by Brian Fletcher

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Series: Luke
Brian Fletcher
Luke 2:8-20

Intro: Have you ever seen something spectacular? Something that you had a hard time believing that you were seeing? Maybe you've seen the Grand Canyon, Andrew talks about standing next to the giant sequoia trees in California. How about a couple of weeks ago on Dec. 12th, did anyone notice how big the moon was that night?
It hasn't happened since March 8, 1993 and won't happen again until November 2016.
It was full and it was absolutely huge. I could hardly believe what I was seeing, it looked like something out of a Sci-Fi movie, yet it was truly real and a wonderful display of the glory of God.

Well this morning, we, along with some shepherds are going to see and witness something truly spectacular and amazing…Let's read Luke 2:8-20

NIV Luke 2:8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.
Shepherds? The angels, who were making the most important proclamation in the history of the universe, go first to ''shepherds''? Shepherds were poor, dirty, smelly, they were thought to be lazy thieves.

9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.
Terrified, of course they were terrified! An angel appears and the ''glory of the Lord shines around them.'' I doubt this was some sweet fairy looking angel. Angels were mighty warriors of the Lord. This angel was an awesome sight to behold and along with him is the glory of the Lord, we can only imagine a massive bright light shining around them. I would have been terrified as well.

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. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.'' 13 Suddenly ...

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