Isaiah 9:1 – 7; 11:1 – 10; 12:1 – 6
Luke 2:1 – 20
I The fullness of the time
Luke 2:1 (NKJV)
1 And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered.
Galatians 4:4 (NKJV)
4 But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law,
II The angel’s message
Luke 2:9–11 (NKJV)
9 And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid. 10 Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people. 11 For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
III The angel’s song
Luke 2:13–14 (NKJV)
13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying: 14 “Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”
IV Three different responses to the news of Christ’s birth