Try Jesus - Series 1

Lesson 1 - The Story of His Birth

    Information about Jesus' family and birth

    Activity: This is your opportunity use your Bible. The text has been
    noted for you. We advise that you take some time to record/write/
    type your answers for future reference.

    Reflect and note for yourself the answers to the following

    1. Find Matthew 1:18 in your Bible and read from there down
    to verse 23 in chapter 2.

    Note: Marriages in those days were arranged and contracts agreed by
    the parents. Then there was a waiting period during which the couple
    would remain single. They would not live together until after the formal
    marriage, but they were stilled called husband and wife. The waiting
    period was to demonstrate the pledge and purity of the bride.

    2. Read Matthew 1:18-25 again.

    • How do you think you would feel if you had been Mary or Joseph?

    3.  Find and read Luke 2:1-20.

    • What happened that caused Joseph and Mary to travel from
      Nazareth to Bethlehem?  (Luke 2:1-3)
    • What did the angel say to the shepherds about the baby?
      (Luke 2:10-12)
    • Why do you think Mary kept thinking about what this all meant?
      (Luke 2:18-19)