“The Long Awaited Savior”. Luke 2:8-11. Pastor Mitch Dietz December 24, 2011. “The Long Awaited Savior”. Luke 2:8–11 (ESV) And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an
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Pastor Mitch Dietz
December 24, 2011
Luke 2:8–11 (ESV)
And in the same region there were
shepherds out in the field, keeping
watch over their flock by night. And an
angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
Matthew 1:21–23 (ESV)
She will bear a son, and you shall
call his name Jesus, for he will save his
people from their sins.” All this took place
to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet: “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us).
God became a man for this purpose:
since you, a human being could not
reach God, but you can reach other
humans, you might now reach God
through a man. And so the man Christ Jesus became the mediator of God and human beings. God became a man so that following a man—something you are able to do—you might reach God, which was formerly impossible to you.
Ephesians 2:8–9 (ESV)
For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.