Sermon Outline for Luke 2:8-14. Theme: No wonder the angels sang.
1. They sang what Jesus’ birth & mission means to _______________.
A. Glory to God in the highest is one ‘awe’ sound.
B. Glory to God in the highest is not just their message, but their worship.
2. They sang what Jesus’ birth & mission means to ________________.
A. AND on earth, peace among those with whom He is pleased defines those who will experience the Shalom of Christ, Prince of Peace.
B. It’s but the beginning of peace among/in those with whom He is pleased.
Questions for Study
How does the angel, then the angels set believers an example, vv. 9-14?
What were life’s conditions such that the angel’s message wasn’t just news,
but GOOD news; and the joy, GREAT joy? What can we do to keep fresh our perception that God’s Gospel is GOOD and the joy GREAT?
How do the angel’s words in Luke 2:10-12 imply the shepherds are to come & see, go & tell? Are these shepherds evangelists? If so, how so?
What does the name Bethlehem mean? Why is that significant to Christ’s coming into this world? What is Bethlehem’s connection with King David?
See: Ruth 1:2, 22; 4:11-17; I Samuel 16.
God had His reasons for first announcing His Son’s birth to Bethlehem shepherds. Can you name some possible reasons, or at least correlations? Hint: Psalm 78:20-22; Micah 5:2-4.
How does the angel’s message in Luke 2:11-14, testify our Lord’s two natures (Divine & human)? His humility? His glory?
How is the angels’ song (2:14) a prophecy to the shepherds…and to us?
How is the angels’ song (2:14) worship?
What do the angels mean by “peace’? How is Jesus the Glory-Giver and the Peace Maker?
How does He make peace among those He favors?
How does He make peace through His favored ones? How can we be used in the fulfillment of this word?
How do the first & second halves of the angels’ song correlate with the first & second halves of the Lord’s Prayer?