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The Christmas story Christmas is about the birth of Jesus Christ. Compiled from the Gospels, here is the story. The Birth of Jesus Foretold Luke 1:26-35 In the sixth month, God sent the angel Ga- briel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.” Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. You will be with child and give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus. “He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever; his kingdom will never end.” “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?” The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God. Even Elizabeth your relative is going to have a child in her old age, and she who was said to be barren is in her sixth month. For nothing is impossible with God.” “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May it be to me as you have said.” Then the angel left her. The Birth of Jesus Christ Matthew 1:18-25 This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came Medicare Questions? If you are turning 65, becoming eligible for Medicare... 763-241-7900 4 The Birth of Jesus Luke 2:1-7 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Ro- man world. (This was the fi rst census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to his own town to register. So Joseph also went up from the town of Naz- areth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her fi rstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. Part D Questions? North Central Insurance is here for you. Ben Bauman, Licensed Agent Senior about: His mother Mary was pledged to be mar- ried to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit. Because Joseph her husband was a righteous man and did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly. But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is con- ceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” All this took place to fulfi ll what the Lord had said through the prophet: “The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” – which means, “God with us.” When Joseph woke up, he did what the an- gel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife. But he had no union with her until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus. Connections December 2018 or if you have questions on your current coverage give us a call! NorthCentralInsurance.com The Shepherds and the An- gels Luke 2:8-20 And there were shepherds living out in the fi elds near- by, keeping watch over their fl ocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrifi ed. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that Senior Connections HJ.COM