Narrative Lectionary Text: Luke 2:8-20

There is no manuscript for this sermon because I didn’t write one. I had a basic idea of where I wanted to go, and decided to see what happened when I started talking. The sermon is based on the fact that the word translated “glory” in English is the Greek word “doxa.” It means reputation. To glorify someone is to uphold their reputation and make their reputation greater among the people.

What is God’s glory? What is the implication of the fact that God’s glory was displayed to the shepherds, those lonely figures that functioned on the fringe of society? Listen to the sermon and see what you think.

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