Women’s Bible Study Discussion Questions Luke 1:39-80 1. Consider the meeting between Mary and Elizabeth and what they both might have been feeling and thinking. How does Elizabeth greet and receive Mary? How does she know Mary’s “secret”? 2. How do Mary and Elizabeth celebrate their pregnancies through a focus on God and His great mercy? 3. Mary’s song of praise in verses 46-55 references passages from the Old Testament, one of which is Psalm 103:17. Read this entire psalm and write down what you learn about God and what He accomplishes for His people. 4. Zechariah’s prophecy in verses 67-79 is filled with promises. Note what you learn about each of the following: a. The coming and purpose of the Messiah b. John’s purpose as a prophet of the Most High c. What would be given to God’s people as a result of John’s ministry and the work of the Messiah? 5. Consider how Mary, Elizabeth, Zechariah and John were all called to walk a road of faith and trust in God in the midst of unexpected circumstances. God blessed each of them in profound ways as He also put them in challenging situations. How is God calling you to trust Him in your circumstances and how can Mary’s song of praise (verses 47-55) or Zacharias’ prophecy (verses 68-79) strengthen your faith?