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Summary: All of History Had Been Moving Toward that Night All the Roads of Scripture wound toward Bethlehem Mary & Joseph had come only from Nazareth But the ages had been waiting for them to arrive Micah had said they would be there (Micah 5:2) A Nig

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The Night of Miracles

Luke 2: 1-20

All of History Had Been Moving Toward that Night

All the Roads of Scripture wound toward Bethlehem

Mary & Joseph had come only from Nazareth

But the ages had been waiting for them to arrive

Micah had said they would be there (Micah 5:2)

A Night of Miracles Had long Been on Heaven’s Calendar

Angels looked forward to their appointments

Words of the prophets awaited fulfillment

The baby in Mary’s womb would soon light up the night

What were the Miracles of Christmas?

I. The Miracle of the Humble Birth (vv. 1-7)

Why Bethlehem Why Taxation

The taxation was used by God to fulfill His plan for the birth of the Messiah.

It had been prophesied that the Messiah was to be born in Bethlehem, & Scripture had to be fulfilled

Joseph & Mary lived in Galilee & Mary was now Great with Child

How was God going to make sure that the child was born in Bethlehem?

The taxation happened just at the right time and in the right way that is everyone had to return to the city of his birth to pay his taxes

The taxation forced Joseph to Bethlehem Everyone had to return to the city of his birth.

V. 5 The taxation led to the fulfillment of Scripture, despite man’s plans.

Apparently, Joseph & Mary had planned for the child to be delivered in Nazareth, but God overruled

a. Christ comes down from heaven to a stable

i. He enters the world from the womb of a virgin

ii. It is this baby’s world

iii. It was made by Him (John 1:10)

iv. He has come down to redeem it

v. His world will reject Him

V. 7 There was the shocking place of birth – Jesus was not born in comfortable surroundings He was born in a stable and laid in a manger or feeding trough. The birth is covered in one simple verse, yet much cam be gleaned from it

b. Consider the contrasts of His condescension

i. From the fragrance of heave to the stench of the stable

ii. From the worship of angels to rejection by the innkeeper

iii. From the songs of the saints to the braying of the donkeys

iv. From a robe of royalty to wrappings of rags

v. From a mansion in heave to a manger on earth

c. He came down to save you and me

II. The Miracle of the Heavenly Host (vv. 8-14)

a. Angels have been busy since the fullness of time has come

i. Gabriel has visited Zechariahs & Mary

ii. The angel of the Lord has advised Joseph in a dream

b. Now angels will carry their message to Judean hillsides

i. Where Rachael’s tomb was located

ii. Where Samuel had anointed David to be King

iii. Where Ruth had gleaned in the fields of Boaz

c. Shepherds must be notified of the Saviors birth

d. The heavenly chorus will sing of peace on earth

e. This is a miracle night: a night to remember

III. The Miracle of God’s Work in the Hearts of Men (vv. 15-20)


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