Reacting to Christmas

by Derek Gentle
Luke 2:8-20

Christmas is:

1. A Time to Ponder verse 19

"But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart"
Pondered - literally: To place together for comparison

2. A Time to Marvel verse 18

"And all those who heard it marveled at those things which were told them by the shepherds"
Marveled - literally: to wonder at, marvel, admire

3. A Time to Praise verse 20

"Then the shepherds returned returned, glorifying God and praising God for the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told them"

4. A Time to Tell verse 17

"Now when they had seen Him, they made widely know the syaing which was told them concerning this Child"
"Made widely known" - - literally: to make thoroughly known

5. A Time to Find Jesus verse 16

Amplified: "So they went with haste, (and by searching) found Mary and Joseph and the Baby lying in a manger"