Which Angel Told Mary About Jesus?

The message to Mary about Jesus’ birth (Luke 1:26-38) – The identity of Jesus – CCEA – GCSE Religious Studies Revision – CCEA

  • What does the Bible’s account of Jesus’ life teach us about his identity?
  • Examine the evidence
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5
  6. 6
  7. 7
  8. 8
  9. 9
  10. 10
  11. Page 2 of10

Summary

God’s messenger, the angel Gabriel, arrived in Nazareth with a message for Mary, who had been pledged to Joseph as his wife.Mary was informed by an angel that she would become the mother of a boy, whom she was to name Jesus.″He will be famous, and he will be known as the Son of the Most High God,″ the angel said in a vision.Mary was perplexed as to how this could be possible given that she was a virgin.In response, the angel said, ″The Holy Spirit will descend upon you, and God’s power will rest upon you.″ As a bonus, he informed Mary that her elderly aunt Elizabeth was six months pregnant, proving that there is nothing that God cannot accomplish.″I am the servant of the Lord,″ Mary said.

  1. An illustration of the angel Gabriel appearing to Mary (The Annunciation, Salesianerkirche Church, Vienna)

Background

In writing their gospels, Matthew and Luke did so independently of one another, drawing on a variety of sources and eyewitnesses.They come from a variety of various backgrounds as well.Matthew was raised as a Jew who converted to Christianity.He was well-versed in the Scriptures of the Old Testament and eager to demonstrate how Jesus had fulfilled predictions concerning the coming Messiah.Unlike Matthew, Luke (a Gentile, or non-Jew) wished to demonstrate that Jesus was the rescuer of all humanity through his gospel.Luke also demonstrates a particular affinity for women and marginalized groups (eg social outcasts, the poor, tax collectors).

  1. It is clear from the way Matthew and Luke write that they have different areas of interest.
  2. Due to her role as the mother of Jesus, Mary occupies a unique position in the Christian religion.
  3. This is particularly underlined by the Roman Catholic Church, which believes that Mary has been graced with a number of unique attributes, including:
  1. Because of this, she is referred to be the Mother of God
  2. Mary herself was conceived without the presence of original sin and as a result was perfect, a fact known as the Immaculate Conception.
  3. A perpetual virgin — after giving birth to Jesus, Mary did not have any more children and hence remained virgin.
  4. The Assumption is the belief that Mary did not die a regular, physical death but was instead lifted up to heaven in bodily form.

Understanding the text

According to Luke’s account, Mary is the main character, as the angel tells her (rather than Joseph) about the child she will give birth to.When the angel informs her, ″You have won favor with God,″ we learn more about Mary’s character.When she responds, ″I am the Lord’s servant,″ we learn more about her willingness to obey God’s wishes.When Mary agreed to what God desired, she was putting herself in a dangerous situation.She would very certainly have to undergo public humiliation, and it is possible that Joseph would become enraged.Mary, on the other hand, did not mistrust the angel’s word and responded positively.

  1. As opposed to Matthew, Luke does not make use of passages from the Old Testament.
  2. He does, however, agree that the kid who will be born will be God’s son and the promised saviour, which he calls ″a miracle.″ This is demonstrated in the following ways in Luke’s recounting of the events:
  1. Several times, the angel refers to the kid as ″the son of the Most High″ and ″the Son of God,″ and he also states that ″the Lord will grant him the throne of his father David.″ In ancient times, it was thought that the Messiah would come from King David’s lineage.
  2. ″His dominion will never come to an end,″ the angel declares of Jesus. This promise was made to King David, according to the Old Testament. Jesus’ kingdom, on the other hand, will encompass far more than a single political or geographical region. In other words, it will be a spiritual kingdom.
  3. When it comes to the birth of the child, Luke agrees that Mary will be a virgin and that he would be conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit.
  1. 1
  2. 2
  3. 3
  4. 4
  5. 5
  6. 6
  7. 7
  8. 8
  9. 9
  10. 10
  11. Page 2 of10

The angel Gabriel spoke to Mary about the birth of Jesus

Miriam, or Mary, as she is known in English, was a pious Jew who lived in the town of Nazareth at the time of Jesus’ birth.The angel Gabriel informed Mary that she was expecting a child and that she should name him Jesus.It happened to be the same time that her cousin Elizabeth was six months into her pregnancy.In her response to the angel, Mary refers to herself as a bound slave to the Most High God.″I am the Lord’s servant,″ says the speaker.The term servant literally translates as ″bound slave″ in Greek.

  1. Gabriel translates as ″God is powerful″ in Hebrew.
  2. God has employed angels to communicate with Mankind about things He intends to accomplish in the future.
  3. For example, in the book of Revelation, Abraham, Daniel, and John are mentioned.
  4. Luke’s chapters 1:1-2:52 and 3:21-38 are the most important.
  5. Matthew chapters 1:1-25 and 2:1-23 are two of the most important chapters in the Bible.

Background Reading: – The Birth of Jesus Foretold

Luke 1:26-38 26 The angel Gabriel was dispatched by God to a place in Galilee called Nazareth, 27 where he found a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, who was a descendant of King David.She was now in her sixth month of pregnancy.Mary was the name of the virgin.28 The angel appeared to her and greeted her, saying, ″Greetings, you who have been well honored!″The Lord is with you!″ says the Lord.29 She was taken aback by his comment and immediately sought to figure out what he was saying.

  1. 30 Then the angel informed her, “Stop being scared, Mary, because you have received favor with God.
  2. 31 Listen!
  3. You will get pregnant and give birth to a boy, and you are to name him Jesus.
  4. His greatness and the title of ″Son of the Most High″ will be bestowed upon him by the Lord God; he will be given the throne of David, who was his ancestor.
  5. 33 He will reign over the family of Jacob in perpetuity, and his kingdom will never come to an end.″ 34 Mary asked the angel, “How can this be, considering I have not had intercourse with a man?” ″The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will surround you,″ the angel said.
  6. As a result, the infant will be considered holy and will be addressed as the Son of God.
  • 36 Also, pay attention!
  • Elizabeth, your relative, has herself conceived a boy in her old age; this woman, who was considered to be infertile, is now in her sixth month of pregnancy with her son.
  • ″With regard to any of God’s promises, there is nothing that is impossible.″ Mary responded, ″Truly I am the Lord’s servant,″ she stated.
  • Allow what you’ve spoken to come to pass for me.″ Then the angel vanished without a trace.
  • More information may be found at: Gabriel is one of just three angels who are specifically mentioned in the Bible.

