1. Events before His birth.
C. Virgin will be with child - Isaiah 7:14
E. Trip to Bethlehem - Luke 2:1-7
2. Events after His birth.
A. Angels appear to shepherds - Luke 2:10-11
B. Shepherds visit Jesus - Luke 2:15-20
I. Why was Jesus born?
A. He was born to declare God - John 1:1-18
1. The Nature of God - John 14:5-7
B. He was born to save the world.
1. Angel telling Joseph - Matthew 1:21
C. He was born to conquer death.
1. Release us from the fear of death - Hebrews 2:14-16
D. He was born to set an example.
II. His childhood.
A. 0-12 years old, Luke 2:39-40 is all we know.
B. 12-30 years old.
2. Developing like other children - Luke 2:51-52
a. Learned to read - Luke 4:16
b. Learned to write - John 8:6
c. Learned His trade - Mark 6:3
d. Observed His world.
III. The ministry of John the Baptist.
A. John declares his mission - Matthew 3:1-3
C. John preaches repentance - Matthew 3:7-10
F. John explains his ministry - John 1:19-28
G. John introduces Jesus - John 1:29-34
IV. Jesus faces temptations.
2. Life through His name - John 20:30-31
-- Don Treadway, February 2002 --