Luke 2:8-21 – Jesus Changes Everything

My sermon notes for Sunday morning, Jan 1st.  Remember, these are my personal study notes and not a manuscript of the sermon. They are provided as an outline each week for our Tabernacle Church family. The church provides a live stream of the service each Sunday at 10:30 on Facebook. We also provide the services through YouTube by Sunday afternoon.  You can find Sermon Notes, Family Devotional Guides, Prayer List, and other resources at our Church Website.

Luke 2:8-20


  • Perfect timing for a NEW YEAR sermon.
  •  A NEW YEAR is a NEW YOU
  • Christ is born… what next?
  • The Shepherds give a great example of a changed life.
  • They encounter Christ and begin to live differently

The Message from Heaven – vv. 8-14

  • Angel of the Lord – a messenger with a Word from God
  • Fear Not – Worship, adore. honor and respect, but do not worry.
  • Bring good news of great joy for all people
    • Everything points to this… this is what the world has been waiting for
  • A Savior, Christ the Lord
  • Saves for our sins
  • Lord of our life
    • Authority over all
    • Guidance
    • Provision
  • Heavenly host join in
    • Glory to God in the highest
    • Peace on earth
    • Those whom He is pleased
      • God comes to man
      • God’s favor upon those that are His

The Reaction of the Shepherds – vv. 15-17

  • They heard
  • They discussed
  • They believed
  • They obeyed
    • With haste
    • They went
    • Followed the Word precisely
  • They proclaimed
    • Made known
    • Could not help but share
  • They lived differently
    • glorifying and praising God
    • Trusting (Heard and seen as had been told)
    • God said it… then did it

The Impact on the People – vv. 18-19

  • All who heard
    • Romans 10:9-15
  • Wondered at the words told them
    • Marvel, consider
    • Extraordinary… impressed or disturbed
  • Mary treasured up and pondered
    • To keep close… think through

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