Two others are Michael, who is a servant of God, and Satan, who rebelled against God and we all know what will happen to him in the end.There are other groups of angels named, including the Cherubim and the Seraphim, among others.In Hebrew, Cherub is the singular form of Cherubim, just as Seraph is the singular form of Seraphim.In Hebrew, the suffix ″im″ is added to the end of a word to make it plural when three or more words are used, but in English, the suffix ″s″ is added to the end of a word to make it multiple.

Other modules in this unit:

Luke 1:30 So the angel told her, ″Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.

  • New International Version (New International Version) But the angel whispered to her, “Do not be terrified, Mary; you have won favor with God.
  • New Living Translation (New Living Translation) ″Don’t be scared, Mary,″ the angel assured her, ″because you have won favor with God!″ he said.
  • Version standardized in English She was comforted by the angel, who said, ″Do not be afraid, Mary; you have won favor with God.″ Berean Study Bible (also known as the Berean Study Bible) As a result, the angel assured her, ″Do not be afraid, Mary, because you have gained favor with God.″ The Literal Bible of the Bereans ″Do not be alarmed, Mary,″ the angel assured her, ″because you have won favor with the Lord.″ The King James Version of the Bible She was comforted by the angel, who told her: ″Fear not, Mary; thou hast won favor with God.″ New The King James Version (KJV) is a translation of the King James Bible.
  • She was comforted by the angel, who said, ″Do not be afraid, Mary, because you have won favor in God’s sight.″ The New American Standard Bible is a translation of the New Testament into English.
  • She was comforted by the angel, who said, ″Do not be afraid, Mary; you have won favor with God.″ NASB (National Association of School Boards) 1995 When she asked if she should be terrified, the angel said, ″Don’t be afraid, Mary; you have won favor with God.″ NASB 1977 (National Association of School Boards) ″Do not be frightened, Mary,″ the angel assured her, ″for you have won favor with God.″ The Bible with an amplification system ″Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have won favor with God,″ the angel assured her.
  • The Christian Standard Bible is a translation of the Bible in the Christian tradition.
  • ″Do not be frightened, Mary,″ the angel assured her, ″because you have won favor with God.″ Holman The Christian Standard Bible is a translation of the Bible in the Christian tradition.
  • As a result, the angel assured her that she had gained favor with God and that she should not be concerned.
  • The American Standard Version is the version used in the United States.
  • Because of this, the angel assured her that she had won favor with God.
  • ″Fear not, Mary,″ the angel continued.
  • The Aramaic Bible translated into plain English She was comforted by the Angel who told her, ″Do not be afraid, Maryam; you have won favor with God.″ Version in the Present Tense of the English Language Afterwards, the angel assured Mary, ″Don’t be scared!
  • ‘God is happy with you,’ says the Lord.
  • The Bible of Douay-Rheims Fear not, Mary, because thou hast gained favour in the eyes of God, according to the words of the angel.
  • Translation of the Good News It was the angel who told her not to be terrified: ″Don’t be afraid, Mary; God has been generous to you.″ The International Standard Version (ISO) is a formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized formalized ″Mary, don’t be scared; you have gained favor with God,″ the angel reassured her.
  • Standard Version in its literal sense She was comforted by the messenger who told her, ″Do not be afraid, Mary, because you have won favor with God.″ New American Bible She was comforted by the angel, who said, ″Do not be afraid, Mary, because you have won favor in God’s sight.″ NET Bible is an abbreviation for Networked Information Technology.
  • Because of this, the angel assured her, ″Do not be afraid, Mary, because you have earned favor with God!
  • Revised Standard Version (New Revised Standard Version) ″Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have won favor with God,″ the angel assured her.
  • The New Heart English Bible is a translation of the New Heart Bible.
  • ″Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have won favor with God,″ the angel assured her.
  • Weymouth The New Testament is a collection of writings that were written during the years of ad ad ad ad ad ad ad ad ad ad ad ad ad ad ad ad ad ad ad ad ad ad ad ad ad ad ad ad ad ad ad ad As a result, Mary was not alarmed, as the angel explained, ″since you have won favor with God.″ The English Bible for the Whole World It was the angel who told her: ″Don’t be scared, Mary; you have won favor in the eyes of God.″ Young’s Literal Translation of the Text ‘Do not be afraid, Mary, because thou hast received favor with God,’ the messenger assured her.
  • Additional Translations Context The Archangel Gabriel Predicts the Birth of Jesus…
  • 29 Mary was deeply worried by his comments, and she wondered what sort of greeting he had intended for them.
  • 30 As a result, the angel assured her, ″Do not be afraid, Mary, because you have gained favor with God.″ 31 You will conceive and give birth to a boy, whom you are to name Jesus, as a sign from the Lord that you have done so.

… References to Other Sources 6:8 (Genesis 6:8) Noah, on the other hand, received favor in the sight of the LORD.Matthew 14:27 (KJV) But Jesus intervened right away, saying, ″Take courage!It is, in fact, I.

Be brave and do not be scared.″ Luke 1:13 (New International Version) Zechariah, do not be afraid, for your petition has been heard,″ the angel assured him.It has been determined that your wife Elizabeth will give birth to a son, who will be given the name John.The Scriptures are a treasure trove.

And the angel comforted her, saying, ″Do not be afraid, Mary; you have won favor with God.″ Luke 1:13 (New International Version) But the angel comforted him, saying, ″Fear not, Zacharias; for thy petition has been heard, and thy wife Elisabeth will carry thee a son, whom you shalt name John.″ Luke 12:32 (NIV) Do not be alarmed, tiny sheep, for it is your Father’s delight to grant you access to the kingdom.In Isaiah 41:10,14, the Bible says It is nothing to be afraid of, for I am with thee; do not be discouraged, for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yes, I will assist thee; yes, I will support thee with the right hand of my righteousness…(30) God has favored you; thus, you are blessed.The noun is the same as that which has been translated elsewhere as ″grace,″ but that term, although adequate in and of itself, has become so connected with theological jargon that it is preferable to keep ″favour″ in this context.Commentaries that run in parallel.

