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The Great Reversal

December 28, 2003

Jesus turns upside-down a world turned upside-down by sin–and thereby sets it right. This subversive quality of the Lord is disclosed in the Luke’s magnificent Christmas story. It is not to Caesar Augustus–in his pride, power, comfort, and freedom–that we should look, but rather to the humble, poor, and non-violent King, born in a stable in Bethlehem. The question that Christmas poses to us is this: which King do we follow, Caesar or Christ.