Christmas Wonder, Christmas Joy

Dec 23, 2018

Passage:Luke 2:8-14

Preacher: Pat Schultz

Category: Sermon

Detail:

Christmas Wonder, Christmas Joy

 

Christ’s birth is reason for:

 

10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid…               Luke 2:10 (ESV)

1.)     No Fear.

  • Gen. 3:10 – “I was afraid.”
  • 1 John 4:8,18 – “God is love...There is no fear in love.”
  • “He comes to make His blessings flow far as the curse is found!”

 

 

 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news…

Luke 2:10 (ESV)

2.) Good News

  • Luke 4:18 - “He has anointed meto proclaim good news to the poor.
  • “The Lord is come: let earth receive her King! Let every heart prepare Him room.”

 

 

10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Luke 2:10 (ESV)

 

3.) Great Joy.

  • Great = ‘Megas’
  • Psalm 100:1 - Make a joyful noise to the Lord, all the earth!
  • “Joy to the earth! the Savior reigns: let all their songs employ…repeat the sounding joy!”

 

 

18 And all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them. Luke 2:18 (ESV)

 

4.) Wonder.

  • Rom. 5:8 – God demonstrates His own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
  • John 1:14—And the Word became flesh...full of grace and truth.
  • “He rules the world with truth and grace…and wonders of His love.”

 

 

The Good News of Christ’s birth is THE reason for MEGA joy and wonder!