The Promise Fulfilled

Christmas 2016

Advent – The Promise Fulfilled

Luke 2: 1-20

Hebrews 1: 1-2

God is in CONTROL

  • God is SOVEREIGN over pagan kings
  • God controls all HISTORY
    • Would be born
    • Would be Jewish, from the tribe of Judah, and of the family of David
    • Born of a virgin
    • Born in Bethlehem – Micah 5: 1-2

God’s will is not necessarily cozy and COMFORTABLE

  •  When we live for and in God’s will we are not guaranteed a comfortable and cozy life but we are promised that everything, including and discomfort, has meaning and purpose in God’s plan.

God’s unconventional choice of EVANGELISTS

  • Shepherds – common, ORDINARY people
  • The angel ANNOUNCES the birth of Messiah
  • Thousands of angels lead in praise and WORSHIP
  • The shepherds HURRIED to find Jesus
  • The shepherds REPORTED the message they were told
  • The shepherds responded in PRAISE and worship