Christmas Eve - Christmas Devotion

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Dec. 24, 2021

Luke 2:1-20

Arriving at Bethlehem

1. Caesar Augustus and David (vs. 1-7)

A. The Cost of Rome’s Peace (vs. 1-3)

Myrian Inscription: “Divine Augustus Caesar, son of a god, imperator of land and sea, the benefactor and savior of the whole world…” (Green 126)

B. Bethlehem: The only place a son of David could go (vs. 4,5)

Micah 5:2-5

2 Samuel 7:12-16

C. Did Jesus really need to be laid in a manger?

Luke 23:53

The Inn = “Kataluma”

Luke 22:11

2. Fear Not! True Peace has come! (vs. 8-14)

A. Shepherds on the graveyard shift

B. Heaven’s Messengers to again lowly people not Caesar

C. The Message is Jesus

D. True Peace is proclaimed

3. The Response (vs. 15-20)

A. The Shepherds Obeyed in a hurry

B. Confirmation to Mary 19

C. The Shepherds went away worshiping God

Reflection:

Does the miracle of Jesus’ birth still cause you to worship Him like the shepherds?