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    The Christmas Story 11: The Flight to Egypt

    See Matthew 2:13-15 Immediately after the magi departed, the angel appeared to Joseph the second time and told him to leave that very night for Egypt because Herod was going to try to kill Jesus.  Joseph instantly obeyed. Picture the scene? Mary, the toddler Jesus, …

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    The Christmas Story 10: Magi Visit Toddler Jesus

    What do we know about the Magi’s visit to worship the Jesus? Tradition tells us there were three Magi, probably because of the three gifts, but we really don’t know how many there were. We don’t know their race, their religion, or their origin. Various …

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    The Christmas Story 9: Mary Entertains the Magi

    Matthew 2:1-12 More strange happenings, Mary entertains visitors, very rich visitors. The Magi know a very important king had been born and they came to worship Him. “The ancient world correlated the birth of important men or events with astrological occurrences. God revealed to them …

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    The Christmas Story 8: Shepherd’s Visit

    Luke 2:8-20 The angels were bursting with joy at the birth of Jesus.  They wanted the world to know Jesus had come.  But who would listen?  Who would hear?  The religious leaders were not interested. The people, in general were consumed with the burden of their …

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    The Christmas Story 7: What is the Meaning of Inn

    What about the word inn? How would this apply if Joseph and Mary were taken into a private home at the birth of Jesus as was mentioned? To Western ears. the statement, “no room in the inn,” brings to mind an inn (like a hotel) with …

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    The Christmas Story 6: What’s the Meaning of Manger?

    What does the statement, she “laid him in a manger mean?” To our way of thinking, the word manger invokes the image of stable or barn.  But, in first century Palestine, this was not the case. Only the rich had separate stables or barns.  The homes …

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    The Christmas Story 5: Was Jesus Born the First Night in Bethlehem?

    Details of the Christmas Story are quite familiar to us. However, some of those familiar details are not found in scripture like Mary riding on a donkey from Nazareth to Bethlehem. These details come to us from a fanciful novel written in about AD 200.  …

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    The Christmas Story 4: Mary didn’t Ride a Donkey

    Luke 2:1-7 Joseph and Mary journeyed from their home in Nazareth to Bethlehem in Judea. Caesar Augustus, Emperor of the Roman Empire from 27 BC to AD 14, required the citizens of his vast empire to register at their place of origin, not their current …

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    The Christmas Story 2: Visiting Elizabeth

    Luke 1:38 The encounter with the angel ended abruptly with Mary having the last word.  What happened after the angel was gone? Picture her climbing the hill behind Nazareth to her favorite look-out spot. Her shoulders shook with quiet sobs; her mind whirled with doubts …

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    The Christmas Story 3: Joseph Visited by an Angel

    Read Matthew 1:18-25 When Joseph learned about the pregnancy, he was very troubled.  Imagine his disappointment and distress.  When someone we love and trust betrays us, there is great pain.  After all, she had just returned from a trip.  She was gone from the village and her …

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