The Song That the Angels Sang

                THE SONG THAT THE ANGELS SANG

 

         (Pastor Lee Jackson – FFWC)

I)      INTRODUCTION – THE BOOK OF LUKE PROVIDES ONE OF THE MUST COMPLETE PORTRAYAL OF THE BIRTH OF JESUS CHRIST. GOD LEFT NOTHING TO CHANCE: SENT GABRIEL TO TELL ZACHARIAH HOW ELIZABETH HIS WIFE, WHO WAS BARREN, WOULD BARE A SON – THE FORE RUNNER OF CHRIST.  GABRIEL APPEARED TO MARY TO TELL HER THAT SHE WOULD CONCEIVE A SON BY THE HOLY GHOST AND THAT HE WOULD BE THE SON OF THE HIGHEST.  ANGEL SENT TO SHEPHERDS TENDING THEIR SHEEP ON A HILL NEARBY.  THIS MORNING I WOULD LIKE TO YOU to HEAR THE SONG THAT THE ANGELS SANG TO THE SHEPHERDS. THE MESSAGE OF HOPE AND JOY THAT GOD WAS SENDING TO ALL MANKIND.  READ: LUKE 2:1-20 NKJV,   TEXT: Luke 2:13-14

II)     IT WAS A MESSAGE OF PRAISE TO GOD

A)     HEAVEN WAS ON PINS AND NEEDLES, ANTICIPATING CHRIST’S COMING, PROPHETS HAD FORTOLD IT LONG AGO: 1 Peter 1:10-12 (nkjv)

B)     THE SHEPHERD RETURNED HAVING FOUND WHAT THE ANGELS SAID TO BE TRUE: LukE 2:20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and PRAISING GOD for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.

C)     “LOVE FOUND A WAY” – ON THAT NIGHT THE HOSTS OF HEAVEN WERE PRAISING GOD AND CELEBRATING THE BIRTH OF JESUS CHRIST, GOD’S SON, AND THE SALVATION AND HOPE THAT HE BROUGHT TO A WORLD IMMERSED IN SPIRITUAL DARKNESS.  “THE WORD BECAME FLESH AND DWELT AMONG US”.

III)    IT WAS A MESSAGE OF PEACE ON EARTH

A)     THE WORLD WE LIVE IN TODAY IS NOT A VERY PEACEFUL PLACE: Isa 57:21 THERE is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.

B)     ISAIAH PROPHESIED CONCERNING JESUS: Isaiah 9:6 NAHUM PROPHESIED CONCERNING HIS COMING: NahUM 1:15 BEHOLD upon the mountains the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace!

C)    WHEN WE ACCEPT JESUS INTO OUR HEARTS; WE BECOME PEACEMAKERS: Mat 5:9 BLESSED are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

D)    ONE DAY JESUS WILL RULE AND REIGN AND BRING PEACE TO THIS WORLD BUT UNTIL THEN HE IS OUR PEACE: Joh 16:33

IV)   IT WAS MESSAGE OF GOODWILL TOWARD MEN

A)      LUKE 4: 18 – 19 (NIV) JESUS QUOTED FROM THE BOOK OF ISAIAH

B)     THE WORD GOSPEL MEANS “GOOD NEWS”.  Mar 13:10  …the gospel must first be published among all nations, BEFORE JESUS RETURNS.

V)     CONCLUSION:  WHY DID GOD SEND ANGELS TO ANNOUNCE JESUS BIRTH TO SHEPHERDS?  WHY NOT THE RELIGIOUS LEADERS OR THOSE IN GOVERNMENT?  1CoR 1:27 JESUS IS THE GOOD SHEPHERD; WE ARE LIKE LOST SHEEP.  HE TOLD A PARABLE OF A LOST SHEEP… THE SONG THAT THE ANGELS SANG WAS A SONG OF PRAISE TO GOD FOR HIS LOVE FOR LOST SOULS; IT PROCLAIMED PEACE ON EARTH, THE PRINCE OF PEACE HAD COME AND IT WAS A SONG OF GOD’S GOOD WILL TOWARD MEN.  HE WAS NOT WILLING THAT ANY SHOULD PERISH…

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