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The Birth of Jesus

Luke 2:1-7, Andrew Love, December 17, 2017

Sermon Notes:
  • Christmas means different things to different people
    • Examples
  • Christmas is marked by the birth of Jesus Christ
    • It is a historical event
    • There are eye witness accounts
    • All these accounts come together in glorious harmony
  • Luke 2:1-7
    • A simple and factual account of the birth of Jesus Christ
  • God has orchestrated history for Christ to be born at the right time
    • It had been prophesied:
      • A descendant of King David
      • Had to be born in Bethlehem
    • A census was to take place - historical fact
    • Mary & Joseph from Nazareth were betrothed
    • King's David throne was fragile - Joseph was the last of the line
    • God was going to bring them both to Bethlehem
      • God spoke to Joseph and an Angel spoke to Mary 
    • The Jews prized their genealogies
      • Joseph traced his lineage back to King David
    • The baby was born at the right time
  • This was an event planned by God
  • Luke's account was a simple account
    • Awesome details
    • The account is non sentimental and unembellished
    • Certain details are not included
      • Examples
    • A basic account - but beauty in simplicity
    • An awesome event portrayed in a very simple way
  • They are a poor couple - the lowly circumstances of the birth
    • The manager - an animal feeding trough
    • The young age of Joseph and Mary
    • The isolation of Joseph and Mary
  • God is sympathising with the world
    • We are a fragile human race
    • Our world has some many problems
    • There is a mountain of sin but God still came
  • Jesus was unknown
    • Poor Jewish shepherds initially
    • The astronomers came later
    • Few visitors
  • Nobody recognised that the Son of God had come into the world
    • What a selfish world
      • Can you imagine turning away a vulnerable, pregnant, young lady
    • How do we treat others and God?
      • Do we say "no room in my life..."?
      • He was despised and rejected
      • Herod sought to kill the Christ child
    • Nazareth did not want to know Jesus
    • He was eventually put on a cross
  • The ignorance of man
    • Jesus was wrapped in swaddling cloths
    • Jesus was laid on a wooden manager
      • Jesus was later laid on a cross
  • God stepped into history
    • That we might be forgiven if we believe in Him with all our hearts
    • That He should be number one in our lives
    • That we might know the peace of God in our lives
    • That we might become rich (in God)

Closing Remarks

About Andrew Love: Pastor at Tabor Church

Sermon Passage:

Luke 2:1-7

1And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. 2(And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) 3And all went to be taxed, every one into his own city. 4And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; (because he was of the house and lineage of David:) 5To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with child. 6And so it was, that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. 7And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. (KJV)

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