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Dr. Jay P. Cook, Pastor

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The Divine Messenger
Matthew 1:26-1:38
Luke 1:11-20
Luke 1:26-38

Intro:
When we think of the Christmas story, we often think of the baby Jesus; Mary and Joseph; the shepherds and the wise men.  I have heard messages on those key characters. But you know I have never heard a message on the angels or specifically on the angel Gabriel that we find in the Luke account.  There wouldn’t be the Christmas story without the divine messenger from God. 
                Let me highlight the angelic encounters:
First Encounter: Zachariah and Elizabeth (Luke 1:5-25)

Second Encounter – Mary Is Told the Good News

The Third Encounter – Joseph and the Angel

The Fourth Encounter – the Shepherds Response:

 

Conclusion:
Some simple principles come from the angels and the Christmas story:

What is the message that we need to hear?  Are we willing to follow?

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