Tuesday, December 13, 2011

The Christmas "Story"

In all your reading this season, please remember to include the account of the birth of Jesus given to us in the Scripture. Remember that the first schools in our country were fashioned to teach the children how to read God's Word.  Thereby, they were bringing up good and righteous people to be the next leaders of the New World.

There is an abundant of wonderful Christmas literature to read this time of year. Let us not neglect the greatest Words of them all.

An Angel Promises the Birth of Jesus to Mary  -  Luke 1:26-38
Mary Visits Expectant Elizabeth & the birth of John the Baptist  -  Luke 1:39-80
An Angel Appears to Joseph -  Matthew 1:1-24
Jesus is Born in Bethlehem  -  Luke 2:1-7
The Shepherd's Angelic Encounter and Their Visit to Jesus  -  Luke 2: 8-20
Mary and Joseph Bring Jesus at the Temple (Simeon and Anna)  -  Luke 2:21-39
The Wise Men Arrive to Worship  -  Matthew 2:1-12
The Escape to Egypt  -  Matthew 2:13-18
The Return to Nazareth  -  Matthew 19-23
Prophecy of the birth of a Messiah  -  Isaiah 7:14
Prophecy of the character of the Messiah  -  Isaiah 9:6-7
Prophecy that Messiah will be out of Bethlehem  -  Micah 5:2
The Timing of Christ's Birth  -  Galatians 4:4-5


Some of these passages are moderate in length and are something that can be read each day with your children. By the end of December they may even have a portion memorized.  What great and important things to commit to memory!

May you have a very Merry Christmas.

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