The Birth of Jesus (Luke 2:1-20)

Birth of Christ

Luke 2:1-20

I. A lowly birth (Luke 2:1-7)

    A. “He will be great” (Luke 1:30-33)
    B. Yet, no fanfare or celebration in the little town of Bethlehem (cf. Micah 5:20)

II. The announcement of the angel (Luke 2:8-14)

    A. Angels caused fear in man (Luke 1:12-13, 29-30; 2:9-10)
    B. A joyous announcement (Luke 2:14; cf. Philippians 2:7-8)
    C. Jesus identified as “a Savior, who is Christ the Lord” (cf. Isaiah 59:1-2)

III. The excitement of the shepherds (Luke 2:15-20)

    A. Urgency

      1. …of the shepherds: “now,” “with haste”
      2. …of the gospel (Acts 16:32-33; 2 Corinthians 6:2)

    B. Spreading the news (Luke 2:17, 20)

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