  • Greek So (kai)Conjunction is a formalized phrase.
  • Strong’s 2532 (Strong’s 2532): Strong’s 3588:the, the definite article, as well as, even, as well as, specifically.
  • the (ho)Article – Nominative Masculine SingularStrong’s 3588:the, the definite article.
  • This includes all of the inflections of the feminine he as well as the neuter to; the definite article; and the.
  • a guardian angel (angelos) Noun – Nominative Masculine Form of Noun SingularStrong’s 32nd position: By inference, a pastor is descended from the word aggello, which means messenger, especially a ‘angel.’ the truth was told (eipen) Strong’s 2036: Verb – Aorist Indicative Active – 3rd Person SingularStrong’s 2036: Verb – Aorist Indicative Active – 3rd Person SingularStrong’s 2036: Answer, bid, deliver word, or issue a command.
  • A fundamental verb, which means to talk or utter anything.
  • the author’s, (aut) Personal / Obsessive Orientation Pronoun – Dative Feminine in the singular Strong’s 846 in the 3rd Person Singular: He, she, it, they, them, and the same are all correct.
  • The reflexive pronoun self, which is used in the third person as well as the other persons, is derived from the particle au.
See also:  What Did Jesus Tell Judas

″ not (M)AdverbStrong’s 3361:Not, at the very least.A fundamental particle of qualified denial; not, lest; likewise (whereas ou anticipates an affirmative one) whether.be scared, Verb – Imperative in the Present Tense Middle of the road or passive In the second person singular, Strong’s 5399 is derived from the word phobos, which means to terrify, i.e.to be terrified; by analogy, to be in awe of, as in the case of Revere.Greetings, Mary (Mariam) Noun – Vocative Feminine form of a noun SingularStrong’s 3137 is as follows: Maria or Mariam is a Hebrew name; Maria or Mariam is the name of six Christian females.for (gar)Conjunction of the letters In this case, Strong’s 1063:For.A main particle, or, more accurately, one that assigns a cause.

You’ve discovered The Aorist Indicative Form of the Verb 2nd Person Active tense SingularStrong’s 2147 is as follows: A lengthened form of a primary heuro, which heureo is used for in all tenses save the present and imperfect to find, and which heureo is used in all tenses except the present and imperfect to discover.kindly consider this: (charin) Noun – Accusative Feminine Form of a Noun SingularStrong’s 5485 is as follows: From chairo, which means graciousness in speech or action.with the help of (para) Preposition Strong’s number 3844: The preposition comes from; the preposition comes beside, in the presence of; the preposition comes alongside of God.

(This is the) Noun – Dative Masculine Noun – Dative Masculine SingularStrong’s 2316 is as follows: A god, particularly the ultimate Divinity; metaphorically, a magistrate; via Hebraism, extremely important.n.Return to the previous page Afraid Angel Approval Favor Favour Fear Found God’s Mary Messenger Afraid Angel Approval Favor Favour Fear Continue to Next Page Afraid Angel Approval Favor Favour Fear Found God’s Mary Messenger Afraid Angel Approval Favor Favour Fear Links 1:29 Luke 1:29 NIVLuke 1:30 NLTLuke 1:30 ESVLuke 1:30 NASBLuke 1:30 KJVLuke 1:30 NIVLuke 1:30 NLTLuke 1:30 ESVLuke 1:30 NASBLuke 1:30 BibleApps.com Biblia del Evangelio 1:30 Paralela Chinese Version of Luke 1:30 French translation of Luke 1:30 Bible The Catholic Bible (Luke 1:30) Gospels of the New Testament: 1:29 Luke 1:29 Don’t be afraid, the angel told her (Luke Lu Lk)

Who was the angel that came to Mary and told her that she would give birth to Jesus?

God’s messenger, the angel Gabriel, arrived in Nazareth with a message for Mary, who had been pledged to Joseph as his wife. Mary was informed by an angel that she would become the mother of a boy, whom she was to name Jesus.

What was the name of the angel who told Mary she would give birth to Jesus?

It is also known as the Annunciation to the Blessed Virgin Mary or Annunciation of the Lord, and it is the announcement by the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary that she would become pregnant by the Holy Spirit and bear a baby who would be known as Jesus (Luke 1:26–38).

Which angel told Joseph Mary pregnant?

The Bible serves as the foundation for Christian views regarding Mary. According to the Gospels of Matthew and Luke, Mary was a young lady who was engaged to be married to a man named Joseph when she gave birth to Jesus. According to the Gospel of Luke, the angel Gabriel appeared to Mary and informed her that she would become the mother of a son.

Who was the angel who announced Mary that she will be conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit?

  • This celebration commemorates the announcement by the Archangel Gabriel to the Blessed Virgin Mary that she would conceive and give birth to the Lord Jesus Christ.
  • The Annunciation (from Latin annuntiatio), also known as the Annunciation to Our Lady, or the Annunciation of Our Lady, is the Christian celebration of the announcement by the Archangel Gabriel to the Blessed Virgin Mary that she would conceive and give birth to the Lord…

Which Angel was at the Nativity?

The angel Gabriel visited the town of Nazareth in Galilee, where he announced to a virgin named Mary, who was engaged to a man named Joseph, that she would give birth to a son, whom she was to name Jesus, because he would be the son of God and rule over Israel forever. This occurred during the reign of Herod, the king of Judea at the time.

How did God send his message to Mary?

  • God’s messenger, the angel Gabriel, arrived in Nazareth with a message for Mary, who had been pledged to Joseph as his wife.
  • Mary was informed by an angel that she would become the mother of a boy, whom she was to name Jesus.
  • ″He will be famous, and he will be known as the Son of the Most High God,″ the angel said in a vision.
  • Mary was perplexed as to how this could be possible given that she was a virgin.

When did the angel come to Mary?

  • Gabriel, God’s messenger, was dispatched to a little village in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin engaged to a man named Joseph, who was from the family of David; the virgin’s name was Mary, and the man’s name was Joseph.
  • And as he approached her, he exclaimed, ″Hail, full of grace!
  • ″The Lord is with you,″ says the prophet.
  • It was read as suggesting that Joseph was law-abiding and, as such, determined to divorce Mary in accordance with Mosaic Law when he discovered that she was pregnant by another man.
  • The majority of ancient interpreters on the Bible agreed with this interpretation.
  • His justice, on the other hand, was tempered by kindness, and he chose to keep the affair a secret.

Did Mary and Joseph have other children?

  • James, Joseph/Joses, Judas/Jude, and Simon are all mentioned as brothers of Jesus, the son of Mary, in the Gospel of Mark (6:3) and the Gospel of Matthew (13:55–56), respectively.
  • The same lines also refer to unidentified sisters of Jesus who are mentioned in passing.
  • … Some people believed in the early ages that the brothers were the children of both Mary and Joseph, and this belief continued till the present day.

