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The Shepherd's Story (4 of 4)
Series: Christmas Is Real
Luke 2:8-20; Isaiah 53:6; Proverbs 14:12-13; Jeremiah 29:11; John 1:29; John 1:14
OK. We're in Luke 2 this morning. Ky was just showing me on his phone how we're - we're working out something where you can go use UVersion which is my favorite on my Iphone and you can follow the Scripture with your Iphone but if you just have your copy of the Scripture, I'd like you to turn to Luke 2. That's where we are this morning. You know many people think that the Old Testament ended on Friday and the New Testament started the following Monday morning. But it didn't happen that way. There was 400 years of silence between the Old Testament and the New Testament. Heaven, imagine that, silent for 400 years - no word from God; no angels, no prophets and the shepherds, no doubt had heard all their lives the Messiah is coming but not a word so we begin this morning with Luke 2 verse 8.
Lk 2:8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. [NIV]
Waiting 400 years and nothing but they kept looking for the Messiah. Jesus is coming. And that's where we are today. You know, sometimes we get concerned - well it's been, I mean, over 2,000 years we've been talking about Jesus is coming - Jesus is coming. Keep in mind that time is a limitation of man not of God and the Bible says that a day with the Lord is as a thousand years to us so on that basis He's only been gone 2 or 3 days so it's not a big deal on the other side so we still look forward to Jesus coming expecting Him every day. They waited all these years but then the heavens opened up and one day - one day, and I believe it's gonna be soon. I hope it's soon and I think our politicians are trying to make it sooner but one of these days the heavens are going to open up and we're gonna see Jesus Christ coming back to this earth.
So the shepherds are out in the field keeping watch over their flocks ...
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