Scriptures on birth of Christ

Scriptures on birth of Christ:

Mary and Joseph traveled from Nazareth to Bethlehem. And because there was no room in the inn, he was born in a manger.

Matthew 1:18-23-

18 This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about:
His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they
came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit.
19 Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet he did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly. 20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream
and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as
your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.
21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” 22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23 “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”(which means “God with us”)

There was many criticism as people tried to analys how Jesus was born as Mary and Joseph were not yet married. And Mary was found pregnant. This is no secret as it says here, Jesus was conceived in Mary by the Holy Spirit.

And it was so difficult at that time to convince people as to what really took place. Jesus came to save people from sin. This was prophesied well in advance.

Luke 2:11-14

1 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. 12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” 13 Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,14 “Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

Here is the confirmation, that Jesus was born in the town of David, and that he is truly the messiah that the world has been waiting for centuries. And with the appearing of angels, and praising God, it confirms the fact that he is and was the messiah.

Matthew 2:1-12

” After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem 2 and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” 3 When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. 4 When
he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of
the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born.
5 “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “ for this is what the prophet has written: 6 “‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;
for out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.” 7 Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. 8 He
sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search carefully for the
child. As soon as you find him, report to me, so that I too may go and
worship him.”
9 After
they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had
seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place
where the child was.
10 When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. 11 On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. 12 And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.”

Jesus was born in Bethlehem as the “king of Jews” and he was to shepherd the people of Israel. King Herod asked the Magi to look for Jesus and to report him. And he had ulterior motives.

And when Magi saw Jesus, they bowed down and worshiped him.And presented him with many gifts. Magi, warned in a dream decided not to go back to King Herod, and returned to their country in a different route.

Luke 2:21-

“21 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.”

When time came to circumcise the baby child, it was decided to name him Jesus. The same name that the angel had given him.

Conclusion:

The name of Jesus is the greatest and above all other names. It is because he came to save us from sin, that entered the world through one man, Adam and ended by the death of Jesus, who had to shed his blood on the cross.

In that agonizing death, he freed all mankind from sin and paved the way for an everlasting life for all. So, Today on the Christmas day, that I am writing this article, I urge all of you to lead and exemplary life as Jesus did, been full of love, joy and peace. Amen

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