The Great Day Jackson Snyder, 1992 from Oswald Sanders
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:
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.
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
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.
WHEN born - "this day":
a) such news for expectant shepherds;
b) how condemning for us today.
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..."