Why Did He Choose To Come So Quietly? (Luke 2)

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12/18/16
Rev. Clint Smith
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Don’t Miss Christmas – Why Did He Choose To Come So Quietly?

For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given;and the government will be upon His shoulder.And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6

God had a plan to bring salvation to mankind. Thank God, He had a plan. If it was up for us, we would have promoted Jesus like a prize fighter coming to town. We would have made a “Big Show” out of His coming. We must remember that God’s ways are not our ways! For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given;and the government will be upon His shoulder.And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 55:8,9

Luke 2:1-40
1. (v. 1) God’s plan caused an ungodly ruler to make a decree for registration for all people.
2. (v. 3-7) God’s plan caused Joseph and Mary to go to the place He had predetermined the Christ Child was to be born.
3. (v. 9-15) God’s plan caused angels to leave heaven and proclaim his birth.
4. (v. 8,15-20) God’s plan caused shepherds to their flocks to see the Savior of the world.
5. (v. 21-24,39) God’s plan caused Joseph and Mary to keep the law.
6. (v. 25-35) God’s plan caused Simeon to prophecy over the Baby Jesus.
7. (v. 36-38) God’s plan caused Anna to give thanks and proclaim to all who looked for redemption in Jerusalem.
8. (v. 39,40) God’s plan caused Jesus to grow and become strong in spirit, wisdom and the grace of God.
9. (Matthew 2:1-12) God’s plan drew wise men from the East to seek the Christ Child and worship Him.
10. (John 3:16, Romans 5:8, Romans 6:23, Romans 10:13)

Jesus still speaks quietly to us today. He never attempts to manipulate you, scare you or harm you. He simply wants you to love Him and receive His free gift of salvation.
Will you receive His forgiveness?
Will you share the Good News of Great Joy?