DEVOTIONAL READING: Galatians 4:1–7 BACKGROUND SCRIPTURE: Luke 2:1–20
After participating in this lesson, each student will be able to: 1. Summarize the story of the birth of Jesus according to Luke. 2. Explain the significance of Luke’s listing of political rulers, the importance of the lineage of David, and the irony of the announcement of such an important birth being given first to shepherds. 3. Commit Luke 2:1–7 to memory.
The Earthly First Family KEY VERSE
"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."—Luke 2:7
Introduction A. The Power of Christmas B. Lesson Background I. Worldly Power (LUKE 2:1–3) A. Decree (vv. 1, 2) B. Obedience (v. 3) Romans 8:28 in Action II. Lowly Infant (LUKE 2:4–7) A. David’s City (v. 4) B. David’s Des…