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No Distant Savior

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No Distant Savior

Luke 2:1-7 (NIV)

1In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2(This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3And everyone went to his own town to register.

4So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. 5He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. 6While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

I.                   Introduction:

II.               Jesus Comes Near In History: No Stranger To Time And Space

A.                 The Days Of The Calendar

B.                 The Geography Of Earth

C.                 The Circumstances Of Life

III.            Jesus Comes Near In Humanity: No Stranger To Flesh And Blood

A.                 Entering Through Human Birth: Our Stages

B.                 Functioning In A Human Body: Our Form

C.                 Joining A Human Family: Our Relationships

IV.             Jesus Comes Near In Humility: No Stranger To Plain And Simple

A.                 His Humble Accommodations: Not Above The Common Man

B.                 His Humble Reception: Not Always Welcome

V.                Conclusion:

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