The Gospel of John tells us that the "word" is not only the spoken word (the message from God and Jesus' teachings) but also the "Word," Jesus, the actual person of God himself in Christ, He is the living expression of God's presence with his people. Read John 1:1-18 JUST...
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When John grew up, he travelled from place to place telling people that the Messiah was coming and that they shoud change their ways. He did this to prepare them for the Messiah.The he baptised them in the river to show that their hearts were clean. One day Jesus came to b...
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Several months after Jesus was born, Magi (traditionally called wise men) came from the east to Jerusalem asking about a new king. First, they asked King Herod, who was a friend of the Roman rulers, where to find the one they were looking for. Then they traveled another fi...
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Forty days after his birth,Mary and Joseph took Jesus to the temple in Jerusalem. They were obeying religious laws that Moses had given the Israelities long before. They went to dedicate their firstborn son to God and to offer sacrifices. Read Luke 2:21-40 Jesus presente...
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Read Luke 2:8-20 JUST THE FACTS 1. Who appeared to the shepherds out in the fields? (v.9) 2. What did he say? (vv. 10-11) 3. What happended after this angel made his announcement? (v. 13) LET'S TALK 1. Why were the shepherds terrified to see the angel and "the glory of the...
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Read Luke 2:1-7 JUST THE FACTS 1. Why did Mary and Joseph go to Bethlehem? (vv. 1-3) 2. What was another name for the town of Bethlehem? (v. 4) 3. Why did Mary put the baby in the manger? (v. 7) LET'S TALK 1. Can you think of some of the prophecies that were fulfilled when...
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Read Luke 1:57-80 JUST THE FACTS 1. What name did the people want Elizabeth to give her son? Why? (v.59) 2. How was the baby's name finally chosen? (v.63) 3. What happened to Zechariah when he wrote down the baby's name? (v.64) LET'S TALK 1. Names were very important duri...
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Read Matthew 1:18-25 JUST THE FACTS 1. Who talked to Joseph in a dream? What did the messenger call Joseph? (v.20) 2. What did the messenger tell Joseph would happen? (v.21) 3. What was Joseph told to name the baby? (v.21) LET'S TALK 1, How do you think Joseph felt after h...
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Read Luke 1:26-56 JUST THE FACTS 1. What was the name of the angel who visited Mary? (v.26) 2. What was the name Mary was to give her child? (v.31) 3. What was Mary's final answer to the angel? (v.38) LET'S TALK 1.Why did Mary believe this very unusual announcement? Why di...
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Read Luke 1:5-25 JUST THE FACTS 1. Who was Zechariah? What was his wife's name? (v.5) 2. Who visited Zechariah in the temple? What was the message? (vv. 11-17) 3. What happened to Zechariah? Why? (v.20) LET'S TALK 1. Was Zechariah's inability to speak a punishment or a...
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