Presentación del tema: "Elizabeth comparte lo mejor de ella Lucas 1:57-58,"— Transcripción de la presentación:
1 Elizabeth comparte lo mejor de ella Lucas 1:57-58, “Now Elizabeth’s full time came for her to be delivered, and she brought forth a son. When her neighbors and relatives heard how the Lord had shown great mercy to her, they rejoiced with her.”Many sermons tend to skip over the birth of John the Baptist in order to focus more squarely on the birth of Jesus Christ. Yet, Luke focuses much attention on the birth of John the Baptist and, especially, the parents of John the Baptist—Zechariah and Elizabeth. From the Scriptures, we learn Elizabeth was actually the cousin of Mary (Luke 1:36) and mother of John the Baptist. Yet, besides her relation to the family of Jesus Christ, we learn of certain virtuous traits which belong in every Christian’s life. As we discover these traits, we might learn why she was chosen by God to be the mother of the forerunner of Jesus Christ, John the Baptist.Elizabeth comparte lo mejor de ellaLucas 1:57-58,
2 Ella se contentó con su segundo lugar Una de las cosas que notamos es que ella siempre esta en segundo lugar.Para su esposo Zacarías, el sacerdote (Lucas 1:5).Para su sobrina María, la madre de Jesús (Lucas 1:39-45).Para su hijo Juan, precursor de Jesús (Lucas 1:13-17).Hoy muchas mujeres se podrían escandalizar de ser mujeres como Elizabeth.Aun así, Elizabeth siempre parece perfectamente contenta con el regalo de Dios, darle el papel de mamá!It takes a special woman to be married to a priest. Often, his duties as priest would leave her at home alone. The same is true for women married to preachers today. It is not an easy task. While Daddy’s preaching a sermon, mom’s back there, by herself, trying to wrestle three kids through a sermon while all of the folks with no kids sitting with them wonder, “What’s so hard about making three kids sit still?” While Dad’s away at a gospel meeting for a week, mom’s alone at home feeding, bathing and schooling kids while trying to maintain her sanity. While Dad’s busy working on a sermon on Saturday night, Mom’s getting ignored again while most of her friends are out on a date with their husbands. While most women get a free pass for having a bad day or making an off-color comment, Mom’s got to watch her P’s and Q’s because she’s “the preacher’s wife” and, like it or not, there’s an extra microscope of scrutiny placed upon her. Look, it’s not easy being second fiddle. A lot of parents would probably not want their daughters married to a preacher. Yet, there’s never a word of complaint from the lips of Elizabeth about it.You know, it’s not easy to always be happy for others. I mean, I’ve known people who actually were jealous and angry because someone got pregnant or bought a car around the same time they did. They wanted all of the attention of having a baby and now they’ve got to share it with somebody else. They wanted to be the guy with the new car and now some other “hot shot” had to come in and rain on the parade. Here, Elizabeth is having her first child at an old age, and great, here comes Mary. By the way, she’s not having any child she’s having the “Son of God.” Talk about a spoiler. No complaint from Elizabeth though.Finally though, it is real tough for some parents to accept the fact their children have made more of a name for themselves than they have. We want to say our kids are good athletes all because of our great training. We want credit. We want to say our kids are smart because they inherited it from us. We want credit. We want to say our kids are rich because we taught them about money. We want credit. Is some of this true? Probably. But, it tends to also minimize the successes of others when we always want to reposition the spotlight on ourselves.Elizabeth is not a woman who has to be first in career, first in the family, or win the “parent of the year” award. She’s happy to accept her job and humbly do it.
3 Ella fue fiel de arriba a abajo La vida de Elizabeth parecía no ser de acuerdo a lo planeado.La evidencia es que su esterilidad fue su mayor desilusión.Ella no era fértil y además era de edad avanzada” (Lucas 1:7).Fue sujeta a constantes “oraciones” (1:8-13).A pesar de ser fiel, los otros vieron su esterilidad como un castigo de Dios (1:24-25; cp. John 9:1-3).Todavía, a pesar de todo, ella permanece “justa ante Dios” (Lucas 1:6).A veces nosotros erramos, Dios demora para la negación hay que seguir orando (Lucas 1:20).Some people’s faith is kind of like a stock market faith. Their faith is up when their pocketbook, health and emotions are at a high. Their faith is down whenever the Dow Jones plummets, they fail a physical or are in a funk.Is there something you are disappointed about? Is there some neighbor, friend or family member you’ve quit praying about or given up on? Keep working out your own faith and praying. It may just be God’s answer is delayed for His own perfect time is not always the same as our own.Luke 1:5-13 KJV There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth. (6) And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless. (7) And they had no child, because that Elisabeth was barren, and they both were now well stricken in years. (8) And it came to pass, that while he executed the priest's office before God in the order of his course, (9) According to the custom of the priest's office, his lot was to burn incense when he went into the temple of the Lord. (10) And the whole multitude of the people were praying without at the time of incense. (11) And there appeared unto him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense. (12) And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him. (13) But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zacharias: for thy prayer is heard; and thy wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shalt call his name John.Luke 1:24-25 KJV And after those days his wife Elisabeth conceived, and hid herself five months, saying, (25) Thus hath the Lord dealt with me in the days wherein he looked on me, to take away my reproach among men.John 9:1-3 KJV And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. (2) And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? (3) Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him.Luke 1:18-20 KJV And Zacharias said unto the angel, Whereby shall I know this? for I am an old man, and my wife well stricken in years. (19) And the angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and to shew thee these glad tidings. (20) And, behold, thou shalt be dumb, and not able to speak, until the day that these things shall be performed, because thou believest not my words, which shall be fulfilled in their season.
