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The Time Came (Luke 2:1-7) - 12/25/22


  • Over the past few weeks (in Luke) we have walked through the coming of Christ.

  • Through the lives of Zechariah, Elizabeth, Mary, and Joseph

  • We saw the birth of John and now we see the birth of Jesus

  • As we gather this Christmas morning… lets consider these few words….THE TIME CAME


The Timing of His Birth

  • All things have pointed to the coming of Christ (His Birth, Life, Death, Resurrection, Ascension, Return)

  • John MacArthur – “The message of Scripture is about God’s glory in man’s redemption through one central figure, Jesus Christ, the Son of God.”

  • Erik Thoennes – The main message of the Bible is that the one true God is displaying his glory primarily in redeeming and restoring his fallen creation by fulfilling his covenant promises and commands through the glorious person and atoning work of Christ

  • Genesis 3:15

  • Isaiah 9:6-7

  • Micah 5:2

The Purpose of His Birth


  • To rescue

  • Saving captives for captivity (SINNERS FROM SIN)

  • Freedom given through a ransom



  • To make right

  • Change completely

  • Restore a relationship


Ephesians 1:7

[3] Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, [4] even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love [5] he predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, [6] to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. [7] In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, [8] which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight [9] making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ [10] as a plan for the fullness of time, to unite all things in him, things in heaven and things on earth. (ESV)
Colossians 1:13-14

[9] And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of his will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, [10] so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to him: bearing fruit in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God; [11] being strengthened with all power, according to his glorious might, for all endurance and patience with joy; [12] giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in light. [13] He has delivered us from the domain of darkness and transferred us to the kingdom of his beloved Son, [14] in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. (ESV)
Colossians 1:20-22

[19] For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, [20] and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.

[21] And you, who once were alienated and hostile in mind, doing evil deeds, [22] he has now reconciled in his body of flesh by his death, in order to present you holy and blameless and above reproach before him, [23] if indeed you continue in the faith, stable and steadfast, not shifting from the hope of the gospel that you heard, which has been proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, became a minister. (ESV)
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