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25 December 2015

Christmas Sermon: God Rest Ye Merry

Preached on Luke 2:10
The Nativity of Our Lord
25 December AD 2015

Title: God Rest Ye Merry (MP3 Audio)

Govert Flinck: Angels Sing to the Shepherds Summary: The angel’s message to the shepherds is ours also — “Good news of great joy” belongs to us and to “all the people.” As the old English carol says, God rests us merry. We who find neither true peace nor lasting joy by ourselves are given both in abundance.

When we know that this Child carried our sins to the cross, dying for us and rising on the third day, we know that God has reconciled us to Him. Our hearts are gladdened as we join in hymns and carols ancient and modern, all of them reaching into eternity to proclaim the Savior’s birth.

Text: The angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.” Luke 2:10

Scripture quoted from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version®, © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Audio: Click to hear the MP3 of the Christmas sermon God Rest Ye Merry

NB: For some reason, a few people have had problems trying to play the inline audio if Windows Media is their default MP3 player. If this occurs, you can either change to QuickTime or another default browser player, copy and paste the link directly into a selected player, or download it to your computer, where it seems to work regardless of which player. Several folks have suggested VLC Player from VideoLAN.

Other Readings: Psalm 98; Isaiah 62:10-12; Titus 3:4-7; Luke 2:1-20

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