The Great Day  Jackson Snyder, 1992  from Oswald Sanders



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Text Luke 2:11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior which is Christ the Lord.  (OT Reading Is 9:6-8)


The ENTIRE verse gathers around the word "Savior." We are told:


1. WHO was to come:
  a) CHRIST, the messiah, long-predicted, God-appointed, God-anointed; fulfiller of the covenants of Abraham, David, and the prophets

  b) LORD, kurioV, the NT synonym for YAHWEH - the Christ is the Almighty.


2. HOW he came - "to you is born":
  a) it makes motherhood holy;   b) womanhood is honored;
  c) humanity is dignified, bound up with God;

  d) proves the real manhood of Christ, spanning the gulf


3. WHERE born - "in the city of David":
  a) where Jacob's dear Rachel died in the birth of Bethlehem;
  b) gentle Ruth gleaned, & became a wife;
  c) David's birthplace - where he learned harp, sing psalms and toss stones.


4. WHEN born - "this day":
  a) such news for expectant shepherds;
  b) how condemning for us today.


5. WHY born - "a Savior":
  a) would angels be required to announce the birth of a philosopher, statesman?

  b) No! Only for the titanic tidings of a Savior of humanity from sin, death, disease, and hell.


6. To WHOM did he come?  a) To lowly Bedouin, the poorest of the poor, the least of the brethren; b) to show that nobody could be excluded from his salvation.


7. WHAT feelings should be ours: "For unto you." The conj. connects this verse with the previous, "Do not be afraid, I bring you good news of a great joy..."