LUKE | The Newborn King

Text: Luke 2:1-7. The birth of Jesus in Bethlehem fulfilled a centuries old prophecy of the birthplace of the messiah. Even the most powerful man in the world, the emperor of Rome, is under the authority and providence of God.
It was a decree from Augustus Caesar that brought Joseph and Mary to Bethlehem and fulfilled one of over 300 prophesies of Jesus. The Emperor of Rome Unconsciously Obeyed the Will of God! So by decree of the Emperor, the whole world was moved to bring about the fulfillment of one prophesy: The Birthplace of the Messiah! God Moved Heaven and Earth for Jesus to be born…
in the very village God said He would be born! | AUDIO | TEXT PDF

LUKE | A Quiet Revolution

The Start of a Quiet Revolution: An Angelic Announcement that Would Change the World. Text: Luke 1:26-56. AUDIO | TEXT PDF

“Here is a man who was born in an obscure village, the child of a peasant woman. He grew up in another village. He worked in a carpenter shop until He was thirty, and then for three years He was an itinerant preacher. He never owned a home. He never wrote a book. He never held an office. He never had a family. He never went to college. He never put his foot inside a big city. He never traveled two hundred miles from the place where He was born. He never did one of the things that usually accompany greatness. He had no credentials but Himself.… While still a young man, the tide of popular opinion turned against Him. His friends ran away. One of them denied Him. He was turned over to His enemies. He went through the mockery of a trial. He was nailed upon a cross between two thieves. While He was dying His executioners gambled for the only piece of property He had on earth—his coat. When He was dead, He was taken down and laid in a borrowed grave through the pity of a friend.
Nineteen long centuries have come and gone, and today He is the centerpiece of the human race and the leader of the column of progress. I am far within the mark when I say that all the armies that ever marched, all the navies that ever were built, all the parliaments that ever sat and all the kings that ever reigned, put together, have not affected the life of man upon this earth as powerfully as has that one solitary life.” —Anonymous; Evidence for Christianity, by Josh McDowell (p. 431).

LUKE | A Prophet is Promised

Text: Luke 1:5–25. Much of history is written about Kings and Generals, the Wealthy and the Mighty, the Rich and Powerful of the World. But in this account we see God is not working through Caesars or Herods but through a humble elderly couple in the far reaches of the Roman Empire. Four hundred years of silence is broken by a message from the Angel Gabriel. | AUDIO | TEXT PDF