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JESUS CHRISTTHE MESSIAH
Nativity of JesusDate of Birth of Jesus: Between 6 BC and 4 BCPlace of Birth of Jesus: Bethlehem (Israel)Parents of Jesus: Joseph and Marry
History of Birth of Jesus
One day about 2,000 years ago an angel named Gabriel appeared to a young Jewish woman named Mary. She told Marry she would have a SON OF GOD. Marry had faith in God and said ,I am the Lords servant; let it be as you say.
Journey to BethlehemMarry and her husband-to-be ,Joseph, lived in a town called Nazareth . But they had to travel to the city of BETHLEHEM to register for a census ordered by the Roman emperor, Caesar Augustus.Both Nazareth and Bethlehem are the country now called ISRAEL.
Journey to Bethlehem It is about 65 miles (105 km) from Nazareth to Bethlehem, and the trip probably took them several days. When Joseph and Mary got to Bethlehem, there was no place for them to stay because the inn was already full. They ended up spending the night in a stable, a place where animals were kept. There was probably fresh hay on the floor that they used for beds
That night, Jesus was born. There was no crib, so they laid baby Jesus in a manger, a feeding trough for animals. The manger probably had fresh hay in it and made a nice bed for the baby
Shepherds Visit Jesus
That night, some shepherds were in the fields near Bethlehem, keeping watch over their flocks of sheep. An angel appeared to them and gave them the good news that a Savior, the Messiah, had been born. The angel told the shepherds they could find Jesus lying in a manger. Suddenly a whole group of angels appeared saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, goodwill toward men!"
Wise Men Visit Jesus
Wise Men Visit JesusSome time later, wise men, or magi, from eastern countries saw a star in the sky that signaled the birth of a new king. They came to Judea, the region around Jerusalem and Bethlehem, to worship Jesus, the new king. A man named Herod was the king of Judea. He called the wise men to a meeting and told them to find the new king so he could go and worship him, too.
Wise Men Visit JesusThe wise men continued on to Bethlehem and followed the star until it was directly above the house where Jesus was. They found Mary and Jesus in the house and knelt down to worship Him. They brought Jesus gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh, some of the finest things in the ancient world. Frankincense was burned to make a sweet smell, and myrrh was an expensive perfume.
Jesus was born into a Jewish family and remained faithful to Judaism all His life.Jesus spent his youth and early adulthood in the city of Nazareth, in the land of Galilee.At about age 30, Jesus was baptized in the River Jordan by John the Baptist and began His public ministry. He selected 12 disciples who would carry on his ministry after Him.
JESUS JOURNEYHe traveled through the regions of Galilee, Samaria, and Judea, teaching in the synagogues and speaking to the crowds of people who followed wherever He went.He preached about the kingdom of God, repentance, and love for all people. The gospels tell how He healed the sick wherever He went and performed many other miracles.
JESUS JOURNEYJesus' public ministry lasted about three years, and He found many followers among the Jews of Palestine.However, He had enemies, too.Jesus was very critical of the hypocrisy of the religious leaders of His timeHe said they observed the letter of the Jewish law, but defiled its spirit by living lives of greed and sin
JESUS JOURNEYThese religious leaders plotted to kill Jesus, and eventually forced the Roman governor, Pilate, to order His crucifixion on Friday, the eve of Passover, in about the year 30 A.D.The Bible tells that Jesus arose from the dead on the following Sunday, and He remained on Earth another 40 days before ascending into heaven. Jesus, Himself, said He was the Son of God, the Christ, the Messiah awaited by the Jews. He said His death and resurrection were all part of God's mysterious plan of salvation.
Jesus the Savior
For those who have accepted the gift of faith, Jesus is much more than a historical figure and a good teacher. He is the Christ, the Savior, the Son of God, who came to Earth to redeem us from sin, establish His spiritual kingdom of God on Earth, and to offer the promise of eternal life. Although He is not now on Earth in bodily form, He is present with us through the power of the Holy Spirit. He is our guide and savior, the source of all our strength, who will lead us through this earthly life and into eternal life beyond. We can talk to Him in prayer. He speaks to us through the Bible and our consciences. He strengthens us with His love.
JESUS PRAYERPrayer is the opening of ones heart and soul in a conversation with GOD , and thus is an expression of faith in a relationship with GOD. Humility is the foundation of prayer, as we learn in the parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector.Jesus teaches us to pray ,All that you ask for in prayer believe that you will receive it and it shall be yours.
THE LORDS PRAYER Our Father Who Art In Heaven,Hallowed Be thy Name.Thy Kingdom Come.Thy Will Be Done On Earth As it is in Heaven.Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread,And Forgive Us Our Trespasses,As we Forgive those who Trespass against us,And lead us not Into Temptation,But deliver us from Evail.
SUBMITTED BY PRIYANKA ARORA