1. Hear well. “faith comes from hearing the message, and the message is heard through the word about Christ.” Rom. 10:17
Be aware of being too distracted by the quality of the messengers.
Luke 2:19 says she pondered them; thought about them often. It means in the Greek to connect, to think something out
2. Make Peace: In Luke 2.
Peace on earth for those on whom his gracious kindness rests.
Christmas means that, through the grace of God and the incarnation, peace with God is available; and if you make peace with God, then you can go out and make peace with everybody else. . .
Christmas, therefore, means the increase of peace—both with God and between people—across the face of the world.
3. Fear Not. Fear not; for, behold I bring you good tidings of great joy.
Fear not for BEHOLD I bring you good tidings.
Do not be fearing. Be perceiving. For I am telling you the Gospel.