When did the angel appeared to Mary to tell her about God’s plan?

The Annunciation, celebrated on the 25th of March in the Christian calendar, commemorates the visit of the angel Gabriel to Mary.

Who told the shepherds the news about Jesus?

The story of the Bible ″Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord,″ the angel announces. This will serve as a signal to you: you will come across a baby wrapped in clothes and lying in a manger.

Are angels mentioned in the Bible?

The angels are depicted as spiritual creatures who serve as intermediaries between God and mankind throughout the Christian Bible: ″You have made him a bit less than the angels…″ Psalms 8:4–5 is an example of this.

How did Mary conceived immaculately?

The fact that Mary was not contaminated by original sin resulted in both Mary’s and Jesus’ pregnancies being deemed miraculous. It was the church that helped to popularize the notion of the immaculate conception, which holds that Mary was created without sin as a pre-embryo about 20 BCE.

What did the angel Gabriel say to the shepherds?

In addition, there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping an eye on their flocks throughout the nighttime hours. They were startled when an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord blazed around them as he appeared to them. But the angel assured them, saying, ″Do not be alarmed.

How many months did Mary stay with her cousin Elizabeth while they were both pregnant?

Before Mary arrived, Elizabeth had reached the sixth month of her pregnancy (Luke 1:36). In all, Mary stayed for three months, and most academics believe she stayed to see John’s birth.

Was Jesus born in a stable or a cave?

Christmas nativity scenes across the world depict the birth of Christ, which may be the most famous Bible tale of all: Jesus was born in a stable because there were no rooms available at the inn when his parents went to give birth to him.

What the Angel Told Mary

  • In the Bible, Luke 1:26-38 is considered to be one of the most dramatic and momentous angelic meetings ever recorded.
  • It is recounted in these passages how the Angel Gabriel prophesied the birth of Jesus Christ.
  • What exactly did he say to her?
  • First and foremost, he referred to her as ″highly favored″ and stated that the Lord was with her.
  • This caused Mary a great deal of distress, as it should have.
  • After all, she was probably between 14 and 17 years old at the time, and she was having a conversation with an angel about the impending birth of her kid.
  • Mary was having difficulty imagining what type of position she was in.
  • Second, the angel assured her that she would not be terrified.
  • Think about how many times God has advised someone not to be scared.
  • Can you count them?
  • Why should we be afraid of carrying out God’s will?
  • We may not be able to predict the future, but we can be confident that God will lead and bless those who follow His plan.
  • In this case, advising Mary not to be afraid is a rational and meaningful expression of support.
  • Third, Gabriel revealed to Mary that she would conceive and have a son, whom she would name Jesus, after the angel Gabriel.
  • What do you suppose the feeling of reassurance Joseph and Mary had when they understood that they had both been instructed to name the infant Jesus was like?
  • Fourth, Mary was informed about the greatness of this child and ruler, which she did not ignore.
  • His greatness, the angel informed her, would be recognized and He would be referred to as ″the Son of the Most High God.″ Fifth, the angel informed her about the impending reign of the kingdom.
  • Jesus would rule over the family of Jacob for all of eternity, and His kingdom would have no beginning or end.
  • When the prophet Isaiah foretold of the coming Messianic King, he also spoke of a kingdom that would never be destroyed (Isaiah 9:6-7).
  • Sixth, in response to Mary’s question about how this might be, the Angel revealed God’s authority.
  • ″The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and it is for this reason that the holy offspring will be known as the Son of God.
  • ″ (Luke 1:35).
  • Finally, the angel reassured Mary that with God, nothing is out of the question.
  • We must take note of all of these teachings, particularly the final.

Our lives must be lived with the conviction that God is the Lord and that His will will be done on the earth.Nothing is impossible when it comes to God.You may subscribe to my daily devotionals at waylonbailey.com and receive them all.

Have a wonderful week!

Angel Tells Mary About Jesus Coloring Page

  • The Angel Tells Mary About Jesus Coloring Page was published on October 8, 2021 in the category coloring pages.
  • Joseph, Mary, and the newborn Jesus are all in this picture.
  • You can simply color online for the angel who comes to Mary and Joseph and tells them about the birth of Jesus coloring pages directly from your gadget, which is compatible with the iPad and Android phones and tablets.
  • More teaching aids on the prophesied birth of Jesus are available.
  • This pin and more on children’s church coloring by janelle saffert can be found on Pinterest.
  • God sent Gabriel, an angel, to give a special message to Mary on her birthday.

This Angel And Mary Coloring Page Shows The Annunciation Where The Archangel Gabriel Announced To The Blessed Virgin Mary The Coming Of Jesus.

Colored pencils, watercolors, or markers will all work well for this assignment. God operates in mysterious ways that we cannot comprehend. Joseph, Mary, and the newborn Jesus are all in this picture.

Your Children Will Surely Enjoy This Bible Coloring Page Depicting The Angel Gabriel, God’s Messenger, Announcing To Mary That She Would Become The Mother Of God’s Son.

  • This week, we’ll take a look at the second week of the Christmas classes that we had last week.
  • The infant will be considered sacred, and he will be referred to as the son of God.
  • Mary said, ″I am the lord’s servant, therefore please allow everything to unfold exactly as you have spoken.″ God could have picked anybody to give birth to Jesus, but he selected Mary, a young virgin, since she was the most suitable candidate.
  • (If you missed week one, you can find it here.)

And, If You Like This Lesson We Have Over 100 More Free Sunday School Lessons For Kids!

Take pleasure in coloring this picture of Mary and the Angel of Death. For God, there is no such thing as an impossibility. Sunday school lesson for children about Mary and the angel:

The Angel Answered, The Holy Spirit Will Come Upon You And The Power Of The Most High Will Overshadow You.

Free coloring sheets of Mary and the angel are available for download and printing. Children like hearing the tale of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ’s birth, and you may send them home with a copy of the narrative. Baby Jesus is being watched after by an angel.

Print Version (Pdf) This Month’s Featured Fun And Games.

