The word “doxology” comes from two weeks Greek words, one which means “praise” or “glory” and the other one which means “word.” A doxology is literally a word or an expression of praise and glory. To understand Christmas doxology, we turn to a man who unlike the shepherds and (a little later on) the wise men, was not at the birth of Jesus. This man is the apostle Paul. As a writer of Scripture, he never explicitly talks about the birth of Jesus. Unlike the disciples, he never physically met Jesus, but he did meet the risen Jesus. Though he never mentions of the biology of Christmas, and doesn’t dwell on the theology of Christmas, he does record the greatest doxology of Christmas. He shows us the full meaning of Christmas. He shows us Christmas completely unwrapped. He tells us the rest of the story.
In this very special Christmas series, we are going to breakdown several elements of the Christmas story in order to gain a better understanding of the miraculous and praise-worthy details of Jesus’ birth. We will take a look at the biology of Christmas, the theology of Christmas, and finally the doxology of Christmas as we unwrap the best Christmas gift of all time – our Savior, the Son of God.