If you knew the gift of God … But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. Continue reading
Jesus Presented in the Temple
On the eighth day, when it was time to circumcise the child, he was named Jesus, the name the angel had given him before he was conceived. Continue reading
Barb and I hope you and yours have a Christ-centered, warm-memory-creating, family filled Christmas and a Blessed New Year.
The Birth of Jesus
In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to their own town to register. Continue reading
Mary Visits Elizabeth
At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. Continue reading
Joseph Accepts Jesus as His Son
This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about: Continue reading
The Birth of Jesus Foretold
In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. Continue reading
The angel said to … Zechariah … “Many of the people of Israel will he bring back to the Lord their God. And he will go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the parents to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous—to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.” Continue reading
The Birth of John the Baptist Foretold
In the time of Herod king of Judea there was a priest named Zechariah, who belonged to the priestly division of Abijah; his wife Elizabeth was also a descendant of Aaron. Both of them were righteous in the sight of God, observing all the Lord’s commands and decrees blamelessly. But they were childless because Elizabeth was not able to conceive, and they were both very old. Continue reading
CHORUS: Worthy is the Lamb that was slain … and has redeemed us to God by thy blood … to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.