His Poverty, Our Reward (Luke 2:1-21)

The familiar story of Christ’s birth includes a variety of characters, from the powerful Caesar Augustus all the way down to the lowly shepherds. Most would think that the sending of God’s own Son into the world would take place in the most extravagant, influential, politically expedient, and visible way possible. Yet here we find Jesus, laying in a feeding trough surrounded by shepherds and animals, associating with the poor and the marginalized; “For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that you by his poverty might become rich” (2 Cor. 8:9). In this sermon, Pastor Dave explains how our glorious and eternal God made himself of no reputation and was born in the likeness of men (Php. 2:7) in order to become the Savior of the world.