The Original Missionaries
There is perhaps no more of an opportune time for our doing this…than in this season in which we especially celebrate the Savior’s birth.
I. They Received A Declaration
The angels had delivered a message to the shepherds…it was the declaration of Good News.
We ought to be Christmas Missionaries in the very finest sense…taking the declaration we have heard and received and with great anticipation we should be hurrying to tell others the message.
II. The Shepherds began an activity of Decoration
It is like they were turning on beautiful Christmas lights with each person that the shepherds told.
There is nothing that beautifies the world more than God’s marvelous love made known to all people throughout your community and then throughout the earth.
III. It made a difference in the shepherds lives Dedication
Sure these shepherds returned to their fields but they returned different. They returned changed.
Their lives were changed by God and theirs’ was a dedication to praising and glorifying God with their lives.
I want to encourage you in this season of special opportunity to take the Declaration you have received and to go out and get involved with Decoration spreading the Good News to others…and never grow weary in your changed life of Dedication to praising and glorifying God.