TONIGHT’S MESSAGEGod comes to a worldThat is upside downTo set it right side up
Epictetus // 1st Century “While the emperor may give peace from war on land and sea, he is unable to give peace from passion grief and envy. He cannot give peace of heart, for which man yearns more than even outward peace.”
LUKE 2:1-14 (ESV)In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustusthat all the world should be registered…And all went to beregistered, each to his own town. And Joseph also wentup from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, tothe city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because hewas of the house and lineage of David, to be registeredwith Mary, his betrothed, who was with child.
LUKE 2:1-14 (ESV)And while they were there, the time came for herto give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son andwrapped Him in swaddling cloths and laid Him in amanger, because there was no place for themin the inn. And in the same region there were shepherdsout in the field, keeping watch overtheir flock by night.
LUKE 2:1-14 (ESV)And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the gloryof the Lord shone around them, and they were filled withgreat fear. And the angel said to them, “Fear not, forbehold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be forall the people. For untoyou is born this day in the city of David a Savior,who is Christ the Lord…”
LUKE 2:1-14 (ESV)“And this will be a sign for you: you will finda baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lyingin a manger.”And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of theheavenly host praising God and saying,“Glory to God in the highest, and on earthpeace among those with whom He is pleased!”