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Summary: Jesus is indeed the Messiah; God’s appointed savior to man.

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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


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