Rev James Wong
10 But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. ~Luke 2:10-11
16 So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. 17 When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, 18 and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. ~Luke 2:16-19
Learning from the 4 friends who brought a paralytic to Jesus
1. THEY SAW THE NEED
Some men came carrying a paralytic on a mat and tried to take him into the house to lay him before Jesus. ~Luke 5:18
2. THEY WERE CREATIVE
When they could not find a way to do this because of the crowd, they went up on the roof and lowered him on his mat through the tiles into the middle of the crowd, right in front of Jesus. ~Luke 5:19
3. THEY HAD FAITH
When Jesus saw their faith, he said, "Friend, your sins are forgiven."
What you can do?
The good news of great joy that was announced to the shepherds was meant for every tribe, every nation and every people groups for the world. When they shepherds had seen Jesus, the went and spread the word about Jesus being the savior of the world. What can you do today to spread the word?
Who would you invite to Christmas?
The best time to send out an invitation is now because it is the best time of the year when most people are ready to respond to an invitation.