How Does a Weary World Rejoice? We Sing Stories of Hope

Luke 1:46-55; 67-80

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Take-Home Questions
1. Mary’s song closely mirrors Hannah’s song in 1 Samuel 2:1-10. Portions of Zechariah’s song pull inspiration from Malachi 3:1-2 and 4:5-6, as well as from Isaiah 9:2 and 42:7. The Gospel of Luke weaves together the past, present, and future in telling God’s unfolding story. From whose mouths do you hear the Magnificat sung today?

2. What gives you a “thrill of hope”? If you were to write a song of hope, what would the lyrics be?

3. Recall a memory when singing was part of a meaningful event—perhaps a funeral, a baptism, a birthday party, a protest, a bedtime routine, etc. When have you sung a story of hope? How did the act of singing change you?

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