2022-12-18: Fear Not, Christmas — Fear Not, Just Come

Sermon Audio: Fear Not, Just Come
Speaker: Pastor Val Watkins
Scripture Text: Luke 2:8-16
Duration: 27:;40
Size: 18.9 MB

Fear Not, Christmas
Fear Not, Just Come
Luke 2:8-16

And although they weren’t lead characters the shepherds were part of the chorus in the production of the first Christmas.

This week we are taking you out in the fields, let’s pick up the story in Luke 2:8-10.

The demands of the flock were so great that even if the shepherds were inclined to be religious all of the rules and regulations of Judaism, with the various hand washings and other parts of the ceremonial law, were out of their reach, so they could never really be “Good Jews.”

And into the ordinary lives of ordinary men is injected an extraordinary event.

Shepherds Were Told About Jesus
But the majority of us do get a messenger with news about Jesus.

And so, it was on a lonely hillside outside of Bethlehem that the Angels came and told the shepherds about Jesus.

The Shepherds Came to Jesus
For the shepherds that meant physically leaving the fields and their flocks and coming into Bethlehem and then finding the stable where Jesus was.

The Shepherds Told Others About Jesus
“Evangelism is just one beggar telling another beggar where to find bread.”

But in either case it goes back to a simple premise, invite them and there is a pretty good chance that they will come.

It Impacted the Shepherds Daily Lives
Our encounter with Christ needs to affect who we are and how we live.