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Chapter 2

The Greatest Story Ever Told

If you have your Bibles I'd invite you to turn with me to Luke chapter 2. We're continuing our study in four passages in the gospel of Luke, telling the story of the greatest story ever told.

Today we are in Luke chapter two in the first seven verses. Let's remember as we're here that Luke is telling this story to a friend. He...

Veiled in Flesh

I want you to see that Luke chapter 2, or this portion of Luke chapter 2, is offering us a choice. It proposes two different visions of power, two different models of life, to regimes, under one of which we, all of us, must live. You notice the contrast that Luke draws between two kings in our passage. Don’t you? In verse 1, there’s the kingship of Caesar...

Luke

The Lord's Day Morning

January 25, 2009

Luke 2:1-7

“The Messiah Is Born”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Luke 2. We’ll be looking at verses 1-7 as we continue our way through Luke's great Gospel. He's speaking to his friend — perhaps someone that he is introducing the gospel to, perhaps a young Christian,...

Christmas Series: Nine Lessons and Carols

The Lord's Day Morning

December 23, 2007

Luke 2:1-7

Nine Lessons and Carols

The Sixth Lesson

The Significance of Christ's Birth”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

Amen. If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to the Gospel of Luke, chapter 2. In the King's College “Service of Nine Lessons and Carols” the Sixth Lesson is introduced with the words, “Luke tells us of...

Veiled in Flesh

This morning we were looking at Luke’s gospel, chapter 2, and the nativity scene in verses 1 to 7. If you have your Bibles, if you don’t already have them open, would you turn to them once again to Luke’s gospel, chapter 2, to the passage we read a moment ago, and to the second half of the chapter. I thought since we considered the first half this...

Christmas Series: A Festival of 9 Lessons and Carols

If you have your Bibles, I'd invite you to turn with me to Luke, chapter two. As you do so, I want to ask you a question: What do you think about when you think about the Christmas story? When you hear it read, as we do every year at the Christmas Eve Service, what are the things that you think about? What do you learn? What do...

Songs of Christmas

Now turn with me, if you would, to the Gospel of Luke, and in chapter two, and verse seven. The Gospel of Luke, in chapter two, and verse seven. And if you would, have open before you the carol that is the focus of our attention this evening, Away in a Manger, which you’ll find at 204 and 205; and we’ll be singing from the version and...

The Greatest Story Ever Told

We have been looking at the story of the birth of Jesus, especially as we find it in the gospel of Luke, and we come today to the familiar passage of the shepherds on the hillside of Bethlehem.  Now, you may just be at the point this morning of saying, “Enough of Christmas, already, it’s time to move on.”  But this is about our Savior, and we can...

The Lord's Day Morning

December 18, 2011

“Good Tidings of Great Joy to All People”

Luke 2:8-20

The Reverend Mr. Joshua M. Rieger

As we come today to the Word of the Lord, we're going to be looking at Luke 2 verses 8 to 20. This is a continuation of the passage that Billy Joseph preached on Wednesday evening. And so as we begin this passage you’ll see...

Advent Songs

The passage this morning is, you might say, somewhat like a mountain. It begins, the ascent, the climb begins in verse 8. Here’s the level ground at the foot of the mountain. A mundane pastoral scene shepherds tending their flocks, watching over them in the night. But then, from there our road begins very quickly to mount to higher elevations. The angel of the Lord appears to them...

Luke

The Lord's Day Morning

February 8, 2009

Luke 2:8-20

“Pondering These Things in Our Hearts”

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III

We’ll be looking at verses 8-20 today — a passage very familiar to us, especially at Christmastime. It's been a tradition for many years at First Presbyterian Church during the family Christmas Eve Carol Service for the whole of Luke 2:1-20 to be read in the beautiful old...

Christmas Series

The Lord's Day Evening

December 5, 2010

Luke 2:8-14

“Jesus: Adored by Angels”

Dr. Derek W. H. Thomas

Turn with me now to Luke chapter 2, Luke chapter 2, and we're going to be reading in a minute verses 8 through 14; Luke chapter 2 and verses 8 through 14.

I've always loved this time of year. Thirty-nine years ago when I first came to know the Lord...

Songs of Christmas

Turn with me now to the Gospel of Luke, and the second chapter, and we’ll read once again the familiar words of the Nativity story as we find it in Luke's Gospel, beginning at verse eight. This is God's holy and inerrant word:  

“And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the fields, keeping watch over their flocks by night. And lo,
...

Christmas Series: A Festival of 9 Lessons and Carols

Turn with me to Luke 2 and our text for this evening. Our series of sermons is based on the text of the Nine Lessons and Carols service; our text this evening is Luke 2 and verses 8 through 16. Well, actually we’ll take it just a little bit further than that, and probably go down all the way to verse 20, at least in our comments. But...

Christmas Series: Nine Lessons and Carols

The Lord's Day Evening

December 23, 2007

Luke 2:8-20

Nine Lessons and Carols

The Seventh Lesson

Peace by Piece

The Reverend Mr. Bradford C. Mercer

Now if you will turn in your Bibles to Luke 2, we’ll be looking at verses 8 through 14. We won't read the entire passage; we’ll be looking at Luke 2:8-14. Before we read God's word, let's pray.

Lord, we thank You once...

Songs of Christmas

Now turn with me if you would to Luke chapter 2, and I'm going to read from verses 8 and 9. But before I do that, I want to draw attention to a verse in I Corinthians 14, and verse 15. And let me read this verse to you first of all: I Corinthians 14:15. And it's the second half of the verse that I want to allude...

Songs of Christmas

If you have your Bibles, we'll begin in Luke 2 at verse 8. And, if you'll open your hymnals to number 207, we will cross-reference from Luke 2 back to the hymnal again.

We've said in this series on the Songs of Christmas that it is our desire to do at least three things. One is that we want you to understand the words of these...

Monday Morning Quarterback

“When the day finally came, it was like no other day that anyone can remember. It had a flavor of its own, an extemporaneousness which gave it something of the quality of a vast, happy village party as people wandered about, sat, sang, and slept against a slimmer background of trees, grass, flowers, and water.”

These were the words of novelist Mollie Panter-Downes, a British writer...

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