  • Mary is informed about Jesus by an angel. The angel Gabriel informed Mary that she was expecting a child and that she should name him Jesus. Marylesson is visited by an angel. 1. Printable Elf on the Shelf coloring pages
  • Totem Poles lesson plan
  • Paint By Numbers Online Free Patterns Printable
  • 1. Printable Elf on the Shelf coloring pages
  • 2.
  • 6+ Ideas for Graphing Rational Functions Worksheet
  • Cindy Lou Hat Who Vector Art
  • Graphing Rational Functions Worksheet
  • 10+ Ideas Rule of 72 Worksheet
  • Imagen De Animales Diurnos Para Colorear
  • Printable Coloring Pages Of Cereal Bowls
  • Ice Cream Sundae Coloring Sheet
  • Brainstorming Worksheets 4Th Grade
  • Imagen De Animales Diurnos Para Colorear
  • Imagen De Animales Diurnos Para Colorear
  • Imagen De Animales Diurnos Para Colorear
  • Imagen De Animales Diurnos Para Colorear
  • Imagen De Animales Diurnos Para Color

Questions for Bible study groups

  1. In what context did the gospel writers employ the term ″angel″? What was an angel, and who or what was it?
  2. What is the procedure for receiving a communication from God?
  3. When someone says, ″the tale is not about what happened to Mary, but about who Jesus is,″ what exactly does that mean?

The message was delivered by the angel Gabriel to Mary of Nazareth, an unmarried Galilean peasant girl, in which he asked her to be the mother of the long-anticipated Messiah.

See also:  Who Wrote One Day At A Time Sweet Jesus Lyrics?

What happened at the Annunciation?

  • Photograph of a Bedouin girl taken in the nineteenth century The narrative begins with a declaration that is both forceful and straightforward.
  • In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, the angel Gabriel traveled to the small town (not a city, as Luke describes it) of Nazareth and paid a visit to a young woman named Mary, who was engaged to marry a man named Joseph, who was of the house of the great King David.
  • Joseph was of the house of the great King David, and Mary was of the house of David.
  • These two young individuals had been betrothed to each other, but they had not yet tied the knot.
  • Essentially, this meant that Mary was still residing with her parents in a humble home in a remote and backward area.
  • They were unnoticed, inconsequential individuals who were only known to their immediate family and close acquaintances.
  • If the angel had not contacted Mary, or if Mary had refused to comply with the angel’s request, no one would have ever heard of the couple.

Who or what was an ‘angel’?

  • A picture of a white-clad, winged young guy is most likely what comes to mind.
  • Angels have historically been depicted in this manner; in fact, we’ve become so accustomed to seeing them this way that it’s impossible to conceive Mary and the Angel as anything other than two separate figures standing opposite one other in a sparsely furnished room.
  • But what exactly did the writers of the gospels mean when they employed the term ‘angel’ in their writings?
  • They were referring to a communication from God, of course.
  • In a dream, as an overwhelming premonition, or as a vision, it is possible to receive this message.
  • No matter how it manifested, it was strong enough to rock the individual to their very core: the person who received/saw the Angel/message was certain that they had received a direct communication from God – and that it was, in fact, a divinely inspired message.
  • This is exactly what Mary went through.
  • Take a look at the blue text at the bottom of this page.

The Angel greets Mary

  • Mary was taken aback when she was called as ‘favoured’ for the first time.
  • As a young childless lady from an inconspicuous family, she was at the bottom of the social ladder.
  • She was also in a less-than-fashionable corner of the world: she was an Annunciation, the angel Gabriel, and Mary of Nazareth.
  • The angel responded by telling her that she had been chosen by God and that she was to give birth to a boy who would be the Messiah.
  • This indicated that she will have a sparkling future.
  • At that time, all Jews looked forward to the appearance of a Messiah who would usher them into a bright future in which enemies would be destroyed, poverty and misery would be erased, and people would be transformed by goodness.
  • To be such a young girl, Mary must have been overwhelmed by her deep-felt understanding of her son’s destiny – as it would have been for any parent in her situation.
  • Read the green text at the bottom of the page.

Mary Replies

  • George Hitchcock’s artwork, The Annunciation, is on display.
  • Mary does not appear to have had a single question in her mind that conception was possible.
  • She was confused since she was aware that she was unmarried, but unlike Zechariah, who demanded a concrete sign when he was informed of the gestation of John the Baptist, Mary did not demand one.
  • She mistook the angel’s words for a reference to an immediate conception, and she was perplexed by this interpretation.
  • Even though her marriage to Joseph was still some months away, she couldn’t fathom how she might conceive before then.
  • The angel’s response made it plain that this was going to be a once-in-a-lifetime event.
  • There would be no earthly Messiah who would be born of earthly parents and nurtured by God to the level of a great hero as Mary’s son would be.
  • This was to be the true Son of God, and his conception would be made possible by the power of the Holy Spirit descending upon Mary, causing her child to be divine in nature.
  • He would overtake King David and his heirs, who were simply God’s adopted sons, as the most powerful man on the planet.
  • The ‘angel’ said that the sheer creative force of God would result in the conception of a kid who would not be created in the traditional manner – because this child would be born for a specific purpose that would be distinct from that of the other children.
  • He would be ‘holy,’ meaning that he would be more than merely virtuous; he would be set aside, special, and mysterious.
  • Mary’s virginity is emphasized throughout the gospel story in order to emphasize this incredible miracle.
  • Read the red text at the bottom of the page.

Mary agrees

  • Mary remained silent as she accepted the angel’s word and God’s invitation.
  • Let it be’ is an inversion of her initial words to the angel, which were ‘How can it be?’ She experienced an inward, spiritual experience that she was the only one who was aware of; Luke attempted to convey this event as accurately as he possibly could.
  • The tale is not about what happened to Mary in the end, but rather about who Jesus is; it is not about how God produced Jesus, but rather why God made Jesus.
  • It had arrived as quietly as it had arrived, and it had departed just as quietly.
  • The news from God had been sent and received, and Mary was expecting a child.
  • Take a look at the black text at the bottom of this page.
  • What occurred after that?
  • See Jesus’ birth is commemorated on December 25th.

