Throughout this sermon series we are looking at characters that are typically overlooked in the Christmas story, and what their stories can teach us. This week, we’re looking at the Shepherds’ story. Lowey and despised by society, an Angel came to these Shepherds to announce the birth of Jesus. By taking a look at their story, we learn some essential truths about who God is, how we can know Him, and what our reaction to Him should be.
1. God uses all sorts of people and events to bring forth His will
Luke 2:8-10, 2 Pet. 3:9, Col. 1:16, Matt. 28:18, 2 Pet. 3:13,
2. It is through Jesus, and only through Jesus, that we can have peace
Luke 2:13-14, John 14:27, 16:33, 2 Thess. 3:16, Rom. 8:28
3. Our reaction to experiencing God should be to experience Him more, and spread the good news
Luke 2:15-20, 1 John 4:16, John 17:3, Ps. 34:8, Mark 16:15