Sermons on Luke
Genesis 3:15, the miraculous births of the Old Testament, and the predictions about Zion all culminate in the birth of Christ through the virgin Mary. Salvation has come through the birth of a child, a child who was and is the eternal Son of God. This birth is the culmination of that which was spoken by the prophets. Salvation has come through childbearing.
Jesus’ Battle with Temptation
The Message We Take to the World
Luke situates the birth of Christ in its historical context. It happened during the days of Caesar Augustus, while Herod was reigning in Judea (1:5) and Quirinius was governor of Syria. Pastor Grasso explains the significance of understanding the birth of Christ as a historical reality.
In Luke 1:26-38 the angel Gabriel appears to Mary and explains to her what is about to happen with the birth of Christ. Christ will be born of Mary even though she is a virgin. This proves that Christ is the Son of the Most High and that as such he will inherit the throne of David.