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The Christmas Story: What it Reveals about God & How We Should Respond
December 25, 2022

The Christmas Story: What it Reveals about God & How We Should Respond

December 25, 2022

A Chapter a Day

  • Sunday, December 25, Revelation 16
  • Monday, December 26, Revelation 17
  • Tuesday, December 27, Revelation 18
  • Wednesday, December 28, Revelation 19
  • Thursday, December 29, Revelation 20
  • Friday, December 30, Revelation 21
  • Saturday, December 31, Revelation 22

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Luke 2:1-20, ESV
 In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 And all went to be registered, each to his own town. 4 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, 5 to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. 6 And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. 7 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.

8 And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. 10 And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12 And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,

14 “Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”

15 When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.” 16 And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger. 17 And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this child. 18 And all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart. 20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.

1. God is and uses the circumstances of our lives to accomplish his purposes. (vv. 1-5)

2. God’s is always right. (v. 6)

3. God’s are not the as ours. (v. 7)

4. God’s good news of great joy is for people. (vv. 8-10)

5. God revealed through the angel that Jesus is , Messiah, and Lord. (vv. 11-12)

6. What God has done for us by sending Jesus should prompt our , which brings him . (vv. 13-14)

7. Like the shepherds, we should respond with , with , with verbal , and with for all that God has done for us in Christ. (vv. 15-20)

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. (John 1:14; ESV)

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16; ESV)

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