Luke 2:1-20 The Real Son of God (Augustus vs Jesus)
Luke's account of the birth of Jesus begins with an edict from the greatest of all Roman emperors, Augustus Caesar. A decree issued from his lips in Rome moves pawns across the board even in the backwaters of Palestine. But who is the real pawn here? Augustus is merely a tool in the hands of Sovereign God. The Kingdom arrives to disrupt Empire. Jesus arrives to expose the futility of searching for peace without surrender to true Sovereign.