This episode continues our Advent Conversation here at VLC, The Themes of Christmas. In this week's conversation, Pastors Stuart Nice and Kim Nowlin lead us in discovering that "nothing will be impossible with God."
Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I am a virgin?” 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. And behold, even your relative Elizabeth has also conceived a son in her old age; and she who was called barren is now in her sixth month. For nothing will be impossible with God.” And Mary said, “Behold, the bondslave of the Lord; may it be done to me according to your word."
Luke 1:34-38, NASB
This week's conversation is Part 3 of The Themes of Christmas.
Sacred Reading, 00:00–10:55; Conversation, 10:55–47:36
Sacred Reading Text
I would like to learn just one thing from you:Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the law, or by believing what you heard? 3 Are you so foolish? After beginning by means of the Spirit, are you now trying to finish by means of the flesh? 4 Have you experienced so much in vain—if it really was in vain? 5 So again I ask, does God give you his Spirit and work miracles among you by the works of the law, or by your believing what you heard? 6 So also Abraham “believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness."
Galatians 3:2-6, NIV