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Archive for December 31, 2011


Dec 31

A Lofty Announcement for Lowly Shepherds

2011 | by Trent Hunter | Category: Sermon Follow-Up

In his Christmas Eve message, “Shepherds Who Follow the Lamb,” Ryan unpacked the rich irony of the gospel found even in the announcement of Christ’s arrival recorded in Luke 2:1-20. God sent angels to deliver a lofty announcement to lowly shepherds about the King of Ages lying in a manger for animals.

Here’s a helpful excerpt from Ryan’s sermon to think on this week:

Maybe the best example of God coming to the lowly is the glorious, angelic announcement of Christ’s birth to shepherds. Just shepherds. No name shepherds. And an angel comes to them, with the most important news of all time. Other angels affirm the announcement with nothing less than loud angelic praise. God did not reveal the birth with a message in a bottle; not a singing bush. But angels and an angelic choir. All that for just shepherds. Not for the town mayor; not key religious leaders; not the influential or persuasive; not the famous or the rich. It was shepherds who got the most elaborate Christmas announcement of all.

God does in deed come to the lowly, and that is good news for all of us.

Click here for a catalog of Christmas sermons preached at DSC.