Big Idea: Five ironies surrounding the birth of Christ that should cause us to sing glory to God in the highest!
I. A prophetic fulfillment by means of a pagan census (2:1-3)
II. A Magnanimous birth in a punny little town (2:4-5)
III. A pathetic environment surrounding the birth of the king (2:6-7)
IV. Peculiar or Unlikely recipients of the announcement are shepherds (2:8-12)
V. The pleasure of God in saving certain sinners (2:13-14_