Using the account of the news of Jesus’ birth relayed to the shepherds by the angels recorded in Luke 2:8-20 as an illustration, Pastor Nomthi at the June 20 Thursday Showers service said that God uses the simple things to confuse the wise.

According to her, just as the shepherds were chosen to spread the news of Jesus’ birth though it seemed awkward because they were not celebrities or learned, so also are Christians chosen and sent to spread the Gospel of Christ to the world.

In her words, “God chose the shepherds because they would understand the environment of the manger since they are used to animals. As believers, you have been saved from sin, so you understand what it is to be in sin. This should motivate you to preach the Gospel. You’ve been reached among the best. So don’t be selfish; go out and tell the people about Jesus.”

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