The Message Of Christmas by Johnny Hunt

The Message Of Christmas
Johnny Hunt
Luke 2:8-17

INTRODUCTION:

Shepherds - Speaks of common people
Savior - Mark 12:37 came to common people

Scripture Message - .v10 ''to all people

- It's a message of good tidings (good news/gospel)
- It's a message of great joy
- Speaks of a gift: a Possession

1 John 1:4, ''And these things we write to you that your joy may be full.''

''Joy is something very deep and profound, something that affects the whole and entire personality. In other words it comes to this; there is only one thing that can give true joy and that is contemplation of the Lord Jesus Christ. He satisfies my mind; He satisfies my emotions; He satisfies my every desire. He and His great salvation include the whole personality and nothing less, and in Him I am complete. Joy, in other words, is the response and the reaction of the soul to a knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.'' - Lloyd-Jones

John wanted his readers to experience the joy that comes from understanding the reality of Christ, the saving truth of the gospel, and the fellowship that each Christian has with God and fellow believers. It is then that all true followers of Jesus will have His ''joy'' made full in themselves.''

v.17 they made widely known the saying which was told them.

Luke 2:11, ''For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.''

Speaking/Serving gifts to glorify God.

We are to join the angelic host and proclaim, ''Christ is born in Bethlehem.''

Inspired by Ken Pallone's Zone:

''Hark! The Herald Angels Sing'' is one of the more than 6,500 hymns from Charles Wesley that have enriched Christian hymnody. It is thought to have been written approximately one year after his conversion experience in 1738.

Like so many of Wesley's hymns, this text is really a condensed course in biblical doctrine i ...


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