Sermon Outline

When Angels Speak Series
Pastor Mark Johnson

Luke 1:5-17

Why is this story in the Bible?

2 Timothy 3:16

This story is in the Bible so we can learn about God!

God was sending a man by the name of John.

John means “gracious."

God is about doing something good for us.God was sending a man to tell the people what was important, how they should be living, and that His Son was coming.

What did the angel say?
1.Luke 1:16

Even the children of God have a tendency to drift.

Today God has sent His word.

The word of God is a gold mine of joy and gladness.

2 Timothy 3:16

The angel’s message is that John will turn many to "the Lord their God!"
2.Luke 1:17a

This passage is misused by many.

The children of Israel were the spiritual fathers.

The gracious message of John was that the hearts of the fathers would be turned to the children.

Here is our message from the angels.

When the Spirit of God lives in us, He turns our hearts towards those who are far from Him.

Have you allowed your heart to be turned to the lost?
3.Luke 1:17b

There is a message to the disobedient: Turn to God.

This world is temporary and passing. What Jesus offers is everlasting.
4Luke 1:17c

The message of God is good and gracious.

Here is where the world and the church differ.

The world thinks, “Get what you want on the outside, and you will be joyful on the inside.”

The believer knows, “Get Jesus on the inside, and you will have joy and peace.”

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