Return to top

What  the  Gospels say

  • 1.
  • Gabriel, Mary, and Joseph are three people that have a special relationship.
  • Read the blue text in the second paragraph.
  • Mary is greeted by an Angel.
  • 3.
  • Read the green text in the middle of the page.
  • Mary responds to the question.
  • 4.
  • Pay attention to the red text.
  • Mary is in agreement.
  • 26 In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city in Galilee named Nazareth, 27 to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, and the virgin’s name was Mary; and the man’s name was Joseph, of the family of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary.
  • He approached her and said, ″Hail, O favoured one, the Lord is with you!
  • But she was much worried by the phrase and pondered in her mind what kind of welcome it could be.
  • ″ 29 The angel told her, ″Do not be terrified, Mary; you have received favor with God.″ 30 31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and give birth to a son, whose name you will give to him as Jesus.
  • 36 ″How is this to be, since I have no husband?″ Mary inquired of the angel, who replied, ″How will this be, since I have no husband?″ 37 ″How is it to be, since I have no husband?″ Mary inquired.
  • 38 ″How is it to be, since I have no husband?″ Mary inquired.
  • 39 ″How will this be, since I have no husband?″ Mary inquired.
  • ‘The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; as a result, the child who will be born will be called holy, the Son of God,’ the angel said to her.
  • In addition to your kinswoman Elizabeth, who is in her advanced years, has conceived a boy, and it is the sixth month with her who was previously thought to be infertile.
  • 37 For with God, nothing is impossible.″ 38 And Mary said, ″Behold, I am the Lord’s handmaid; let it be done to me according to your word.″ And the angel vanished from her sight.

Reflection on the Annunciation

Written by the Revd Dr Jarred Mercer, Associate Chaplain and Career Development Researcher at Merton College, with contributions from others. ‘Reflection on the Annunciation’ may be downloaded here (PDF format)

  • The Annunciation is found in Luke 1.26-38.
  • God sent the angel Gabriel to a village in Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin who was betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, who came from the house of David, in the sixth month of the year.
  • Mary was the name of the virgin.
  • Then he walked up to her and said, ‘Greetings, most favored of mine!
  • I assure you that the Lord is with you.’ However, she was bewildered by his statements and contemplated what kind of salutation he may have been referring to.
  • ‘Do not be frightened, Mary, because you have won favor with the Lord,’ the angel assured her.
  • As a result, you will conceive in your womb and give birth to a boy whom you will name Jesus.
  • And the Lord God will grant him the throne of David, which he will call ″the Son of the Most High.″ He will be mighty and will be known as ″the Son of the Most High.″ ‘He will reign over the family of Jacob for all time, and there will be no end to the extent of his kingdom.’ ‘How is this possible, considering that I am a virgin?’ Mary inquired of the angel.
  • ‘The Holy Spirit will descend upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; as a result, the child who will be born will be holy, and he will be known as the Son of God,’ the angel said to the woman.
  • And now, in her old age, your aunt Elizabeth has also conceived a boy; this is the sixth month of pregnancy for her, who was previously believed to be barren.
  • Nothing will be impossible with God,’ says the Bible.
  • And then she spoke up: ‘Behold, I am the Lord’s servant; let it be with me according to your word.’ After then, the angel withdrew from her.
  • Annunciation under Erasure is a piece of art by Mary Szybist.
  • After that, he came to her and told her that the Lord was troubled in his thoughts and that she should be concerned.
  • Because the Holy Spirit will overshadow you, nothing will be impossible, as Mary stated.
  • And then the angel vanished from her sight.
  • One of the most often represented scenes in the history of art, without a doubt, is the Annunciation.
  • The account of Gabriel’s message to Mary, which is replete with doubt and belief, joy and sorrow, fear and comfort, has proven to be extraordinarily fertile for both the life of faith and the creative urge, as evidenced through artworks ranging from paintings to music to poetry and storytelling.
  • It is a narrative that encompasses both grief and hope, and as a result, it is a story that can be shared by everyone, no matter who they are or where they are in life.
  • Incarnadine, Mary Szybist’s exceptional collection of poems, was inspired by a personal tour of paintings of the Annunciation in Italy, which she undertook.
  • It is through the different representations of the narrative that she finds in the paintings that she rewrites the narrative in poetic form over and over again, confronting contemporary issues along the way and injecting evocative tones of the sacred and profane, erotic, carnal, spiritual, and more into the narrative.
  • This simple erasure poem, a poem constructed literally by deleting portions of Luke’s story, assisted me in approaching the Annunciation in a whole different way than I had previously.
  • No one can see Mary, soothed here by the angel and comforted again along the journey by Joseph’s refusal to forsake her, by the shared experience she had with her cousin Elizabeth, as continually recalling with pleasure, ease, and delight the occurrence of the Annunciation.
  • In addition, there is no mention of her being completely at ease, unconcerned, or confident following her visit with Gabriel.

Each and every day, we can only imagine how difficult it must have been for her to deal with the words of the angel: ″Do not be frightened, Mary.″ Perhaps even singing them as a mantra, as a blessing, or as a tune that you can’t seem to get off your brain.Her own ‘erasure’ must have been repeated over and over again: ″be scared Mary,″ ″be nothing,″ ″be impossible,″ ″and the angel left,″ and so on.Mary’s reaction is a loud ‘yes,’ and her theme is the wonderful Magnificat, but how many times must the fragmented memory of that heavenly meeting be replayed in her thoughts with anxiety, dread, concern, or doubt in addition to the celebrating before she is satisfied?

And how many times must the concerned thought,’something isn’t right,’ occupy her thoughts after stomach aches, a tumble, or not feeling the baby move for a period of time, regardless of miracle and promise?And what a completely normal, honest, and human response it is.Erasure is something that we all do in our lives.

And that’s OK with me.It’s OK to enter into periods of dread and doubt or uncertainty, but we also have to be aware of our selective consciousness—that we are forgetting portions of ourselves; that we are performing erasure.The tale of the Annunciation is a story of both uncertainty and belief, pain and pleasure, and all in between, but it is also a story about radical newness, about openness, about beginnings.The Lord is with you,’ she would recall and hear, just as she would have been able to recall and hear her own erasures and fragmentations of memory; she would have been able to live her calling again and again: ‘Here I am…let it be according to your word’, just as she would have been able to recall and hear, ″The Lord is with you.″ Beyond its prominence in the arts, the Annunciation appears to be all but forgotten in modern times.

