Luke Lesson 2 - A Sacred Trust
Embed Code (recommended way)
Embed Code (Iframe alternative)
Please login or signup to use this feature.

After more than 400 hundred years of no prophetic voice, the Israelites were longing for the fulfillment of God’s Old Testament promise of Messiah. God decided that the time was right to act in sending his Son, along with a fiery prophet named John, to prepare the way for His message. First he went to where we might expect Him, to the Temple in Jerusalem to speak to a priest. However, it was an elderly priest whose wife was barren and had given up on their desire to have a family long ago: An unlikely choice to bring a prophet into the world. Then He went to a remote village, far removed from the religious center of the day, to a young virgin girl who was engaged to be married. Mary, poor yet innocent, was told that she would soon find herself pregnant and expecting the Son of God. God was calling these two couples to oversee the physical, moral, and spiritual development of two boys who would be raised up to have a powerful influence in the world. While John the Baptist and Jesus were unique in their calling, we can learn a lot from their origins. The foundation of God’s word rests upon people who willing embrace the responsibility to train their children up in the ways of God. Webster’s defines stewardship as “the careful and responsible management of something entrusted to one's care”. God showed that He trusted these two couples with His most treasured possessions. It was a sacred trust. They responded with doubt, surprise, joy, and, eventually, a glad surrender. Will we follow their lead and embrace the sacred trust of raising up another generation to advance the Kingdom of God?

Licence : All Rights Reserved