May
18
2015

Don’t Be Afraid

Luke 1: 11-19

An angel of the LORD appeared to him, standing at the right side of the altar where the incense was burned.

When Zechariah saw him, he was alarmed and felt afraid.

But the angel of the LORD said to him, “Don’t be afraid, Zechariah! GOD has heard your prayer and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, you are to name him John.

How glad and happy you will be, and how happy many others will be when he is born!

John will be great in the LORD’s sight.  He must not drink any wine or strong drink.  From his very birth he will be filled with the Holy Spirit,

and he will bring back many of the people of Israel to the LORD their GOD.

He will go ahead of the LORD, strong and mighty like the prophet Elijah.  He will bring fathers and children together again; he will turn disobedient people back to the way of thinking of the righteous; he will get the LORD’s people ready for him.”

Zechariah said to the angel, “How shall I know if this is so? I am an old man, and my wife is old also.”

“I am Gabriel,” the angel answered.  I stand in the presence of GOD, who sent me to speak to you and tell you this good news.

Luke 1:20

But you have not believed my message, which will come true at the right time.  Because you have not believed, you will be unable to speak; you will remain silent until the day my promise to you comes true.”

Luke 1: 26-28

In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, GOD sent the angel Gabriel to a town in Galilee named Nazareth.

He had a message for a young woman promised in marriage to a man named Joseph, who was a descendant of King David.  Her name was Mary.

The angel came to her and said, “Peace be with you! The LORD is with you and has greatly blessed you!”

Luke 2: 9-21

An angel of the LORD appeared to them, and the glory of the LORD shone over them.  They were terrified, but the angel said to them,”Don’t be afraid! I am here with good news for you, which will bring great joy to all the people.

This very day in David’s town your savior was born- Christ the LORD!

And this is what will prove to you: you will see a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

Suddenly a great army of heaven’s angels appeared with the angel, singing praises to GOD”

“Glory to GOD in the highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom He is pleased!

When the angels went away from them back into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the LORD has told us.”

So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph and saw the baby lying in the manger.

When the shepherd saw him, they told them what the angel had said about the child.

All who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said.

Mary remembered all these things and thought deeply about them.

The shepherds went back, singing praises to GOD for all they have heard and seen; it had been just as the angel had told them.

A week later, when the time came for the baby to be circumcised, he was named Jesus, the name which the angel had given him before he had been conceived.

Nicetas

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