Through Christmas, I'll be preaching a series of sermons focusing on Jesus' birth narrative in Luke. On Sunday (Nov. 28), I'll be preaching from Luke 1:26-55. My theme is "Yield to God." Below are some slides I'll be using in the sermon. Please use them to start reflecting on this text and theme. You might also consider reading Isaiah 2:1-5 as a supplemental text.
A divided mind is incapable of completely trusting God. Selfishness is often at the root of a divided mind. In Luke 12:13-21, Jesus teaches us to trust God, not ourselves, and to be rich toward God instead of accumulating riches for ourselves.
Use the sermon outline and slides to help you prepare for Sunday's lesson.