THE CHRISTMAS STORY ~ Luke Chapter 2

December 05, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

LUKE Chapter 2: The angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” ~ Luke 2:10-12

Joseph and Mary are traveling from Nazareth to Bethlehem in order to be counted for a census decreed by Caesar Augustus.

While in Bethlehem the time comes for Mary to have her child, and she gives birth to a son. She lays Him to sleep in a manger, because there are no rooms for them to stay in.

An angel appears to shepherds guarding their sheep nearby, telling them the joyful news that a savior has been born that night.

A host of angels praises God for His glory and wishes peace to all mankind. The shepherds set off for Bethlehem to see this baby.

They find Mary, Joseph and the baby in the stable, and they tell everyone what the angel had said to them.

The baby is named Jesus, as instructed by the angel before His conception. Mary and Joseph take Him to Jerusalem to present and consecrate Him to God and to offer the customary sacrifice.

 


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