Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

Mary: The Model Worshipper

 And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord,
47     and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,
48 for he has looked on the humble estate of his servant.
For behold, from now on all generations will call me blessed;
49 for he who is mighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his name.
50 And his mercy is for those who fear him
from generation to generation.
51 He has shown strength with his arm;
he has scattered the proud in the thoughts of their hearts;
52 he has brought down the mighty from their thrones
and exalted those of humble estate;
53 he has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent away empty.
54 He has helped his servant Israel,
in remembrance of his mercy,
55 as he spoke to our fathers,
to Abraham and to his offspring forever.”  Luke 1:46-55

A. Truth in the Person who is a Genuine Worshipper

1. Worship consumes our whole being: Luke 1:46-47a, Ps. 103:1, Ps. 104:1, Ps. 34:3

2. Worship is the fruit of salvation: Luke 1:46-47a, Luke 17:11-19

3. Worship is rooted in scripture: Luke 1:54-55, Col. 3:16

4. Worship is from a humble heart: Luke 1:48, Luke 1:50, Isaiah 66:1-2

B. The Qualities in our God prompting our Worship

1. The Condescending Love of God to His People: Luke 1:46-48, Ps. 8:3-4

2. The conquering Power of God for His People

a. In providing salvation: Luke 1:46-47, Ps. 3:8, Ps. 74:12, Col. 1:13

b. In providing protection: Luke 1:51-54, Ps. 27:1, Jude 24-25

c. In providing inward contentment: Luke 1:53, Matt. 5:6, Ps. 107:8-9

3. The Comforting Character of God to His People

a. His holiness: Luke 1:49, Ps. 96:9

b. His mercy: Luke 1:50, Eph. 2:4

c. His faithfulness: Luke 1:54, Ps. 36:5