If you are not satisfied for any reason, just call us. 17 With the spirit and power of Elijah, he will go before him to reconcile fathers to their children and the disobedient to the good sense of the upright, preparing for the Lord a people fit for him. Meanwhile, the people were waiting for Zechariah and wondering why he stayed so long in the temple. Used by Permission of Biblica, Inc.® All rights reserved worldwide. The Lord is with you.'. to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. Bible Resources. Gospel, Luke 21:1-4 More Daily Readings. In the time of Herod king of Judea there was a priest named Zechariah, who belonged to the priestly division of Abijah; his wife Elizabeth was also a descendant of Aaron. 2 They used the eyewitness reports circulating among us from the early disciples. The virgin’s name was Mary. You are to conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you must name him Jesus. After this his wife Elizabeth became pregnant and for five months remained in seclusion. ', 18 Zechariah said to the angel, 'How can I know this? 16 and he will bring back many of the Israelites to the Lord their God. ; and he lived in the wilderness until he appeared publicly to Israel. Both of them were righteous in the sight of God, observing all the Lord’s commands and decrees blamelessly. Your Catholic Voice Foundation has been granted a recognition of tax exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Any unauthorized use, without prior written consent of Catholic Online is strictly forbidden and prohibited. 57 The time came for Elizabeth to have her child, and she gave birth to a son; 58 and when her neighbours and relations heard that the Lord had lavished on her his faithful love, they shared her joy. Once when Zechariah’s division was on duty and he was serving as priest before God. for he will be great in the sight of the Lord. And he will go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the parents to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous—to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.”, Zechariah asked the angel, “How can I be sure of this? He is never to take wine or other fermented drink, and he will be filled with the Holy Spirit even before he is born. 39 Mary set out at that time and went as quickly as she could into the hill country to a town in Judah. But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. 30 but the angel said to her, 'Mary, do not be afraid; you have won God's favour. 63 The father asked for a writing-tablet and wrote, 'His name is John.' Your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you are to call him John. This 117 part expository study of Luke was preached at Flagstaff Christian Fellowship in 1997-2000. If you have already donated, we sincerely thank you. ', 46 And Mary said: My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord. 14 He will be your joy and delight and many will rejoice at his birth. Options You Have. # 1:2 Greek from those who from the beginning were servants of the word. 5 In the days of King Herod of Judaea there lived a priest called Zechariah who belonged to the Abijah section of the priesthood, and he had a wife, Elizabeth by name, who was a descendant of Aaron. 24 Some time later his wife Elizabeth conceived and for five months she kept to herself, saying, 25 'The Lord has done this for me, now that it has pleased him to take away the humiliation I suffered in public.'. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He asked for a writing tablet, and to everyone’s astonishment he wrote, “His name is John.”. 75 to serve him in holiness and uprightness in his presence, all our days. they wondered. Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. 1 Many have undertaken to draw up an account of the things that have been fulfilled # 1:1 Or been surely believed among us, 2 just as they were handed down to us by those who from the first were eyewitnesses and servants of the word. to rescue us from the hand of our enemies, and to enable us to serve him without fear. Luke 1. 49 for the Almighty has done great things for me. Audio Bible: Luke 1 SermonAudio.com - Luke 1 Sermons. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. 21 Meanwhile the people were waiting for Zechariah and were surprised that he stayed in the sanctuary so long. 78 because of the faithful love of our God in which the rising Sun has come from on high to visit us. He will bring back many of the people of Israel to the Lord their God. The Holy Bible, New International Version® NIV®, Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.®. Yes, from now onwards all generations will call me blessed.