by Jesse Hendley

Jesse M. Hendley
Luke 2:1-14

Friends, will you turn in your Bibles now to Luke, the
second chapter, as we present to you the message of
the Saviour.

In Luke, chapter 2, we read concerning Jesus coming
into this world. And it came to pass, in those days,
that there went out a decree from Ceasar Augustus that
all the world should be taxed. This taxing was first
made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria. And all went
to be taxed, everyone into his own city. And Joseph
also went up from Galilee, out of the city of
Nazareth, into Judaea unto the city of David called
Bethlehem, because he was of the house of David; to be
taxed with Mary his espoused wife, being great with

So it was, that while they were there, the days were
accomplished that she should be delivered, and she
brought forth her firstborn son and wrapped him in
swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because
there was no room for them in the inn.

And there were in the same country, shepherds abiding
in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.
And lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the
glory of the Lord shone round about them, and they
were sore afraid. And the angel said unto them, Fear
not, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great
joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is
born this day in the city of David a SAVIOUR which is
Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you, Ye
shall find the Babe wrapped in swaddling clothes,
lying in a manger. And suddenly there was with the
angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God
and saying, Glory to God in the highest, and on earth
peace, good will toward men.

I have read this passage because it refers to the
sweet old story of the coming of Jesus into this
world, the great Christmas story, and I want to
present what the Christmas story means to each one of
us, to me, and to you. What DOES the Christmas story ...

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