Sermon Text: Luke 1:5-25


  1. Reality of Reproach
  2. Ready to Receive

Reflection Questions:

  1. How, or when, have you felt the reality/weight of reproach (or the stressful threat of disapproval) in your life?
  2. What’s your coping strategy for dealing with reproach?
  3. What experiences have dramatically contributed to your hunger and yearning for the imputed perfection, crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus?
  4. How has God handicapped you in order to cultivate your receptivity to, and hunger for, Jesus? (see 2 Cor. 12:7-10).