Summary: This sermon talks about the Good New proclaimed to the Shepherds.

I. Introduction

a. Where were you when: Moon Landing, JFK Killed, September 11th.

b. The Shepherds were in a field on that Christmas day.

II. Announcement of the Good News (2:8-14)

a. Good News of Great Joy (10)

b. What is the Good News (11)

III. Action from the Good News (2:15-17)

a. Let us go straight to Bethlehem (15)

b. Came in a hurry (16)

IV. Attitude of the Good News (2:18-20)

a. Crowds were amazed (18)

b. Mary’s heart was touched (19)

c. The Shepherds praised God (20)

V. Conclusion

a. One Sunday as they drove home from church, a little girl turned to her mother and said, "Mommy, there’s something about the preacher’s message this morning that I don’t understand." The mother said, "Oh? What is it?" The little girl replied, "Well, he said that God is bigger than we are. He said God is so big that He could hold the world in His hand. Is that true?" The mother replied, "Yes, that’s true, honey." "But Mommy, he also said that God comes to live inside of us when we believe in Jesus as our Savior. Is that true, too?" Again, the mother assured the little girl that what the pastor had said was true. With a puzzled look on her face the little girl then asked, "If God is bigger than us and He lives in us, wouldn’t He show through?"

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