God Sent His Son to a Stable

Luke 2:1–7


In this lab, John Piper reminds us that the birth of Jesus is not a Greek myth nor a vision seen by a false prophet. It is a historical reality.

Principle for Bible Reading

Cultivating new love for old texts

These are several verses in the Bible that are much more familiar than others. Many very popular texts are deserving of the attention they receive, but if we are not careful, they can become so familiar that they lose their wonder in our eyes. The solution is not to stow certain verses away and come back to them later. The solution is to go deeper into them.

Study Questions

  1. Where was Jesus born? Was this significant?
  2. Read Micah 5:2–3. What different things did God do in Luke 2:1–7 to fulfill the prophecy in Micah?
  3. How can the sovereignty of God in the birth of his Son encourage you to live this week?