Luke 2 v 8 - 11 THE PROCLAMATION OF THE SAVIOUR. 1. The Plight Of The World v.8 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. 2. The Light Of The World v.10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. A. The Solace Of The Message "good tidings" The gospel of the grace of God is not good advice. It is good news, B. The Supremacy Of The Message “good tidings of great joy.” · Not carnal joy, but spiritual joy · Not pretend joy, but real joy · Not temporary joy, but lasting joy · Not small joy, but great joy, even joy unspeakable, and full of glory C. The Sufficiency Of The Message “to all people.” · All Nations. · All Classes. · All Sinners. D. The Sovereignty Of The Message 11. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. (a) The Problem Mans Need "a Saviour" (b) The Person Messiah's Nature "Christ the Lord" (c) The Provision "For unto you"
3. The Life Of The World v.11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. E. The Significance Of The Message, Ephesians 2:4-7 But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, 5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) 6 And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: F. The Serenity Of The Message. – “on earth peace.” · The Peace of His Pardon · The Peace of His Providence · The Peace of His Presence G. The Simplicity Of The Message 4 Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men John 6:37 All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. 40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.