The Birth of a Savior

MESSAGE - Pastor Dale Thiele

Good News of Great Joy

The Birth of a Savior 

  • A New Ruler in Town
  • The World Turned Upside Down
  • Moved to Worship  

Questions for Further Study or Group Discussion:

  1. Read Luke 2:1-21. What stands out to you from this passage? What is not here that we normally think about regarding the birth of Jesus?
  2. What do you think Luke wants to communicate about the birth of Jesus? Why does he mention the registration, the shepherds, and the angels?
  3. An ancient inscription describes Augustus as, “Divine Augustus Caesar, son of a god, imperator of land and sea, the benefactor and savior of the whole world...” Compare this with the angel’s announcement in verses 10-12, 14.
  4. Why is Jesus born in such a humble setting and his birth announced to humble shepherds? What does this imply for us?
  5. How do the shepherds, the angels, and Mary respond to the news about Jesus? How should we respond? 

Memory Verse of the Week:

Luke 2:11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. (ESV)