  • However, it used to be that its freshness, that startling new beginning it brought about, could be sensed more immediately.
  • It used to be that Lady Day, which occurs precisely nine months before we celebrate the birth of Jesus, marked the beginning of a new year.
  • It’s full of promise, but it also comes with the abruptness, the shock, the panic, and the risk that fresh beginnings always carry with them.
  • The Annunciation is a narrative that is ripe for both the joys and the doubts and uncertainties that life brings with it, and it is about being open to and accepting all that comes your way.
  • In its irreducible particularity, Mary’s story is also the story of each of us, or rather, the story of anyone who has encountered the perfect love of God in the midst of our fear, struggle, poverty and weakness, insecurities and doubt, as well as hearing the words, ‘The Lord is with you, do not be afraid.’ Moreover, it represents a chance for each of us to react, to take that risk, to experience freedom, to be open to love; to say ‘yes’ to such a love.
  • And we have been given this chance because the tale is as much or more about God opening up to us as it is about Mary opening up to God’s purpose and redemption.
  • The Virgin Mary opens up and accepts God-among-us, Emmanuel; nevertheless, God in Christ is also opening up and receiving human existence and experience in the same way.
  • ″The Lord is with you″ is a fresh, radical, earthly incarnation of ‘The Lord is with you’ that is at the heart of the Annunciation.
See also:  What Does The Name Jesus

It is God who opens himself completely to us, who opens himself up completely to the frailty and beauty of our nature—God who is in the womb, in the manger, who walks among us on our streets and embraces young children, touches lepers, and dies in human flesh.There is no greater welcome, no greater openness, no broader embrace, and no more joyful invitation than this one; there is no other.Because of Mary’s ″yes,″ God among us is able to enter our world and open up to us as if he were a member of our own family.Our ‘yes’ today is not a claim to perfection or a declaration of moral superiority, any more than the days when we can only muster the courage to say, ‘no, I just can’t’ are a measure of deficiency or a declaration of failure on our part.God’s love is eternal in its openness, so that no matter where we find ourselves, we are welcomed and loved.

So, whatever the strains of life and whatever uncertainty they may bring, remember that ‘the Lord is with you; do not be frightened.’ We implore you, O Lord, to pour your grace into our hearts, that, as we have learned of the incarnation of your Son Jesus Christ through the message of an angel, so may we be brought to the glory of his resurrection by his cross and passion; through Jesus Christ your Son our Lord, who is alive and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, on God now and forever.Amen.

Bible Gateway passage: Luke 1:26-38 – New International Version

New International Version(NIV) Version

The Birth of Jesus Foretold

  • When Elizabeth was six months pregnant, God sent an angel to tell her that she was pregnant with a child ″The journey took them >(A) to Nazareth,B)″>(B) a village in Galilee, 27 to a virgin who had made a vow to marry a man called Joseph,C)″>(C) a descendant of David.
  • Mary was the name of the virgin.
  • 28 The angel approached her and said, ″Greetings, you who are much blessed!
  • ″The Lord is with you,″ says the prophet.
  • Despite his comments, Mary was very worried, and she wondered what sort of greeting this would be.
  • But the angel assured her, saying, ″Do not be afraid,D)″ 30 ″>(D) Mary, you have received favor in the eyes of the Lord.
  • E) The word ″e″ refers to the letter ″e″ in the word ″equality.″ ″>(E) 31 is a number that represents the number of people who have reached the age of 31.
  • The Lord has told you that you will get pregnant and give birth to a son, whom you are to name Jesus.
  • F) The letter ″F″ stands for ″Failure to Comply with the Law.″ ″>(F) 32 He will be mighty, and he will be known as the Son of the Most High God.
  • G) The letter G is an abbreviation for the letter G in the alphabet ″H)″>(H) 33 and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his dominion will never come to an end.
  • >(G) The Lord God will grant him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever.
  • ”J)″>(J) 34 ″How will this work,″ Mary inquired of the angel, ″seeing that I am a virgin?″ 35 In response, the angel said, ″The Holy SpiritK)″>(K) will descend upon you, and the power of the Most HighL)″>(L) will overshadow you.
  • As a result, the holy oneM) ″>(M) who is to be born will be referred to as the Son of God.
  • N)″>(N) Apparently even Elizabeth, a relative of yours, is going to have a kid ″>(O) is in her advanced years, and the woman who was previously believed to be unable to conceive is now in her sixth month of pregnancy.
  • 37 Because no message from God will ever be ineffective.
  • ″P)″ is an abbreviation for ″Personal″ ″>(P) 38 (P) 38 (P) 38 ″I am a servant of the Lord,″ Mary said when asked who she was.
  • ″I pray that your promise to me is kept.″ Then the angel vanished without a trace.
  • Read the entire chapter.

Footnotes

  1. Luke 1:35 Or So the child to be born will be called holy,
dropdown New International Version (NIV)Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.NIV Reverse Interlinear Bible: English to Hebrew and English to Greek. Copyright © 2019 by Zondervan.

The Christmas Story – An Angel Visits Mary

Mary, a teenage girl, is informed in a unique way that she will be the mother of a very special baby. This is the beginning of the Christmas Story.

The Story in the Bible

  • Now, in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was dispatched by God to a place in Galilee named Nazareth, where he was to marry a virgin who had promised herself to a man whose name was Joseph, a descendant of King David.
  • Mary was the name of the virgin.
  • ″Greetings, favored one,″ the angel remarked to her when she walked through the door.
  • ″The Lord is with you,″ says the prophet.
  • However, when she met him, she was very worried by the phrase and pondered what type of salutation it may have been.
  • ″Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have won favor with God,″ the angel assured her.
  • And behold, you will conceive in your womb and give birth to a son, whom you will name ‘Jesus,’ according to the Scriptures.
  • He will be great, and he will be referred to as the Son of the Most High by the people.
  • The Lord God will grant him the throne of his father, David, and he will reign over the family of Jacob for all of time and all eternity.
  • ″There will be no end to his reign over the world.″ ″How is this possible, considering that I am a virgin?″ Mary inquired of the angel.
  • ″The Holy Spirit will descend upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you,″ the angel said.
  • As a result, the holy one who is born will also be referred to as the Son of God.
  • And, look, Elizabeth, your relative, has also conceived a boy in her old age; in fact, she has had a son for the sixth month in a row with her after being declared barren.
  • After all, with God, there is nothing that is impossible.″ ″Behold, the handmaid of the Lord; let it be done to me according to your word,″ Mary exclaimed to the angel.
  • The angel had vanished from her sight.
  • Luke 1:26-38 is a Bible verse that describes the life of Jesus Christ as a man who was baptized in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Luke 1:26-38).

