It is Christmas every day in heaven, why not Christmas every day on earth? Our text is the
Gospel proclaimed by an angel sent from heaven to earth; and if we blieve and practice all there
is in it, we may have Christmas every day.
1. IT IS THE GOSPEL THAT INSPIRES COURAGE
Its first words are,”Fear not”. The shepherds are not used to such glory. It is the Gospel that keeps
the revelation of God’s glory from filling us with terror.
2. IT IS A JOYFUL GOSPEL
“I bring you good tidings of great joy.” He knows nothing but jay. It is easy for us when we are
filled with joy ourselves to proclaim it to others.
3. IT IS A GOSPEL OF UNIVERSAL ADAPTATION
“Good tidings which shall be to all people.” It is suited to every age and condition of the human
race. Everyone needs to hear what Christmas meens, the birth of Christ, and glad tidings
brought by angel.
4. IT IS A GOSPEL THAT SAVES
“For unto you is born this day, in the city of David, a Saviour which is Christ the Lord.”
The angel could not have proclaimed to the world a fact more needed than that Jesus was to be
Saviour from sin, and this means not simply salvetion from guilt and penalty.
5. IT IS A GOSPEL THAT FULFILLS PROPHECY
Hundreds of years ago it had been predicted that the Messiah would be born in Bethlehem.
The angel’s announcement proclaims the fulfillment of this prophecy. More than 300 distinct
prophecies about Christ have been fulfilled.
6. IT IS A GOSPEL THAT GLORIFIES GOD
“And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and s
Glory to God in the highest.” The heavens declare the glory of God.