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Believe the Promise!              Luke 1:1-25

Luke’s introduction to his gospel                                          V. 1-4

And there are many other things that Jesus did, which if they were written one by one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that would be written. Amen. -John 21:25

The recipient was Theophilus. That name means God-____________!

The Righteous, Yet ____________________ Couple           V. 5-10

Rev. 8:3-4

The gospel of Luke starts with showing a couple that had given up hope of having a son being promised a son. And they are a picture of a ___________________ that had also almost given up hope of their Messiah ever coming!

The Angel Gabriel brings God’s Message                             V. 11-12

Prayers are like time-released capsules – you never know when they are going to take _____________________!

Now this is key: Our faith is not in prayer any more than our faith is in faith – our faith is in the _______________ we pray to!

God’s message for Zacharias and Elizabeth                         V. 13 -17

Isa. 25:9

Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord. And he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.   -Malachi 4:5-6

Zacharias misses his moment, but not his _____________    V. 18-25

Numbers 6:24-26

He who had wondered why God was so long _________________ now couldn’t speak until the promised baby came!