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Six Reasons Why the Savior Was Born in a Stable

Every detail surrounding the incarnation is significant. The virgin birth, the parents from Galilee, the journey to Bethlehem, the line of David, the shepherd, the angels, and many others are all strands woven into the tapestry of God's work of redemption from the creation of the world. Therefore, every detail is worth meditating on, even the smaller ones. In his sermon, "No Room for Christ in the Inn," preached on December 21, 1862, Spurgeon meditates on Luke 2:7 and the fact that Christ was born in a stable and laid in a manger. Why is this detail significant? He gives six reasons:
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Six Reasons Why the Savior Was Born in a Stable

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Every detail surrounding the incarnation is significant. The virgin birth, the parents from Galilee, the journey to Bethlehem, the line of David, the shepherd, the angels, and many others are all strands woven into the tapestry of God's work of redemption from the creation of the world. Therefore, every detail is worth meditating on, even …

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