Sermon outline: This is an abbreviated outline with the complete sermon downloadable at the bottom of the post.
Text: Luke 2:8–16
Title: The Majestic Gift
Introduction: Why do we call it Majestic?
I. The Announcement of the Angel
A. Compelling—vs. 8–9
1. Made to common men
2. Made in a startling way
B. Comforting—v. 10
C. Comprehensive—vs. 11–12
II. The Adoration of the Heavenly Host—vs. 13–14
A. The description of the host
B. The declaration of the host
III. The Action of the Shepherds—vs. 15–17
A. Their pursuit for Christ—vs. 15–16
B. Their Praise of Christ—v. 17
Conclusion: Ponder the majesty—vs. 19
Note: The word kept is translated from the greek word suntereo which means “to keep within one’s self, keep in mind (a thing, lest it be forgotten).” Mary never forgot those events—neither should we.
Note: The word pondered is translated from the greek word sumballo which means “to bring together; to bring together in one’s mind, confer with one’s self.”
Mary not only remembered them but it says she thought on them, she put the pieces of the puzzle together.