Their lives were hardly glamorous or glorious, but to these simple men God announced the greatest gift he would ever give the world. Joys and sorrows, ups and downs, blessings and challenges will come and go, but your faith will always remain on a solid foundation, centered in the facts of Christmas night that nothing can ever erase. Celebrate Christmas with a Shepherd's Faith. Johnold J. Luke — Jesus' birth.
Christmas shepherds. Jesus' incarnation. Luke Birth of Christ. Sermon Tone Analysis. Pastor Johnold J. Application Can you relate to the shepherds? Conclusion For all its joys and celebrations, Christmas can still be kind of a melancholy time of year. Related Media. Related Sermons. These words are spoken by a shepherd figurine in a nativity scene who wants to be closer to Jesus. May it be my daily Christmas prayer this season that God would move me closer to Himself, and that I would open up my heart and let Him.
Twas the night before Christmas, And my only desire Was peace among kids, and to rest by the fire. I had just settled down in my favorite chair; When I heard a small voice, and a cry of despair. As I stared at the hearth I saw a strange sight! Our nativity scene, in the flickering light Seemed almost alive! And how could this be! One lonely shepherd was calling to me.
Move me Album), move me closer Move me closer to the Child. Let me see Him, let me hold His hand. Move me closer to the Child.
As you can well imagine, I was a bit surprised. So with a shake of the head and a rub of the eyes I took another look, and what did I see, Without a doubt he was looking at me. In this case, my subconscious mind seemed to be handing me a Christmas song. My hungry husband arrived home from school surprised to find, not a hot meal waiting, but a disheveled young wife who was ecstatic Album) have written a Christmas song in September.
Though I chose to limit the song to two verses, several more Album) have been written on the subject of the roles Jesus Christ fills. Savior, Redeemer, Deliverer. Looking back thirty one years after writing this song, my heart warms as I ponder the truth that Jesus Christ is everything we need Him to be. How many ways have I relied on Him for relief, for forgiveness, for soul deep change?
On a holy night in Bethlehem certain shepherds left their fields to behold a tiny child which an angel had revealed. I have thought about those shepherds and I wonder if they knew that the child that they had come to see would be a shepherd too.
Just as they cared for their lambs He would gently lead His own and carry them within His arms and would bring them safely home. He would be the greatest shepherd.
Oh, I wonder if they knew that the child that they had come to see would be a shepherd too. Traveling from a different country wisemen came with gifts of gold to behold a tiny child which the prophets had foretold. I have thought about those wisemen and I wonder if they knew that the child that they had come to see would be a wise man too. Just as they offered wisdom He would humbly share His own and give the world the teachings that would bring them safely Album).
He would be the greatest wiseman. Oh, I wonder if they knew that the child that they had come to see would be a wiseman too. As the bearer of salvation He would be the King of Kings, Album), the long foretold Messiah come with healing in His wings. Yes, a wiseman and a shepherd come to die for me Move Me Closer (A Shepherds Prayer) - Evie (2) - Christmas Memories (Cassette you. Do we understand the baby came to be the Savior too? Why do we need the Savior Jesus Christ?
Because try as we will we can never be good enough We need the help of family, friends, teachers, church leaders Thank you for this heartwarming message. And thank you for developing and sharing your gift of music with us. Thank you! I grew closer to Christ as I spent time in the presence of the pure in heart.
I grew closer to Christ as I spent time in His service. Memory Three: This last event took place in September ofbut is a Christmas memory nonetheless. Hugh Christensen December 24, Thank you for this heartwarming message.
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