November 29, 2021

Advent Day 25: Luke 2:8-17

Posted in: Show Notes

In this episode, Grizz talks about the inclusion of the shepherds in the Christmas story and why they are important. She references various prophecies that are fulfilled by the Shepherds and how their response to the gospel (good news) should be an example to us! 


  • What is the ornament/decoration that you kost excitedly anticipate for the Christmas decorating season?
  • Have you ever thought about the significance of the shepherds in the nativity story?
  • What are some takeaways from today’s advent scripture?
  • What is your response to this gospel message today? What does it mean for your relationships with those in your life?

Noteworthy Quotes:

  • In this time, Shepherds would have been seen as social outcasts on the fringe of Jewish society, by no means would they have been considered important 
  • The gospel message is good news of great joy because it wasn’t just for one type of person but for everyone who believes in Christ
  • When the shepherds heard the message that the Messiah was coming, they went with haste and urgency to meet him and tell everyone 
  • The shepherds aren’t just a part of the Christmas story, they are a part of the gospel story just like you are if you trust in Jesus as your savior!

The Basics of the Episode:

  • The greek words for “I bring you good news” would be translated to the verbal form of “gospel”
  • The message to the shepherds isn’t just that Jesus has been born, but that he has been born unto us
  • The proclamation of the angels comes with 2 responses: 1. A multitude of angels appeared to rejoice about Christ’s coming! 2. The Shepherds sought out Christ with urgency
  • 3 main takeaways: 1. The gospel is joyful news, 2. The gospel is personal news, 3. The gospel demands a response 


Scripture References:

  • Luke 2:8-17 (The Angels and the Shepherds)
  • Jeremiah 23:6 (Christ is born in the city of David)

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