While Luke tells the story of Christ’s birth in just seven verses, his brevity holds no bearing on the importance of the events that unfolded. In this study, Alistair Begg shows how the brief Gospel account uses detail, not drama, to establish its real-world context. Jesus was not born in a vacuum, but to real people at a real place in time. Each one of us must consider the historical evidence of the birth of Christ and the relevance that the story has for our lives today.
1In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2This was the first registration when1 Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3And all went to be registered, each to his own town. 4And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, 5to be registered with Mary, his betrothed,2 who was with child.
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