So when Christ was born, God did not reveal it to them (the priests and rulers). He sent the Glad News to some shepherds who kept their flocks on the hills around Bethlehem. {SJ 16.1}

These were good men, and as they watched their sheep by night, they talked together about the Promised Saviour, and prayed so earnestly for His Coming that God sent bright messengers from His Own Throne of Light to teach them. {SJ 16.2}

“And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the Glory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid. {SJ 16.3}
“And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you Good Tidings of Great Joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. {SJ 16.4}

“And this shall be a Sign unto you; you shall find the Babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. {SJ 16.5}

“And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. {SJ 16.6}

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1. What did God not reveal to the priests and rulers?

2. To whom did God send "the Glad News"? What were they doing? (2 answers)

3. What did the shepherds talk together about?

4. How did the shepherds pray? For what did the shepherds pray? Please pray that prayer. (2 written answers)

5. Because of the shepherds' attitude in prayer, what did God send them and for what reason? (2 answers)

6. Who "came upon" the shepherds, and what "shone round about them"? How did the shepherds respond?
(3 answers)

7. What did the angel say to the shepherds? (7 answers)

8. To whom did the message apply?

9. Does the message apply to you?

10. What did "the multitude of the heavenly host" do?

11.What did "the multitude of the heavenly host" say? (3 answers)

12. What does this lesson mean to you personally?

13. In the requested Strength of Jesus, how do you plan to apply to your life what you learned from this lesson?

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