Bible Text: Luke 1 & 2
Several individuals around the time of the birth of Christ were filled with the Holy Spirit.
Let’s look at their responses.
1. Zechariah’s first response was disbelief (Luke 1:18-23). His second response was belief (Luke 1:57-66). Then his third response was to prophesy (Luke 1:67-79).
2. Elizabeth’s first response was gratitude (Luke 1:24-25). Her second response was to bless Mary (Luke 1:39-45).
3. John the Baptist’s response was joy in his mother’s womb (Luke 1:41,44).
4. Mary’s first response was bewilderment (Luke 1:26-34). Her second response was obedience (Luke 1:38). Then her third response was a song of praise (Luke 1:46-55)