Thursday)
  • Day 5 (Friday)

  • Tabitha (Dorcas); Lois and Eunice - Week 7
  • Day 1 (Monday)
  • Day 2 (Tuesday)
  • Day 3 (Wednesday)
  • Day 4 (Thursday)

  • Widow of Zarephath - Week 7
  • Day 5 (Friday)
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    DAY FIVE

    The time gap between yesterday's lesson and today's is about 20 years. It appears Mary was now a widow. This is only speculation, but is based on the fact that Joseph wasn't mentioned again.

    1. Read Matthew 3:1-17 and Luke 3:21-23. Jesus was now a grown man about 30 years old. He was no longer at home in the carpenter shop but had begun His public ministry. What did He do first?

    2. Read John 2:1-11. From this passage, what do we learn about Mary?

    3. Read Matthew 12:46-50. What is said about Mary and Jesus' brothers and sisters?

      (Mark 3:31-35; Luke 8:19-21)
    4. Read Matthew 13:53-58. What is said about Jesus' hometown?

      (Mark 6:1-6)
    5. Read John 19:25-27. What did Jesus do out of respect for his mother?

    6. Read Acts 1:14. Who was in this prayer meeting? What does this tell you about Jesus' family?


    LESSONS AND APPLICATIONS

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    CONCLUSION

    Mary was a woman who was considered highly favored by God! The Lord was with this simple peasant girl. God saw within her a quality of humble, reverent, and obedient faith. Mary was the Lord's servant from the very beginning of this adventure. Her faith was evident when she responded to the angel, "May it be done to me according to your word." She knew when she spoke those words that her life would never be the same. How would she explain this to her parents? What would Joseph think? How would her friends and relatives respond? What would the rabbis say? Would she be an outcast? None of these things mattered. She was the Lord's servant, and her focus was on Him! She knew how to glorify God in her circumstances. It wasn't her situation that mattered but her obedience to God. Mary saw many wonders in her lifetime, and with each one she kept her heart steadfast on her Lord. She was a woman who trusted, even in the hurts, that God knew what He was doing. She would follow Him at any cost.

    Mary traveled from Nazareth to Bethlehem, then fled to Egypt. From there she eventually journeyed back to her hometown of Nazareth. Even in this, God was gracious. She traveled many times to Jerusalem for the feasts and Passover. It was during one of those times that she experienced the fulfillment of Simeon's prophecy. Even in the extreme pain of watching her son die, she was still confident that Jesus was the Messiah. She witnessed His death and resurrection, and she was one of the many who received the gift of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost.

    Mary knew she was a sinner who needed a savior. She saw her child grow up and knew that He was unique and perfect. He was also a man who knew what pain was and who experienced loneliness and heartache. He became tired, and he felt happiness. He had moments of sadness, He lacked sleep, He got colds, and He knew what it meant to be hurt. Mary comforted and cared for Him as a baby, child, teenager, and man. She had a front row seat in the realm of the living Jesus. She was a willing vessel, useful to God for His good purposes. (2 Tim. 2:21) Are we?

     

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