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Christmas Happenings

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Christmas Happenings

Luke 2.
Luke 2:9 KJV 1900
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.
Each Christmas we all can expect events not planned for or scheduled!
Train accident in Seattle Washington
Cancer diagnosed last week
A child leaving college and not coming back
An unexpected Christmas bonus
A special gift etc....

I Interruption

Luke 2:8–9 KJV 1900
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.
luke 2.8-8
Going about their duty
Doing their business
God interrupts
health
Loss of job
Something causes you to stop and reflect.
Rich Morgan two years ago - his wife died on the way to church
What is life about
Why am i here
What part does God play in my life ?
Illustration

II Information

Luke 2:10–11 KJV 1900
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. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.
Good tidings of great joy
For all people
Savior - redeemer
This guilt can be removed
You have been caring it too long
because of the interruption you now listen
Peace can enter in
Romans 8:1 KJV 1900
1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
Peace the world does not know!
The ability to sleep know God is in control

III Investigation

Luke 2:12–16 KJV 1900
12 And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, 14 Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, Good will toward men. 15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us now go even unto Beth-lehem, and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us. 16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.
luke 2.1
vs 14 - angles sang glorying Christ
vs 16 - God lead them to the manger
We will investigate the warranty of an appliance before we buy it
We will investigate the college before we attend
Buying a diamond for Ann
Size
affordability
Clarity
Color
setting
Josh McDowell
Lee Strouble
notice vs 15 - lets now go see “
vs 16 They came and found

IV Invitation

Luke 2:17–20 KJV 1900
17 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child. 18 And all they that heard it wondered at those things which were told them by the shepherds. 19 But Mary kept all these things, and pondered them in her heart. 20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.
they had seen it
what is God asking you to see tonight
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