Summary: Jesus is indeed the Messiah; God’s appointed savior to man.
Focus Passage: Luke 2:1-20 Key verses, 10-11
Supplemental Passage: For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6 NASB)
Introduction: Remarks about birth of my first child and how I announced it.
I. Angel’s Salutation
a. “Fear Not!”
b. “Good News!”
c. “For all people!”
II. Angel’s Message
a. “Today” – in the fullness of time, at God’s appointed hour
b. “Born for you” – not for us angels, but for you, mankind
c. “A Saviour” – long ago promised, long time expected
d. “Christ the Lord” – The Messiah, the anointed one of God
III. Angel’s Song
a. Suddenly a multitude – as if the rest of the angels couldn’t contain themselves
b. “Praising God” – for the work is of God, by God, for man
c. “Glory to God in the Highest” - Other works of God are for his glory, but the redemption of the world is for his glory in the highest.
d. “Peace on Earth, Good will toward men” – God had extended the peace offering toward sinful mankind