Advent Moves Us to Worship God (Luke 2:8-14)Tony Felich, December 5, 2010
Part of the Advent series, preached at a Morning Worship service
The coming of Christ should evoke praise among those who understand it’s significance.
I. Spontaneous praise at the time of Christ’s birth
II. Continued praise about Christ’s birth throughout history
III. Why is God so praiseworthy?
A. Who He is
B. What He has done
IV. Does Advent move you to praise God?
V. What benefit comes from praising God?
Sermon application notes
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8 And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear. 10 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. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12 And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying,
14 “Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!” (ESV)