In This Series
- So that You Might be Certain (Luke 1:1-4)
- Birth of John the Baptist Foretold (Luke 1:5-25)
- The Announcement to Mary (Luke 1:26-38)
- John's Recognition of Jesus (Luke 1:39-80)
Sunday, September 03, 2023
Birth of John the Baptist Foretold (Luke 1:5-25)
Luke opens his gospel by placing the story in the time of Herod, but Luke also introduces us to the humble and righteous priest Zechariah. Those were two names that would not normally have been in the same sentence. Herod was known all around the Roman empire for his power, wealth, building projects, and violence. Zechariah was unknown. But God appeared to Zechariah, having heard his most desperate prayers. The Messiah was coming and Zechariah was the first to learn of it.