“Mary And The Virgin Birth”

Luke 1:26—38

26 Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city in Galilee called Nazareth,

27 to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin’s name was Mary.

28 And coming in, he said to her, “Greetings, favored one! The Lord is with you.” 

29 But she was very perplexed at this statement, and was pondering what kind of greeting this was.

30 And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.

31 “And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name Him Jesus.

32 “He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David,

33 and He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and there will be no end of His kingdom.” 

34 But Mary said to the angel, “How will this be, since I am a virgin?” 

35 The angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and for that reason the holy Child shall be called the Son of God.

36 “And behold, your relative Elizabeth has also conceived a son in her old age; and this is the sixth month for her who was called barren.

37 “For nothing will be impossible with God.”

38 And Mary said, “Behold, the slave of the Lord; may it be done to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.


Referenced Scripture:

1 Corinthians 1:27—29

Genesis 1:2

1 Timothy 2:5



“Mary is totally perplexed by the sudden announcement.  She did not ask for or seek this role in God’s plans; God has simply stepped into her life and brought her into his service.  Her asset is that she is faithful.  She should be honored for her model of faithfulness and openness to serve God, but that does not mean she is to be worshiped.  Luke wants us to identify with Mary’s example, not to unduly exalt her person."  - Dr. Darrell L. Bock


“God gave the sign, not because Mary doubted the angel’s words, but to provide an anchor for her faith.”  - Dr. John MacArthur 


“Whatever God makes, whatever He creates, He controls and He has power over.  He can do anything He proposes to do, anything that accords with His character as God.”  - Dr. R.C. Sproul