The Birth of the Messiah

December 20, 2019 Preacher: Gareth Franks Series: The Gospel of Luke

Topic: Christian Living Scripture: Luke 2:1–7

Birth of the MessiahWe are studying the Gospel of Luke in a series of sermons I am calling, “The Mission of Jesus.” Last week we looked at the BENEDICTUS, the song of Zechariah when he was finally able to open his mouth after 9 months of silence and judgment…and the first words he speaks, after he names his son John; are words in the form of a song of blessing and praise to God. Today we study one of the best-known passages in all of Scripture. It is read every Christmas in almost every church all over the world. It is Luke’s account of the birth of Jesus in Luke 2:1-7.

"In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn." 
(Luke 2:1-7)

The narrative of the birth of Jesus and the circumstances surrounding this incredible event teach us much about God's sovereignty and how he chooses to display His power. Whatever circumstance you may find yourself today, good or bad, remember God is sovereign. All the circumstances of our lives are in His hands. We can trust Him. There is no circumstance where His power cannot be displayed.

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