The History behind an Angel visiting Mary in the Christmas Story

  • When Mary gave birth to Jesus, she was most likely between the ages of 14 and 16 years old.
  • In biblical times, this was a highly normal age for young ladies to be engaged and to marry their partners.
  • The son of God was, therefore, the offspring of a teenage mother.
  • Joseph was most likely a little older, perhaps 30 years old.
  • In Israel at the time, Joseph and Mary were a very typical marriage in many ways.
  • They would very certainly have been in dire straits.
  • Joseph worked as a carpenter, which some religious authorities considered to be a religious obligation rather than a legitimate career.
  • Both Joseph and Mary were descended from King David of Israel, but his family was in the worst financial straits it had ever been at the time of his death.
  • Her cousin Elizabeth was also linked to the old Priest families of Israel, which meant that Mary was also related to them.
  • In Nazareth, the little hill town where they both resided, on a caravan route across the country, they met and fell in love with each other.
  • A center for temple priests, where they might come to pray and fast while they were not on duty at the temple, was also provided on the premises.
  • Consequently, a diverse spectrum of people would go to and visit a place like Nazareth, as seen below.
  • According to Jewish law, an engagement, such as Joseph and Mary’s, was viewed almost as if it were a marriage, and could only be terminated by a formal divorce decree.
  • Mary was visited by Gabriel, God’s primary messenger angel, who only comes to the most significant individuals in the Bible, such as Jesus and the apostles.
  • When Gabriel spoke to Mary, ‘Greetings, you who are highly favoured!
  • The Lord is with you,’ it was a powerful initial statement that had lasting significance.
  • Highly favoured is a supernatural favor from God that would never have been uttered to a peasant girl like Mary had she been born into a different social class than her own.
  • Obviously, she would have been terrified by this, which is why Gabriel assured her, ‘Do not be frightened.’ If you’d want to learn more about Gabriel, you may visit the Gabriel section of whychristmas?com’s sister site whyangels?com.
  • When Jesus was born, the name Jesus (or Jeshua, as it would have been spelled then) was a highly common given name in Israel.
  • If you had gone down a typical street and called out to some youngsters who were playing, it is more than probable that at least a couple of them would have responded with the name Jeshua, as well!
  • The name Jesus, which literally translates as ‘Saviour,’ has a significant significance in the tale.
  • As a young girl, Mary would have been taken aback when the angel Gabriel announced that the Holy Spirit would be in her since, according to Jewish tradition, only the most significant persons had the Holy Spirit come into them.
  • After all, she might not have even believed that it was going to happen, which is why she went to meet her cousin Elizabeth, who Gabriel had said would be expecting a child, to check whether what he had said was true.
  • Her actions were taken even before she informed Joseph of Gabriel and Jesus’s presence.

The angel Gabriel spoke to Mary about the birth of Jesus

  1. Miriam, or Mary, as she is known in English, was a pious Jew who lived in the town of Nazareth at the time of Jesus’ birth.
  2. The angel Gabriel informed Mary that she was expecting a child and that she should name him Jesus.
  3. It happened to be the same time that her cousin Elizabeth was six months into her pregnancy.
  4. In her response to the angel, Mary refers to herself as a bound slave to the Most High God.
  5. ″I am the Lord’s servant,″ says the speaker.

The term servant literally translates as ″bound slave″ in Greek.Gabriel translates as ″God is powerful″ in Hebrew.God has employed angels to communicate with Mankind about things He intends to accomplish in the future.

  • For example, in the book of Revelation, Abraham, Daniel, and John are mentioned.
  • Luke’s chapters 1:1-2:52 and 3:21-38 are the most important.
  • Matthew chapters 1:1-25 and 2:1-23 are two of the most important chapters in the Bible.

Background Reading: – The Birth of Jesus Foretold

  1. Luke 1:26-38 is a Bible verse that describes the life of Jesus Christ as a man who was baptized in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (Luke 1:26-38).
  2. 26 The angel Gabriel was dispatched by God to a place in Galilee called Nazareth, 27 where he found a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, who was a descendant of King David.
  3. She was now in her sixth month of pregnancy.
  4. Mary was the name of the virgin.
  5. 28 The angel appeared to her and greeted her, saying, ″Greetings, you who have been well honored!

″The Lord is with you!″ says the Lord.29 She was taken aback by his comment and immediately sought to figure out what he was saying.30 Then the angel said to her, ″Stop being scared, Mary, since you have gained favor with God.

  • ″ 31 Listen!
  • You will get pregnant and give birth to a son, whom you are to name Jesus, who will be raised by the church.
  • His greatness and the title of ″Son of the Most High″ will be bestowed upon him by the Lord God; he will be given the throne of David, who was his ancestor.
  • 33 He will reign over the family of Jacob in perpetuity, and his kingdom will never come to an end.″ 34 ″How is this possible, given that I have never had sexual intercourse with a man?″ Mary inquired of the angel.
  • ″The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will surround you,″ the angel said.
  • As a result, the infant will be considered holy and will be addressed as the Son of God.

36 Also, pay attention!Elizabeth, your relative, has herself conceived a boy in her old age; this woman, who was considered to be infertile, is now in her sixth month of pregnancy with her son.″With regard to any of God’s promises, there is nothing that is impossible.″ Mary responded, ″Truly I am the Lord’s servant,″ she stated.Allow what you’ve spoken to come to pass for me.″ Then the angel vanished without a trace.More information may be found at: Gabriel is one of just three angels who are specifically mentioned in the Bible.Two others are Michael, who is a servant of God, and Satan, who rebelled against God and we all know what will happen to him in the end.

  1. There are other groups of angels named, including the Cherubim and the Seraphim, among others.
  2. In Hebrew, Cherub is the singular form of Cherubim, just as Seraph is the singular form of Seraphim.
  3. In Hebrew, the suffix ″im″ is added to the end of a word to make it plural when three or more words are used, but in English, the suffix ″s″ is added to the end of a word to make it multiple.

Other modules in this unit:

How Mary and Joseph’s marriage was saved by Gabriel, the angel

  • Culture
  • People in the Bible

However, despite the fact that they were engaged to be married, the conception of Jesus nearly drove them apart—until the intervention of the supernatural.As part of our coverage of the history of the Bible and the hunt for sacred books, National Geographic investigates important biblical personalities in our ongoing series People in the Bible.During the time of Jesus’ birth, a young lady named Mary was engaged to Joseph, a descendant of King David, who lived in Nazareth, a city in the northern area of Galilee.Several months before their wedding, an angel called Gabriel appeared to Mary and told her, ″Do not be afraid, Mary, because you have won favor with God.″ It was then that the angel revealed to Mary that she would get pregnant and give birth to a son, whom she would call Jesus.As a result of his greatness, He will be termed ″the Son of the Most High″ (Luke 1:30-31).The name ″Jesus,″ or ″Yeshua″ in Aramaic, is similar to ″Joshua″ or ″Hosea,″ which is a con

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.