quarta-feira, 7 de dezembro de 2016

THE BIRTH OF JESUS CHRIST - (Luke 2:1-21; Matthew 2:1-12) with Christmas Hymns


1.1 Journey of Mary and Joseph 
from Nazareth to Bethlehem

Mary and Joseph on journey to Bethlehem

1.1.1 Map of Journey of Mary and Joseph 
from Nazareth to Bethlehem

Map of the journey of Mary and Joseph from Nazareth to Bethlehem is about 90 miles as the crow flies but walking it is more like 90 miles through winding muntain trails and probably took about a week

Luke Chapter 2

“Luke 2
1 And it came to pass in those days, 
that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus 
that all the world should be taxed.
2 (And this taxing was first made 
when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.)
3 And all went to be taxed, 
every one into his own city.
4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, 
out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, 
unto the city of David, which is called Bethlehem; 
(because he was of the house and lineage of David:)
5 To be taxed with Mary his espoused wife, 
being great with child.”

1.2 Jesus Christ was born

“Luke 2
6 And so it was, that, while they were there, 
the days were accomplished that she should be delivered.
7 And she brought forth her firstborn son, 
and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, 
and laid him in a manger; 
because there was no room for them in the inn.”


1.2.1 Angels and Shepherds

Luke 2
8 And there were in the same country shepherds 
abiding in the field, 
keeping watch over their flock by night.
9 And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, 
and the glory of the Lord shone round about them: 
and they were sore afraid.
10 And the angel said unto them, 
Fear not: for, behold, 
I bring you good tidings of great joy, 
which shall be to all people.
11 For unto you is born this day 
in the city of David a Saviour, 
which is Christ the Lord.
12 And this shall be a sign unto you; 
Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, 
lying in a manger.”


“Luke 2
13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude 
of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
14 Glory to God in the highest, 
and on earth peace, 
good will toward men.”

1.2.2 Shepherds visit baby Jesus

“Luke 2
15 And it came to pass, as the angels were gone away 
from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, 
Let us now go even unto Bethlehem, 
and see this thing which is come to pass, 
which the Lord hath made known unto us.
16 And they came with haste, 
and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.
17 And when they had seen it, they made known 
abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.
18 And all they that heard it wondered at those things 
which were told them by the shepherds.
19 But Mary kept all these things, 
and pondered them in her heart.
20 And the shepherds returned, 
glorifying and praising God for all the things 
that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.”

Matthew Chapter 2

1.2.3 The Visit of the Magi (Mateus 2:1-12) Baby Jesus meeting the Wise Men of the West

Baby Jesus meeting the Wise Men, christian, bible stories, christ, jesus, magi, wise men, christmas

“Matthew 2
1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea 
in the days of Herod the king, behold, 
there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,
2 Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? 
for we have seen his star in the east, 
and are come to worship him.
3 When Herod the king had heard these things, 
he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
4 And when he had gathered all the chief priests 
and scribes of the people together, 
he demanded of them where Christ should be born.
5 And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: 
for thus it is written by the prophet,
6 And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda
art not the least among the princes of Juda: 
for out of thee shall come a Governor, 
that shall rule my people Israel.
7 Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, enquired of them diligently what time the star appeared.
8 And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, 
Go and search diligently for the young child; 
and when ye have found him, bring me word again, 
that I may come and worship him also.
9 When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, 
the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, 
till it came and stood over where the young child was.
10 When they saw the star, 
they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
11 And when they were come into the house, 
hey saw the young child with Mary his mother, 
and fell down, and worshipped him: 
and when they had opened their treasures, 
they presented unto him gifts; gold, 
and frankincense and myrrh.
12 And being warned of God in a dream 
that they should not return to Herod, 
they departed into their own country another way.”

Source of Bible Verses  

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PSALMS - Here are Some Bible Verses: Psalm 10:3-4; 12,16-18 - (SALMOS - Aqui estão Alguns Versículos Bíblicos: Salmo 10:3-4; 12,16-18)