Jesus’ Birth and Early Childhood, Lk 2 and Matt 2

This lesson is on the birth and early childhood of Jesus Christ from Matt 2 and Lk 2.  There is often confusion about the timing of the events recorded in these two gospels.  Some of this confusion stems from the Christmas traditions, like nativity scenes and Christmas carols.  Here’s the...

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The Wise Men from the East, Matt 2:1-12

The Wise Men Matt 2: 1-12 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO There are some very interesting things about these wise men from the east that we want to consider today.  The wise men from the east: Came from the east – Matt 2:1 – The likely place from which they came is...

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First and Second Coming of Jesus, Matt 3:1-4

At Christmas time, people generally remember the birth of Jesus Christ and, therefore, his first coming.  He is coming again.  In this lesson, we will compare the first and second coming of Jesus. Similarities in the first and second coming of Jesus: Preceded by a forerunner – Jesus was preceded...

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Christ Came Into the World, 1 Tim 1:15

1 Tim 1:15 says, “Christ Jesus came into the world…”  This is the season when we celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, presumably.  Why did Christ come into the world? Christ came to fulfill the promises to Israel – Rom 9:3-5 – he was born King of the Jews [Matt...

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The Miraculous Birth of Jesus, Matt 1:23

Around Christmas time, Christians presumably remember the birth of Jesus Christ.  While you celebrate his birth, consider that the birth of Jesus Christ was a miracle. His miraculous virgin birth – Matt 1:20-25 – Jesus’ birth from a virgin was prophesied in Is 7:14.  Never before or since has a...

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Jesus the Lamb, Lk 2:7

In Luke 2:7, the fact that there was no room for Joseph and Mary in the inn was not an accidental overcrowding due to the huge crowds who had come back to Bethlehem for the taxation.  The fact that Jesus was laid in a manger when he was born was...

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A Saviour Which is Christ The Lord, Lk 2:11

In Lk 2:9-12, the angel of the Lord announced to the shepherds “unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord.”  We are going to see the significance of the three words the angel used to describe the person who was...

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Can Christians enjoy Christmas? Rom.14:5-6

Can Christians Enjoy Christmas Rom.14:5-6 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Can Christians enjoy Christmas?  That’s a simple question and the answer is also simple.  Sure. Some folks don’t believe that Christians ought to enjoy Christmas. Frankly, there is nothing wrong with decorating a tree, sending Christmas cards and exchanging gifts with your...

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In A Manger Luke 2:7

In A Manger Lk 2: 7 CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO The fact that there was no room for them in the inn was not an accidental overcrowding due to the huge crowds who had come back to Bethlehem for the taxation.  The fact that Jesus was laid in a manger when...

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His Only Begotten Son John 3:16

Jn 3 16 His Only Begotten Son CLICK TITLE FOR AUDIO Jn 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”  When people read a King James Bible they will say things like,...

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