The narratives of Jesus’ birth found in Matthew and Luke are not contradictory but complementary. The angel Gabriel appeared to Mary and said, "Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. Both of these narratives are more the than a mere story, and certainly not a fairy tale. In two previous posts I’ve detailed what happens in Luke’s version of Jesus’ birth and then in Matthew’s. (Luke 1:11-14 NKJV) Then an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing on the right side of the altar of incense. Joseph and Mary traveled from Nazareth to Bethlehem to register for the census. . Harmony of the Gospels -5-4 BC- Bethlehem (7) Birth of Jesus Christ (Isaiah 7:14) Matthew 1:24-25, Luke 2:1-7 Jesus was born at the time that God had set before the world was created. Both accounts start with a date/time stamp. The Gospels of both Matthew and Luke detail the birth of Jesus. While they were in Bethlehem, Jesus was born. In the Bible story of Jesus being born in Bethlehem, His birth on earth represents His birth in our hearts. Luke 2 New International Version (NIV) The Birth of Jesus. The same can be said of our own lives. The Shepherds and the birth of Jesus. As you say, Matthew and Luke differ in significant ways in their versions of the birth of Jesus. The Holy Bible: King James Version. Matthew traces Jesus' roots back to Abraham to emphasize his role as the Jewish Messiah. Luke 2:1-20 When John the Baptist saw Jesus coming to him while he was baptising, he exclaimed, “Behold the Lamb of God, … The shepherds went and worshiped Jesus. Many things had to come together in anticipation of this great event. (21-24) Simeon prophesies concerning Jesus. He announces to her that she has found favor with God and will give birth to Jesus, the Son of God.
Please try again later. Cancel Unsubscribe. I will assume those two previous posts in the comments that I want to make in this one. Loading... Unsubscribe from Come Follow Me? […] 1.18-25: 1 : And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. 3 And everyone went to their own town to register. Loading... Unsubscribe from Come Follow Me? God leaves no detail unnoticed. The problem people have with reading these two accounts, usually, is the problem they have reading the Gospels (and the Bible as a whole) generally. Through Jesus' birth, prophecies are fulfilled by the arrangement of events. 5 in order to be registered together with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child.. 6 Now it happened that, while they were there, the time came for her to have her child,. Recommended Resource: The Case for Christmas by Lee Strobel More insights from your Bible study - Get Started with Logos Bible Software for Free! The Announcement of Jesus’ Birth (Luke 1:26-38) Sunday school April 17, 2016 I want to call your attention this morning to READ Luke 1:26-38. In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be enrolled. Luke says they lived in Nazareth, went to Bethlehem for a census (although there is no Roman record of a census taken at that time) and were forced to stay in a manger. 2 In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. The gospels are theological reflections on the meaning of Jesus as the long awaited Messiah who is revealed to be the universal saviour of all people. It’s the problem of assuming … 7 and she gave birth to a son, her first-born. Subscribe Subscribed Unsubscribe 1. His birth in us is the creation of unselfish love in our hearts. Indeed, the section ends with almost a note of human tragedy. Luke 2. Luke 2:1-20New International Version (NIV) The Birth of Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High." The birth of Christ. When I read this text, the rst thing that strikes me is the similarity between this text and the one we just studied, the announcement of John the Baptist’s birth. (8-20) Christ presented in the temple.
In fact, the accounts are so different that the only things Matthew and Luke agree on are that Mary and Joseph lived in Nazareth and that Jesus was born in Bethlehem. 4 So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehemthe town of David, … Luke makes his introduction as the careful author of this Gospel. (12) And when Zacharias saw him, he was troubled, and fear fell upon him. Matthew doesn't mention a manger. Luke 2:1-7 : The Birth of Jesus (Gospel of Luke) Study the Inner Meaning.
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And all went to be enrolled, each to his own city. 2 (This was the first census that took place while  Quirinius was governor of Syria.) The angel of the Lord told shepherds of Jesus’ birth. Matthew and Luke use the virgin birth (or more accurately the divine conception that precedes it) to mark the moment when Jesus becomes the Son of God, a notable development over Mark, for whom the Sonship dates from Jesus's baptism, and the earlier Christianity of Paul and the pre-Pauline Christians for whom Jesus becomes the Son only at the resurrection or even the Second Coming.