4 Ella tenía un panorama positivo Algunos solemos ver solo lo negativo en cada situación.Imagine como pudo ella haber reaccionado…En las nuevas de su concepción– “¿me estas bromeando? Soy muy vieja para cargar un niño.”En el embarazo de Maria– “embarazada sin casarse? ¡Es una hipócrita!”En el tiempo de nacer “niña, la maternidad es una locura. ¡La vida es más fácil sin hijos!”Todavía, tal pesimismo está ausente y llenó con un optimismo alegre en…La recompensa de su concepción (1:25; cp. Salm 127:3).La bendición de la concepción de María (1:42; Prov 31:26).El tiempo de su nacimiento (1:58; Rom 12:15).How do you view your children? God wants you to view them as “a reward” and “a gift.” The failure to view them as such will shape the way they view themselves. Imagine how wonderful it must have made John feel as a little boy to hear, “You are my gift from God. God has plans for you, just as He had a plan for me.” It would have filled his life with purpose and hope.Luke 1:25 KJV Thus hath the Lord dealt with me in the days wherein he looked on me, to take away my reproach among men.Psalms 127:1-5 KJV <A Song of degrees for Solomon.> Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain. (2) It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep. (3) Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. (4) As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth. (5) Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.Luke 1:41 KJV And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost:Proverbs 31:26 KJV She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.Luke 1:58 KJV And her neighbours and her cousins heard how the Lord had shewed great mercy upon her; and they rejoiced with her.Romans 12:15 KJV Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep.
5 Ella Estaba Dispuesta a Pararse Hace sentido que Dios quisiera la madre de Juan el bautista, conocedora de las Escrituras.Siendo su casa de herencia religiosa podría ayudar (1:5).Aun siendo de fe que camina es más importante que una herencia religiosa. (1:6).Cuando nuestra mente y corazón es “lleno del Espíritu Santo” seremos grandes padres. (1:41; 2 Tim 1:5).Debemos llenarnos con la palabra de Dios que da habilidad para decir “no” en obediencia a la voluntad de Dios (1:59-63).Esos dispuestos a aprender y afirmarse en la palabra de Dios los hará los mejores padres (Salm 127:1).Three men were arguing about which translation of the Bible they liked best. One man argued, “I like the KJV because of its elegant language and timeless applicability.” Another man argued, “I like the CEV because of its ability to relate to the modern man in a language we can understand today.” A third man argued, “I like my mother’s translation.” The two other men said, “I didn’t know your mother had a translation of the Bible.” He said, “Yes, she read the Bible and translated it into action in her life. Her life is the best Bible I ever read.”He makes a valid point, doesn’t he?Luke 1:5 KJV There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judaea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the course of Abia: and his wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elisabeth.Luke 1:6 KJV And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.Luke 1:41 KJV And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost:2 Timothy 1:5 KJV When I call to remembrance the unfeigned faith that is in thee, which dwelt first in thy grandmother Lois, and thy mother Eunice; and I am persuaded that in thee also.Luke 1:59-63 KJV And it came to pass, that on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child; and they called him Zacharias, after the name of his father. (60) And his mother answered and said, Not so; but he shall be called John. (61) And they said unto her, There is none of thy kindred that is called by this name. (62) And they made signs to his father, how he would have him called. (63) And he asked for a writing table, and wrote, saying, His name is John. And they marvelled all.Psalms 127:1 KJV <A Song of degrees for Solomon.> Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.
6 Ella compartió lo mejor de si misma Las preocupaciones de algunos y si…Ellos no tienen suficiente dinero para crear un niño.Ellos son demás viejos para guiar un niño.Todavía ella nos enseña que criar a un niño es más que dinero o actividad física.Ella podía estar “bien avanzada de edad” y compartir con Juan lo mejor de ella, enseñándole a el…Esta bien un papel secundario (Jn 3:27-30).Debemos estar fieles en los altibajos de la vida (Lucas 7:19-23).Necesitamos ser de un panorama positivo (John 1:29).Nosotros debemos estar firmes para Dios en la verdad (Mar 6:17-20).John 3:27-30 KJV John answered and said, A man can receive nothing, except it be given him from heaven. (28) Ye yourselves bear me witness, that I said, I am not the Christ, but that I am sent before him. (29) He that hath the bride is the bridegroom: but the friend of the bridegroom, which standeth and heareth him, rejoiceth greatly because of the bridegroom's voice: this my joy therefore is fulfilled. (30) He must increase, but I must decrease.Luke 7:19-23 KJV And John calling unto him two of his disciples sent them to Jesus, saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another? (20) When the men were come unto him, they said, John Baptist hath sent us unto thee, saying, Art thou he that should come? or look we for another? (21) And in that same hour he cured many of their infirmities and plagues, and of evil spirits; and unto many that were blind he gave sight. (22) Then Jesus answering said unto them, Go your way, and tell John what things ye have seen and heard; how that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, to the poor the gospel is preached. (23) And blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me.John 1:29 KJV The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.Mark 6:17-20 KJV For Herod himself had sent forth and laid hold upon John, and bound him in prison for Herodias' sake, his brother Philip's wife: for he had married her. (18) For John had said unto Herod, It is not lawful for thee to have thy brother's wife. (19) Therefore Herodias had a quarrel against him, and would have killed him; but she could not: (20) For Herod feared John, knowing that he was a just man and an holy, and observed him; and when he heard him, he did many things, and heard him gladly.
7 Elizabeth compartió lo mejor de ella con Juan Podemos influir en el conyuge, un niño, un vecino, etc. con el mismo foco en valores espirituales(1 Ped 3:1-4).1 Peter 3:1-4 KJV Likewise, ye wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation of the wives; (2) While they behold your chaste conversation coupled with fear. (3) Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; (4) But let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price.