We know that Northview people love to be in God’s Word and often ask for direction on different devotional apps and reading plans.

While there are several good options available through various sources, we’d like to encourage you to join in our Northview Devotional Plan which will guide you to read and reflect on the passages preached in our weekend sermons!

We hope this will unite our congregation around the study of God’s Word, and help us to more readily absorb and apply the great teaching provided by our preaching pastors.

Each week we’ll be providing a suggested schedule for working through a passage slowly (15 minutes a day). You’ll need a Bible and a notebook or blank paper to record your observations.

Each day we include a reminder to pray. If you are new to the Adoration / Confession / Supplication method, here are some questions to help guide you as you pray:

  • Adoration: What can you praise God for today?
  • Confession: What thoughts / attitudes / actions might you need to confess to God today?
  • Supplication: What will you ask God for today?

Click here to print this week’s devotional: Printable Version – Luke Devotional Week 3



Read Luke 1:26-38 and look for words that indicate the setting of the story. 

  • When did this scene take place? What time marker is in this text?
  • Where does this scene take place?
  • Last week’s text took place at the temple in Jerusalem. Look on google maps to see where Nazareth is, in relation to Jerusalem.

Pray in Adoration / Confession / Supplication



Read Luke 1:26-38

  • List what you learn about God in these verses.
    • What does God do in this text?
    • What is God’s view of Mary?
    • What truth about God’s power is spoken in this text?
  • How do these truths about God’s character influence your prayers?

In your prayers today, praise God for what you learned about him from this text.



Read Luke 1:26-38

  • List what you learn about Mary’s son in these verses.
    • What will he be called? (hint:  three names / titles are mentioned in these verses)
    • What will he do?
  • List what you learn about the Holy Spirit in these verses.
  • Bonus Question: If you want to think through the concept of the Trinity, take note of what each person  of  the Trinity (God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit) does in this text.  How are their roles unique? How are they united?  

In your prayers today, praise God for what you learned about Jesus from this text.



Read Luke 1:26-38

  • List what you learn about Mary in these verses.
    • What is her marital status?
    • What is her family connection?
    • What does she say about herself?
    • How does she view herself in relation to God?
  • What will be the consequences of this news for Mary? (hint: The answer is not in the text! What do you think will happen as a result?)  
  • In light of the consequences Mary will be facing, read Luke 1:38 again.  What is remarkable about her response?

In  your prayers today, consider what you might need to confess to God in prayer. Do you see yourself as the Lord’s servant?  Are you willing to fully submit yourself to his will? 



Read Luke 1:26-38

  • Gabriel appeared to both Mary and Zechariah. Today we’re going to compare his words and their   responses.
    • How is Gabriel’s greeting to Mary the same as his greeting to Zechariah?  (See Luke 1:11-18)
    • How is Gabriel’s greeting to Mary different from his greeting to Zechariah? (See Luke 1:11-18)
    • What is similar about  Zechariah’s response in 1:18 and Mary’s response in 1:34?
    • Why do you think Zechariah was rebuked by Gabriel while Mary was not?  What is different about their responses?

Pray in Adoration / Confession / Supplication