God Loves the Lowly

Dec 27, 2015

Passage:Luke 2:8-20

Preacher: Pat Schultz

Series: What Christmas Reveals About God

Category: Sermon

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God Loves the Lowly

Part 4 - What Christmas Reveals About God.

 

Luke 2:8-20 (ESV)

And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear.10 And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12 And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,

14 “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”

15 When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.” 16 And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger. 17 And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this child. 18 And all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart. 20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.

 

 

And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

 

  1. God loves the lowly.

 

“Good News of Great Joy that will be for all the people.” (Luke 2:10)

 

 

16 And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger. 17 And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this child. 18 And all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them.

 

  1. God love the lost.

 

“All who heard it wondered – were amazed!” Luke 2:18

 

12 What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them has gone astray, does he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountains and go in search of the one that went astray? 13 And if he finds it, truly, I say to you, he rejoices over it more than over the ninety-nine that never went astray. 14 So it is not the will of my[e] Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish.                                       Matthew 18:12-14

 

We all like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.                                                                                                         Isaiah 53:6

 

The story of the Angels and Shepherds, the Story of Christmas reveals:

 

That God loves the unlovely, the lowly, and the lost!