Jesus’ Story: II.A.5. The Birth of Jesus Foretold

I. Introductory Texts
II. Birth & Childhood

A. Birth

4. The Birth of John the Baptist Foretold
5. The Birth of Jesus Foretold
6. Mary visits Elizabeth
7. Mary’s Song of Praise
8. The Birth of John the Baptist
9. Zechariah’s Prophecy
10. The Birth of Jesus
11. Shepherd’s visit Jesus
12. Jesus is Circumcised
13. Jesus is Presented in the Temple
14. The Prophecy of Simeon
15. The Prophecy of Anna
16. The Visit of the Wise Men
17. The Escape to Egypt
18. The Return to Nazareth

B. Childhood

III. Baptism & pre-Ministry
IV. The 1st visit to Jerusalem (Passover 1)
V. The 2nd visit to Jerusalem (Passover 2?)
VI. The Last visit to Jerusalem (Passion, Resurrection, & Ascension)
VII. Closing Texts
VIII. Post Gospel Accounts

Luke 1:26-38

26 In the sixth month of Elizabeth’s pregnancy, God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a village in Galilee, 27 to a virgin named Mary. She was engaged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of King David.

28 Gabriel appeared to her and said, “Greetings, favored woman! The Lord is with you.” 29 Confused and disturbed, Mary tried to think what the angel could mean. 30 “Don’t be afraid, Mary,” the angel told her, “for you have found favor with God! 31 You will conceive and give birth to a Son, and you will name Him Jesus. 32 He will be very great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give Him the throne of His ancestor David. 33 And He will reign over Israel forever; His Kingdom will never end!” 34 Mary asked the angel, “But how can this happen? I am a virgin.” 35 The angel replied, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the Baby to be born will be holy, and He will be called the Son of God. 36 What’s more, your relative Elizabeth has become pregnant in her old age! People used to say she was barren, but she has conceived a son and is now in her sixth month. 37 For the word of God will never fail.” 38 Mary responded, “I am the Lord’s servant. May everything you have said about me come true.” And then the angel left her.

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