TEXT: Luke 2:1-7
MESSAGE: “Son of God”
TEXT: Luke 2:1-7
The Christmas story is not told in the same way as a myth or fairytale, but it is told as history, set in a real time and place. So much at Christmas is myth, but not the person and purpose of Jesus, the King of Kings.
- A Ruler of Little Importance.
In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone went to their own town to register.
- A King of the Greatest Importance
4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5 He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.
- The Importance of You
6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7 in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. 8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—9 not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
TAKEAWAYS: What can we apply to our lives?
- History points to Jesus.
- Caesar is dead, but Jesus lives. Trust in him.
- We are important to God and he trusts us to do his will.