Sermons on Luke
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.