Tag Archives: Christmas

“When they had seen Him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child.” Luke 2:17 After the shepherds experienced that very first Christmas – the real baby in the manger, the Son of God in the flesh – after they saw Him and worshiped Him, the next thing they did was […]

“When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, ‘Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.’ So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger.” Luke 2:15-16 Have you […]

“An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.” Luke 2:9 As you read Luke 2:9, try to imagine the scene as it unfolded. Picture the shepherds out in the fields on a nice, quiet, dark night. No one is around. Suddenly, there is […]

“And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night.” Luke 2:8 For the first 300 years of Christianity Christmas was not celebrated. In an old inscription found in a list of Roman Bishops these words appear for AD 336: “25 Dec.: Natus Christus in Betleem Judeae.” Translated, it […]

“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.” Matthew 2:11 Matthew 2:11 is the first time in Scripture we are told that Jesus was worshiped. Notice that Matthew made […]

“When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy.” Matthew 2:10 The Word of God tells us that the wise men were filled with joy when they finally reached their destination. The journey had been long and difficult. Led only by a star and their faith in the prophecies of God, they had determined […]

“After listening to the King, they went on their way. And behold, the star that they had seen when it rose went before them until it came to rest over the place where the child was.” Matthew 2:9 When the wise men first saw the star that led them to Jesus, they simply saw it rising. […]

“Where is the One who has been born King of the Jews? We saw the star when it rose and have come to worship Him.” Matthew 2:2 In most nativity scenes, you will find the presence of three wise men offering gifts to baby Jesus. Although they were never at the actual manger (their visit was […]

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen His glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.” John 1:14 Everyone loves a holiday. Right now, we are in that most wonderful time of the year when we enjoy the most celebrated holiday of them […]