0000028261 00000 n And the angel said to them, “Fear not, … An error occurred while marking the devotional as read. Simeon's Swan-Song'Lord, now lettest Thou Thy servant depart in peace, according to Thy word: 30. And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them; and they were sore afraid. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them. By registering for an account, you agree to Faithlife’s, And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all. Luke 4:1-13. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be for all the people; Romans 10:15. GRACE TO UNEXPECTED SHEPHERDS God’s grace often appears in an unexpected place, and this story is a prime example. Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. December 9: Two Kinds of Opposition to Jesus (Matthew 2:3) There are words of Holy Writ which afford richest consolation in prospect of departure. What more beautiful? 12. Earth's Ugliest, Deepest Scar: Jesus the only one led up to be tempted--the wilderness--its history, Genesis 13:10-13. I preach on them because the Church has appointed them for this day. 0000003966 00000 n I. 0000004003 00000 n )LUKE ii. Start this Plan. I bring you good news of great joy that … This book of Advent meditations aims to put Jesus at the center of your holiday season. The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. That man must be very far from the kingdom of God--he is not worthy to be called a man at all--whose heart has not been touched by the sight of his first child in its mother's bosom. Simeon's whole life appears, in its later years, to have been under the immediate direction of the Spirit of God. 0000006720 00000 n The preacher was an angel, and it was meet it should be so, for the grandest and last of all evangels will be proclaimed by an angel when he shall sound the trumpet of the resurrection, and the children of the regeneration shall rise into the fullness of their joy. We shall note, this morning, first, that every believer may be assured of departing in peace; but that, secondly, some believers feel a special readiness to depart now: "Now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace;" and, thirdly, that there are words of encouragement to produce in us the like readiness: "according to thy word." There was an error while trying to create your account. Verse Concepts. 25 Days. 9. And Jesus increased in wisdom, and in stature, and in favour both with God and man. 0000005761 00000 n 11. 0000013709 00000 n For mine eyes have seen Thy salvation.' That scene, when the old man took the Infant in his withered arms, is one of the most picturesque and striking in the Gospel narrative. And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Joy is rooted in who God is. --LUKE ii. I. Menu. 12. Advent is for adoring Jesus. To think of this aright, even if we do not altogether understand it, ought to help us to understand rightly the incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ; LUKE ii. And most fitly. 0000004484 00000 n It is very remarkable to notice how, in the course of three consecutive verses, the operation of that divine Spirit, 'And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. December 12: Replacing the Shadows (Hebrews 8:1–2) For mine eyes have seen Thy salvation.' A number of spurious gospels have come down to us, which are full of stories, most of them absurd and some of them worse, about the infancy of Jesus Christ. How has it been preserved? 0000006194 00000 n December 23: God’s Indescribable Gift (Romans 5:10–11) 0000002804 00000 n Good News of Great Joy. “Glory to God in the highest, Learn more at desiringGod.org/great-joy. First, then, let us start with the great general principle, which is full of comfort; …Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871, Christ About his Father's BusinessBut now I shall invite your attention, first, to the spirit of the Saviour, as breathed in these words, "Wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?" Nature fears in the presence of God--the shepherds. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall …Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture, The Wilderness: Temptation. English Standard Version (ESV), Acts 2:36; 10:36; [ch. And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.” And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger. 3. We’ll send you a new verse every day to download or share. 49. And all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them. Conclusion: My Favorite Christmas Text Geneva Study Bible. December 15: Life and Death at Christmas (John 10:10) That man must be very far from the kingdom of God--he is not worthy to be called a man at all--whose heart has not been touched by the sight of his first child in its mother's bosom. Mother and child.--Think of it, my friends, on Christmas day. We shall, hoping to be assisted by the Holy Spirit, …Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 4: 1858, Christ's BoyhoodLUKE ii. Commentary. First, then note THE SPIRIT OF CHRIST. The greatest. Copy. It is very remarkable to notice how, in the course of three consecutive verses, the operation of that divine Spirit …Alexander Maclaren—Expositions Of Holy Scripture, Shepherds and Angels'And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. and then, secondly, I shall exhort the children of God, with all the earnestness which I can command, with all the intensity of power which I can summon to the point, to labour after the same spirit, that they too may unfeignedly say, "Wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business? " The Wilderness: Temptation. December 5: No Detour from Calvary (Luke 2:6–7) December 18: The Christmas Model for Missions (John 17:18) 9. 0000003395 00000 n Subscribe to the podcast or sign up for the email journey. Mother and child.--Think of it, my friends, on Christmas day. Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. The angel said to them, "Don't be afraid, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be to all the people. 23:2]; See Matt. Related Plans. The setting: Verse 8 … What more reasonable, than that we should go on to think of our Lord's boyhood? December 10: Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh (Matthew 2:10–11) Call us at 888-634-2038. and then, secondly, I shall exhort the children of God, with all the earnestness which I can command, with all the intensity of power which I can summon to the point, to labour after the same spirit, that they too may unfeignedly say, "Wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business? " Advent is for adoring Jesus. We shall, hoping to be assisted by the Holy Spirit. These readings are excerpted from the works John Piper and correspond to the readings in our daily devotional I do not pretend to understand these words. Most people in the world have no experience of lasting joy in their lives. And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 0000002185 00000 n See All . December 4: For God’s Little People (Luke 2:1–5) 29,30. And the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy which shall be for all the people; King James 2000 Bible. At Christmas we think of our Lord's birth. 10. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,

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