The shepherds, though despised, trusted the Word of God, acted upon it, and obtained the unique privilege of worshiping in person the King of Glory on His birthday. Reading: Luke 2:1-14;Luke 2:26-33 Matthew 1:20-21

The Christmas Story

Luke 2

Key Verse: Luke 2:14 ‘Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and on earth peace to those on whom his favour rests.

In fulfilment of prophecy a baby boy, called Jesus because He is the Saviour of His people, had been born. Jesus is Immanuel, God with us. God the Son had added to His divinity human flesh, the Godman. The angel Gabriel announces this amazing birth, proclaiming peace to men, not to all mankind, but to those people on whom His favour rests.

God’s peace and favour does not rest on those who reject the gospel, God’s gift of life, because they believe lies rather than trust God’s Word.

The shepherds were a despised group of people in their day but they trusted the Word of God proclaimed by Gabriel and acted upon it, obtaining the unique privilege of worshiping in person the King of Glory on His birthday.

In fulfilment of prophecy a baby boy, called Jesus because He is the Saviour of His people, had been born. Jesus is Immanuel, God with us. God the Son had added to His divinity human flesh, the Godman. The angel Gabriel announces this amazing birth, proclaiming peace to men, not to all mankind, but to those people on whom His favour rests.
God’s peace and favour does not rest on those who reject the gospel, God’s gift of life, because they believe lies rather than trust God’s Word.
The shepherds were a despised group of people in their day but they trusted the Word of God proclaimed by Gabriel and acted upon it, obtaining the unique privilege of worshiping in person the King of Glory on His birthday.
Do we worship the redeemer?Do we worship the redeemer?

Series: 2014 Advent Season

Preacher: Rev Iain MacAskill
Preached: Noon Service, 21 December 2014

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