Zacharias and Elisabeth: The Forerunner to Christ

Last week, we took a look at the song of Zacharias and how he foretold that his son would point the way to redemption and the plan of salvation. In closing this series on the Eyewitness to Christmas, the story of Zacharias and Elisabeth, let’s take a look at the child they had.  The last verse in Luke 1 gives […]

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Zacharias and Elisabeth: Zacharias Praises God

Last week, we witnessed the birth of John the Baptist.  Everyone that was present was filled with fear and wonder at the work of God, even when they did not understand what He was doing. Zacharias and Elisabeth have named their child John.  With this announcement, Zacharias was finally able to speak.  Upon being able to speak, the first thing […]

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Joseph

For Christmas, I thought I would share a poem about Joseph, Jesus earthly father, that I wrote several years ago.   Joseph There is so little that we know about you Just that you were a simple carpenter Taking a young wife To make a life of you own   Then she surprised you with the news of a babe […]

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Merry Christmas!!!

 

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Joseph: A Poem

I thought I would share a poem I wrote several years ago about Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus.   Merry Christmas!!!   Joseph   There is so little that we know about you Just that you were a simple carpenter Taking a young wife To make a life of you own   Then she surprised you with the news of […]

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Zacharias and Elisabeth: The Lord Was Good

Last week, Mary arrived to visit with Elisabeth and Zacharias.  When Mary arrived, Elisabeth was filled with the holy spirit.  The child within her began to leap for joy when Mary arrived. We know that Mary stayed for several months.  It is possible {although we are not told} that she may have been present at the birth of John the […]

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Zacharias and Elisabeth: Filled with the Holy Spirit

Last week, we took a look at Elisabeth’s reaction when Zacharias arrived home with the news of his visit from Gabriel. Elisabeth was filled with wonder at all that was happening and could feel her shame removed. The scripture then moves to Gabriel’s visit to Mary, before bringing the two stories together.  Upon hearing the news of Elisabeth, Mary has […]

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The Lord Has Taken Away My Shame

Last week, the angel Gabriel appeared to Zacharias when he entered the holy of holies.  He was struck mute due to his disbelief.  When we last saw Zacharias he was rushing home, undoubtedly to tell Elisabeth. Imagine her surprise when he returned home and was unable to speak.  He must have quickly found a tablet to write out all that […]

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Zacharias and Elisabeth: Zacharias Did Not Believe

Last week we began our series on Elisabeth and Zacharias in our Eyewitness to Christmas series.  We discovered that God was about to accomplish the impossible in their lives. Luke 1:8-23 (ASV) 8  Now it came to pass, while he executed the priest’s office before God in the order of his course, Zacharias was a priest.   He served God. 9 […]

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Zacharias and Elisabeth: They Were Good

In our series eyewitness to Christmas, we viewed the events of Christ birth from the view point of Mary, the Mother of Jesus and his earthly father, Joseph. But, there were many others that witnessed and lived these events.  This group included an older, mature couple that was related to Mary.   This couple gave birth to the forerunner of Christ […]

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Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus

Last week, we took a look at the last mention of Joseph by name or reference.  This was when Jesus was twelve at the temple. The majority of what we know about the childhood of Jesus comes from the accounts found in Matthew and Luke.  The two books together provide the large picture we have of Jesus birth and childhood. […]

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Joseph, Searches for Jesus

Last week, Joseph fled with his family to Egypt before returning to Nazareth once it was safe to return. We are not told how old Jesus is when they returned, but he is still at the ages we consider a toddler or young child. The next mention we have of Jesus or his parents, is when Jesus is twelve years […]

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Behind the Christmas Song: We Three Kings

In honor of Epiphany, which we just celebrated, I thought We Three Kings would be a great song to take a closer look at. We Three Kings describes the journey of the Wise Men to see the baby Jesus.   The names of the kings, passed down through tradition are Melchior, Caspar and Balthazar.  The kings presented the Christ Child with […]

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Joseph, takes his family to Egypt

Last week, we looked at the parents of Jesus taking him to the temple where Simeon blesses God. Matthew picks up the story of Jesus and his parents.  The Wise Men have just departed from their visit.  The Magi or Wise Men originally went to King Herod in search of “King of the Jews”. King Herod is greatly troubled and […]

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Joseph, takes Jesus to the Temple

Joseph witnessed the birth of Jesus and saw the magnificence of the angels and shepherds arriving to worship the Christ child. The next mention we have is of the parents taking the child to the temple. Luke 2:27, “and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, that they might do concerning him after the custom of the law” The […]

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Merry Christmas

Enjoy two of my favorite Contemporary Christmas songs about Jesus below.  Merry Christmas!  

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For Unto Us a Child is Born

 

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The Twelve Months of Christmas by Barbara Sybil

  This beautiful poem was written by my friend, Barbara Sybil.  She reminds us to keep the Spirit of Christmas around the year.  Thank you for sharing with us, Barbara!   The Twelve Months of Christmas by Barbara Sybil With Christmas being celebrated in December, I am reminded of Christ’s birth, and that He was born to save the world. When […]

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The Joy of Family

Today we will have the Christmas party for our residents.  The day will be full of good food, music, presents and a visit from Santa. However, the best part of the party isn’t just for our residents, but also for their family members. After all, Christmas is all about family. Sometimes it isn’t easy spending time with family, whether it […]

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Joseph, Witnesses the Birth of Jesus

Last week, we discussed the angel appearing to Joseph and he was obedient to take Mary as his wife. We now switch over to the book of Luke for the next part of the story. Luke 2 says , “And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, to the city of David, which […]

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