Here are some questions based on last Sunday’s sermon text (Luke 1:26-35), in case they’re helpful to you for personal growth or group discussion…
- [31-33] The angel said that Jesus would be called “the Son of the Most High,” and would be given “the throne of his father David.” Son of God and Son of David. God and human. When you think of Jesus, do you tend to think of him more in divine or human terms? Why is it important to keep both in mind always?
- (Read 2 Samuel 7:12-16) Jesus is Israel’s King. How do we know that his human rule is not limited to the earthly nation of Israel? Are you able to talk about his kingship with all your neighbors, Israelite or otherwise? What are those conversations like?
- [34-35] Do you have a hard time accepting the Spiritual Conception and Virgin Birth of Jesus? Why or why not? Have you talked with someone who openly denies these things? What is their general view of Jesus? What aspect(s) of a biblical understanding of Jesus do you lose if you deny these things?
- God the Son received his human identity as Jesus and his Sonship from his Father through the Spirit. Through union with Jesus by faith, we receive our identity and sonship in the same way. What are some practical implications of this for your life? What are some examples from your life where you have not been receptive and responsive to God like Jesus is? How might your life change as you become more receptive of the identity and sonship given by the Triune God?