Luke 1:26-30 . Matthew 1 . highly favored - blessed are thou among women . Luke 1:26 (Nazareth) . Immanuel . Matthew 1:20,21,25 . Sunday School Lesson
Before going on to next week's lesson, I thought that I needed to go back and look over these issues, after being in Sunday School.
I make notes in my Sunday School Book as I read/study and then also have notes on paper attached to my Sunday School Book for Church, so I won't forget. But I am not the Sunday School Teacher, I will assist.
favour, favoured ... kindness (Luke 1:30)
highly favored ("endued with grace") Luke 1:28. Favour may be deserved or granted.
Nazareth ... From the summit above the village one looks south across the extensive plain of Esdra-elon, west to Mount Carmel on the Mediterranean coast, east to nearby Mount Tabor, & north to snow-capped Mount Hermon.
Immanuel ... significance of the child's birth (JESUS), not HIS name.
Luke, the beloved physician, companion of the apostle Paul.
Gospel according to Luke ... Luke was probably a Syrian of Antioch, & may have been converted by the apostle Paul.
Luke wrote for the whole world, whether Jew or Gentile, but especially for Greeks, as Matthew for Jews.
Begins with the promise of the forerunner & ends with the ascending Saviour's blessing & HIS disciples continual joy.
Mary was pregnant with child by the Holy Ghost - Divine Intervention. She knew no man - no man had touched her.
the angel of the Lord appeared unto Joseph in a dream assuring him that Mary's conception was of the Holy Ghost - Divine.
Matthew 1:21 ... Pardon for Sins & Iniquities.
Scripture reference used/taken from: The International Teacher's Bible Encyclopedia/Concordance KJV Precious Promise Bible, Vine's Expository Dictionary of O.T. & N.T. Words & Zondervan's Bible Commentary