Summary: This sermon will be preached to show that Christ's birth was proclaimed by the angels to various people; we must be God's messengers of peace and hope today.
Intro: The word angel is translated to mean, "messenger". Their sole purpose is to bring people messages from God.
I. Proclamation of Hope
In this verse, Gabriel announces to Mary that she will be the mother of the Messiah, the hope for the Hebrew people and ultimately the whole world.
II. Proclamation of Grace
This is a proclimation of grace because Joseph was considering to divorce Mary because she was pregnant. Gabriel was telling Joseph to give Mary grace and keep her as his wife.
III. Proclamation of Celebration
Good News! Great Joy!! A choir of angels join in after this angel of the Lord announces this to the shepherds.