Luke 2:10, 11 - Good News of Great Joy for All People!

Luke 2:10, 11 - Good News of Great Joy for All People!

Luke 2:10-11 (NIV) 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. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is 
Christ the Lord.  

The greatest event in history had just happened! The Messiah had 
been born! [Life Application SB] 

What a birth announcement! The shepherds were terrified, but 
their fear turned to joy as the angels announced the Messiah's birth. 
First the shepherds ran to see the baby; then they spread the word. 
Jesus is your Messiah, your Savior. Do you look forward to meeting him 
in prayer and in his Word each day? Have you discovered a Lord so 
wonderful that you can't help sharing your joy with your friends? [Life 
Application SB] 

  You cannot escape Jesus Christ.
  His birth affected Caesar's politics (vv. 1-3), the ministry 
of the angels (vv. 8-15), and the activities of common men (vv. 
15-20). In that day, shepherds were looked upon with disdain; but God 
singled them out to be the first human messengers of Messiah's birth. 
His coming touched worshipers (vv. 21-38) and even scholars (vv 
  The angels sang about Him, and He is still the theme of the 
greatest music. Luke wrote about Him, and He is still the subject of the 
greatest literature. The shepherds hastened to behold Him, and He is 
still at the center of the greatest art. Teachers listened to Him and 
marveled, and He is still the focal point for all truth and wisdom. 
  In His development, Jesus was perfectly balanced: 
intellectually (wisdom), physically (stature), spiritually (in favor with God), 
and socially (in favor with man); and He is still the greatest 
example for childhood and youth. 
  He alone is worthy of our worship!
  Oh, come! Let us adore Him! [Chapter by Chapter Bible 
Commentary by Warren Wiersbe]