Rev. Lon Lorton

The Second Sunday of Advent

December 6, 2015

Luke 2:1-7; Isaiah 9:6

“In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered.  This was the first registration when Quirinius was
governor of Syria.  And all went to be registered, each to his own town.  And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea,
to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was
with child.  And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth.  And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.”  [Luke 2:1-7]

“For to us a Child is born, to us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder, and His name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”  [Isaiah 9:6]

The "Gift of God" has nothing to do with our presents...but rather His presence!

1.  God's Gift came in simple wrapping.

2.  God's Gift was not deserved.

3.  God's Gift explains His purpose for us.

Check it out...

  • John 3:16
  • John 3:17
  • John 1:12