The Birth and Childhood of the Lord Jesus Christ

The birth of Jesus is good news of great joy for all people – including you – for countless reasons! In part 2 of The Introduction of the King, Pastor Dan Cox reads from Matthew 1 & 2 and Luke 2.

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Study Notes

Understanding the Text

The Miraculous Birth of Jesus (Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 2:1-7)

Announcement to the Shepherds (Luke 2:8-21)

Presentation in the Temple (Luke 2:22-38)

Flight to Egypt (Matthew 2:1-18)

Return to Nazareth (Matthew 2:19-23; Luke 2:39-40)

The Boy Jesus in the Temple (Luke 2:41-52)

Why Is the Birth of Jesus Good News of Great Joy for All People?

Through faith in Jesus, we have…

    • total forgiveness of sin and deliverance forever from eternal judgment – Hell
    • perfect righteousness and the gift of eternal life – Heaven
    • the blessings of God’s daily presence and providential care
    • the promise of heavenly reward
    • the promise of the resurrection of the body unto glorious immortality
    • the promise that we will live and reign with Christ on a new Earth forever

Applying the Text

  • Is your faith in Jesus?
  • Is your goal in life above all else to know Christ?
  • Do you live each day in the great joy of biblical hope?