Dec 22, 2019 |Anti-Heroes


12.22.19 | Anti-Heroes


Tony Pyle

Luke 2:8-20

What is something in your life that you enjoy or is meaningful to you? How do you find yourself telling others about it? Pastor Tony Pyle shares how God used the shepherds in the Christmas story to proclaim the arrival of Jesus–the awaited Messiah. The shepherds were invited by an angel of the Lord to come and see, and in turn were called to go and tell. As followers of Christ, our lives often reflect this example of coming to see the miracle of Jesus and then going to tell our community about His glory.

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In the same region, shepherds were staying out in the fields and keeping watch at night over their flock.

Luke 2:8

Then an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Don’t be afraid, for look, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people: Today in the city of David a Savior was born for you, who is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be the sign for you: You will find a baby wrapped tightly in cloth and lying in a manger.”
Luke 2:9-12

Advice is counsel about what you must do. News is a report about what has already been done. Advice urges you to make something happen. News urges you to recognize something that has already happened and to respond to it. Advice says it is all up to you to act. News says someone else has acted.

Timothy Keller

Suddenly there was a multitude of the heavenly host with the angel, praising God and saying: Glory to God in the highest heaven, and peace on earth to people he favors!
Luke 2:13-14

When the angels had left them and returned to heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go straight to Bethlehem and see what has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.” They hurried off and found both Mary and Joseph, and the baby who was lying in the manger. After seeing them, they reported the message they were told about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.
Luke 2:15-18

Instead, God has chosen what is foolish in the world to shame the wise, and God has chosen what is weak in the world to shame the strong. God has chosen what is insignificant and despised in the world  — what is viewed as nothing — to bring to nothing what is viewed as something, so that no one may boast in his presence.
1 Corinthians 2:27-29

The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had seen and heard, which were just as they had been told.
Luke 2:20

Come and see

Go and Tell