The Angel Gabriel Tells Mary About Jesus

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We should start even before Jesus was born. We’re sending you a video that shows what the angel Gabriel said to Mary, Jesus’s mother, even before Jesus was born.

Read the story – Luke 1:26-38

In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”

Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”

“How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?”

The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be unable to conceive is in her sixth month. For no word from God will ever fail.”

“I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her.

The angel Gabriel told Mary that God has chosen her to give birth to a King. This King will be Jesus. Watch the video above and listen carefully to how the angel describes this new baby!


Once you have watched the video, we recommend you spend some time to think about the story in greater detail. Here are three questions that you can use to think about this story:

Question 1: Why do you think the angel Gabriel came to tell Mary about this baby?

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The Angel Gabriel came to Mary to explain to her the importance of the baby that she would be carrying. She would give birth to Jesus even though she was a virgin, but Gabriel told her that she shouldn’t be afraid because God would use her to deliver a King!

Question 2: How does Gabriel describe this new child to Mary?

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Gabriel described this new baby in a few ways:

  • He gave him a name and called him Jesus.
  • He said that he would be called the Son of the Most High and the Son of God.
  • He says that he will be a king and will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever.

Question 3: Why do you think God put this baby in Mary?

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We believe that God is setting into motion the plan that he had been announcing to the Jewish people for centuries. This plan was that a Messiah, a Savior, was coming from God to lead his people to freedom from their sins so that they could come back into relationship with God.