Scripture Sunday: Journey to the Manger (Luke 2:1-2)


Every Sunday between now and Christmas, Scripture Sunday will be going through Luke 2 as we unwrap the Christmas story and journey to the manger. Enjoy!

Luke 2Coming of Christ. Luke gives some valuable details of Christ’s birth not in the other Gospels. •Advent in Bethlehem: this involved the decree of Caesar (a census); the dislodgement of citizens (the decree forced Joseph and Mary to go from Nazareth to Bethlehem); the delivery of Christ (in a manger, no room elsewhere). •Announcement by angels: the shepherds for the announcement (angels came to them); the statements in the announcement (about the scare, Savior, and sign); the song in the announcement (message of praise). •Action of shepherds: they believed the truth (believed what the angels said and visited Christ); they broadcast the truth (told others what they had seen and heard). •Adoration in the Temple: prompting of the adoration (an offering was made at the Temple because of the birth); prophet in the adoration (Simeon the saint); prophetess in the adoration (Anna the aged). •Astonishment in the Temple: at the age of twelve, Christ amazed the religious teachers with His wisdom. –Butler’s Daily Bible Reading

 


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M Div Graduate, IT Consultant for Earth Networks, contributor at WeatherTogether and Focusing on the Mark Ministries, as well as anything else the Lord has in store for me! "Obey God and leave all the consequences to Him" -Charles Stanley