Sermon Quotes | "The Angels' Song"

“In a real sense, the story of Jesus is our story, told to us and for us just as if we had been among the angels on that night near Bethlehem. What the angels announced to the shepherds that night is announced on behalf of all humanity. Their journey to see these things should be every person’s journey to see what God is up to in Jesus. Their sense of amazement should be matched by our own. The best way we show our amazement is with the response of a grateful, faithful walk that has ample donations of praise. Perhaps after almost two thousand years of publicity about Jesus, the church takes the amazing involvement of God with us for granted.” Darrell Bock

“Humanity has nothing to fear when God moves in grace.” Darrell Bock

“What every human being needs to be saved from is God. The last thing in the world an impenitent sinner ever wants to meet on the other side of the grave is God. But the glory of the gospel is that the One from whom we need to be saved is the very One who saves us.” R.C. Sproul

“The point is that through the birth of the Messiah God extends his favor to people who have done nothing to deserve it; and he graciously grants them peace. Peace expresses the nature of salvation as the restoration of good relations between God and sinful people and the consequent reception of his blessings.” The New Bible Commentary

“Imagine what joy it must have been to sing in that angelic choir. They were singing in a new venue, praising God on earth as they had always done in heaven. Imagine what joy they had in going out in the middle of the night and scaring people half to death with the glory of God." Phil Ryken

“When I look into the manger, I come away shaken as I realize again that he was born to pay the unbearable penalty for my sin.” William Smith

“The Christmas message is that there is hope for a ruined humanity-hope of pardon, hope of peace with God, hope of glory-because at the Father’s will Jesus Christ became poor and was born in a stable so that thirty years later he might hang on a cross. It is the most wonderful message that the world has ever heard, or will hear.” J.I. Packer