“Breaking News: Expecting virgin still claims her innocence.” a sermon 12/09/12 by Pastor Richard Daughtridge of Hagerstown Maryland

Pastor Richard Daughtridge

Pastor Richard Daughtridge

“Breaking News: Expecting Virgin still claims her innocence.” a sermon by Pastor Richard Daughtridge

Do people surprise you with their opinions?

What would the CNN gallop opinion poll look like in year 4  AD?

Wouldn’t “Entertainment Tonight” get ratings out of this story?

 Plus added features ,  Three related stories from : The Gossip Column of Jerusalem Year 4 AD,

  “For with God nothing shall be impossible.” Luke 1:37

Speculated comments from neighbors, cousins, aunts, uncles, friends, in-laws.  Wonder what  they thought?    

Luke 1:31-46    And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus. [32] He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: [33] And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end. [34] Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man? [35] And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. [36] And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren. [37] For with God nothing shall be impossible. [38] And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.

[39] And Mary arose in those days, and went into the hill country with haste, into a city of Juda; [40] And entered into the house of Zacharias, and saluted Elisabeth. [41] And it came to pass, that, when Elisabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elisabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost: [42] And she spake out with a loud voice, and said, Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. [43] And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? [44] For, lo, as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in mine ears, the babe leaped in my womb for joy. [45] And blessed is she that believed: for there shall be a performance of those things which were told her from the Lord.

[46] And Mary said, My soul doth magnify the Lord,

A.    Maybe “ Jerusalem  25 Alive would like to know what you think the babies should be named.”

Luke 1:61-62    And they said unto her, There is none of thy kindred that is called by this name. [62] And they made signs to his father, how he would have him called.

 Luke 1:1  And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus.

B.     “Breaking News; Baby’s new name caused mute father to speak for the first time in months”

Luke 1:64-66  And his mouth was opened immediately, and his tongue loosed, and he spake, and praised God. [65] And fear came on all that dwelt round about them: and all these sayings were noised abroad throughout all the hill country of Judaea. [66] And all they that heard them laid them up in their hearts, saying, What manner of child shall this be! And the hand of the Lord was with him.

C.    “Breaking News : Shepherds claim to see angels, bright lights and hear choirs singing. What do you think? Click on our NBC blog entitled, “Too much egg nogg or counting too many Sheep” and express your opinion.

  Luke 2:13-14   And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying, [14] Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

1.   Thou shalt … bring forth a son:  “Behold the Man,” as portrayed in Luke

2.   Thou shalt call His name Jesus:  “Behold My servant,” as portrayed in Mark

3.   He shall be great … the Son of the Highest:  “Behold your God,” as portrayed in John

4.   He shall reign:  “Behold thy King,” as portrayed in Matthew

Let the gossip columns light up and write it down . It’s all true. Praise and glory to God. “Christ is Born”. 

Christmas Announcements

Next week Dec. 16th will be  our Dec. Bluegrass Sunday moved up a week to provide for our Christmas Service and Children program, Dec.23rd.

Our bluegrass  worship program entitled “A Very Country Christmas”  will be @ 9:30 next Sunday.  Then don’t forget  our  Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at 6:00 PM Dec. 24th.

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