MANGER THINGS 2
Luke 2:8-14 NIV
8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” 13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, 14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
Isaiah 9:6-7 NIV
6 For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7 Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David’s throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The zeal of the Lord Almighty will accomplish this.
I. Wonderful Counselor
“Wonderful” – doer of miracles
DO I LISTEN TO MY CONSCIENCE, LEAN INTO THE CULTURE, OR LEARN FROM THE COUNSELOR?
II. Mighty God
As the Mighty God, He is the ONLY ONE who can do what ONLY HE can do!
Romans 8:31-32 NIV
31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? 32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?
III. Everlasting Father
A. EVERLASTING – This word speaks about forever. It means in perpetuity, with no ending, but also no beginning.
BC is before the incarnation of Christ but NOT before the influence of Christ.