When we read Luke 2, we think of the Christmas story. As we read these verses carefully, however, we soon find out that the text is as much about the word of the Lord as it is about anything else. The significance about who Jesus is comes not from the experience in time. The real significance is about who this baby s comes from what the divine herald told the shepherds about this baby.
Last week, we looked at Gabriel’s announcement of the birth of John the Baptist yo Zachariah. This passage, where the birth the Christ is announced to he virgin Mary, is known to Christians as the annunciation. As Luke tells us of the annunciation, there are three central lessons important for us to notice.
Q. What are the words, “until he come,” which are used by the apostle Paul in reference to the Lord’s supper?
A. They plainly teach us the Lord Jesus Christ will come a second time, which is the joy and hope of all believers.
Q. Why does the holy spirit give spiritual gifts to believers?
A. The Holy Spirit gives spiritual gifts to believers as he wills for the glory of God and common good of Christ’s body, the church, even as the body consists of many members, so that the whole body may be equipped and built up in love.