WHY SHEPHERDS?

Couldn’t angels have done a more magnificent job than shepherds witnessing the birth of Jesus and spreading the good news? Why shepherds? God has three reasons, and they will help you celebrate Christmas.

Notes And Next Steps

Luke 2:8-18 + Part 3 of the series “The Christmas Option"

“Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” (Luke 2:10-12)

Whose lives will Jesus change?

When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.” So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. (Luke 2:15,16)

When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. (Luke 2:17,18)

 

CROSSTALK

      1. YOUR PICK: The star of Bethlehem--      A. was prophesied in the Old Testament     B. could have been a natural phenomenon  C. guided the wise men to Jesus’ house in Nazareth
        D. all of the above
      2. BIBLE STUDY: What exactly was this star? Why did the wise men study and follow it?
      3. TAKING IT HOME: We learned today that we are like shepherds. God invites us to a special place close to Jesus. God calls us to a holy purpose following Jesus. God amazes other people through our praises about Jesus. Which one will you focus on this week? How will you begin?