I. Ask Question: What tunes do you carry around in your head? (Allow for several responses).
II. Ask Question: What kind of music do you like? (Allow for several responses).
III. Read Luke 1:39–45
· Mary is visiting at the home of Elizabeth for three months. Both women were “with child”.
· Ask Question: What do you think these two ladies talked about? (Allow for several responses).
· Ask Question: How did you feel when you found out you were pregnant for the first time? (Allow for several responses).
IV. Read Luke 1:46-55
· This passage is called Mary’s Song and is one of the songs most commonly referred to during the Christmas season.
· It is also called the Magnificat because Mary magnifies and praises the Lord.
· Ask Question: For what does she praise God? (Allow for several responses.)
V. Two Aspects of the Song
· Verses 46-49: God’s concern and care for her.
· Verses 50-55: God’s concern and care for all generations.
VI. Praise God
· Learn to praise God as Mary did.
· Ask Question: In what ways can we praise God? (Allow for several responses).
· During the busyness of this season remember our first thing should be to magnify our Lord.
VII. Final Thoughts
· Have each lady express a one-word praise without using the word “praise” itself. See what attributes can be ascribed to Him! These can be recorded on a piece of paper to read later or written on a blackboard, etc.
· Optional: If you have someone gifted in music, these words can be put together and a new song drafted and sung.