Every December, people around the world think about Jesus’ birth. While Jesus’ birth most likely took place in the Spring and while the date of his birth possesses no sacramental value, it is nevertheless a time when much of the world around us turns its attention to Jesus. As a family of people who have committed to following Jesus, we want people to think about him. So, we will take advantage of Christmas’ focus to remind ourselves about the significance of Jesus’ birth. This lesson begins our three-part series in which we will explore Jesus’ unexpected kingship, Jesus’ unexpected salvation, and Jesus’ unexpected kingdom. Today we will consider how…
Jesus’ birth is “good news of great joy” because he is God’s promised king.
 Luke 2:10. All quotes from the Bible come from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version (ESV Permanent Text Edition, Crossway, 2016) unless otherwise noted.