God came into the world in an unlikely way and used unlikely people to deliver an unlikely message of good news of great joy. In part 2 of Christmas 2022: Four Perspectives, Pastor Dan Cox reads from Luke 1:26-2:40.
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Understanding the Text
An Unlikely Entrance…
- preceded by an unusual messenger
- announced by angels
- joined with humanity through a virgin birth
- a sovereignly determined birthplace
- a humble crib
- a normal childhood
- a “nobody” couple
- a “nowhere” town
- “nobody” messengers
An Unlikely Message…
- a never-ending kingdom
- proud people humbled and humble people exalted
- hungry people filled with good things
- full people sent away empty
- good news of great joy
- a “mixed” blessing
Applying the Text
- Are you a “nobody” from “nowhere”?
- Have you believed the good news of great joy?
- Will you stand for Christ as many oppose Him?