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This web site was created to glorify God through the words of His Son, Jesus Christ. It is our prayer that as you read Jesus' words you would be spiritually enlightened, enriched, and encouraged. Additionally, we have included biblical and historical information about Jesus' early life and His ministry on earth.

          Jesus Christ is Born

And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria So all went to be registered everyone to his own city.Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth , into Judea, to the city of David , which is called Bethlehem , because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed wife, who was with child. So it was, that while they were there, the days were completed for her to be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

          Events leading to the birth of Jesus

Start below with - Jesus' Birth Foretold

The Birth of John the Baptist
Luke 1:57-66

When it was time for Elizabeth to have her baby, she gave birth to a son. 58 Her neighbors and relatives heard that the Lord had shown her great mercy, and they shared her joy.
59 On the eighth day they came to circumcise the child, and they were going to name him after his father Zechariah, 60 but his mother spoke up and said, “No! He is to be called John.”
61 They said to her, “There is no one among your relatives who has that name.”62 Then they made signs to his father, to find out what he would like to name the child. 63 He asked for a writing tablet, and to everyone’s astonishment he wrote, “His name is John.” 64 Immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue set free, and he began to speak, praising God. 65 All the neighbors were filled with awe, and throughout the hill country of Judea people were talking about all these things. 66 Everyone who heard this wondered about it, asking, “What then is this child going to be?” For the Lord’s hand was with him.

 

Mary visits Elizabeth

Luke 1:39-45
39 At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, 40 where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth. 41 When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. 42 In a loud voice she exclaimed: “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the child you will bear! 43 But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? 44 As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. 45 Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill his promises to her!” Mary responded with what is known as The Magnificat Luke 1:46-55, a song of praise and glory to God. Mary stayed with Elizabeth for three months and then she returned to her home.

 

The Angel visits Joseph
Matthew 1:18-23
Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit. 19 Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly. 20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “
Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus,] because he will save his people from their sins.” All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).

 

The Angel Gabriel visits Mary
Luke 1:26-35
Undoubtedly Mary's divine conception must have sparked gossip and made her the subject of ridicule in the village where she lived. But the bible tells us that Mary though puzzled at first, reacted with great joy to be the chosen vessel to bring the Son of God, Jesus Christ into the world.

 ...God sent an angel to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary.  The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”29 Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. 30 But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. 31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”34 “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?”35 The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.  And Mary said: "My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior. For He has regarded the lowly state of His maidservant; For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed. Luke 1:46-48

The Angel Gabriel visits Zechariah

Luke 1:8-17
 Zechariah was on duty with his division of priests. As he served in God’s presence, 9 he was chosen by priestly custom to go into the Lord’s temple to burn incense. 10 All the people were praying outside while he was burning incense. 11 Then, to the right of the incense altar, an angel of the Lord appeared to him. 12 Zechariah was troubled and overcome with fear.13 The angel said to him, “
Don’t be afraid, Zechariah! God has heard your prayer. Your wife Elizabeth will have a son, and you will name him John. 14 He will be your pride and joy, and many people will be glad that he was born. 15 As far as the Lord is concerned, he will be a great man. He will never drink wine or any other liquor. He will be filled with the Holy Spirit even before he is born. 16 He will bring many people in Israel back to the Lord their God. 17 He will go ahead of the Lord with the spirit and power that Elijah had. He will change parents’ attitudes toward their children. He will change disobedient people so that thy will accept the wisdom of those who have God’s approval. In this way he will prepare the people for their Lord.


Jesus' birth foretold

The advent of Jesus' birth is the single most spiritually transforming event in human existence. As was prophesied, Jesus Christ was born to be the Savior of mankind. The Old testament contains over 300 prophetic pronouncements of Jesus' birth. Prophets and religious personalities foretold the birth thousands of years before the actual event. These men, all worshipers of Jehovah, the one God, had no concept of the timeframe for fulfilling this prophecy. Yet, they continued to proclaim and record what God had revealed to them because of their steadfast faith in His power. As we read Matthew's account of Jesus' birth, we learn that astrologers or wise men living in East Africa, Asia and India too, had knowledge of Jesus' impending birth. Based on their studies of the stars, they discerned that an extremely remarkable event was imminent. And they soon realized with great joy that the astrological phenomenon indeed signaled the birth of the promised Messiah. Evidence of this is recorded in Matthew 2: 10-11. Numbers 24:17:“I see him, but not now; I behold him, but not near. A star will come out of Jacob; a scepter will rise out of Israel.” So we know He was a descendant of Abraham Isaiah 11:1A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a branch will bear fruit. The spirit of the Lord will rest on him.”Jesus is also in the bloodline of David. Isaiah 7:14 “Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and you will call him Immanuel.” The name Immanuel means “God with us” and indicates the divinity of Jesus. We know that He was born from a virgin: “

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