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Taylor: 'Celebrate what God did on that holy night in Bethlehem'

 

December 22, 2022

NICK PEDLEY/SENTINEL-NEWS

Pastor Dan Taylor serves Hope Lutheran Church in Everly.

"The time came for the baby to be born, and 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." – Luke 2:6-7

What is the significance of the time and circumstances of the birth of Jesus? Why wasn't he born in a mansion or palace? Why wasn't the Son of God born in a place that was at least more prominent and sanitary than a pen for livestock? I want to share the following excerpt from a sermon written by Martin Luther with you, for I believe it brings us some insight into this matter:

"Behold how ver...



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