Reading Time: 10 minutes By: Brad Moore
Joseph, Mary and Baby Jesus

I. Introduction

The story of Christmas is more than a heartwarming narrative about a young family and their special baby; it is a pivotal event bridging the Old and New Testaments of the Bible. This unity, often overlooked, is essential to understanding the full story of Jesus Christ that spans the entire Bible.

At the heart of this connection is Galatians 4:4-5, which says:

Reading Time: 7 minutes By: Brad Moore
Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus at the Temple

I. Introduction

The story of Jesus’ birth is told with profound simplicity in the Gospel of Luke. It narrates the miraculous birth of Jesus in Bethlehem, the appearance of angels to shepherds, and the humble beginnings of a Savior destined to die so that He could save the world. This narrative, found in Luke 2:1-20, sets the stage for the extraordinary life and sacrificial death of Jesus Christ.

Within this larger narrative, the Bible often presents smaller, yet significant stories, that shine light on the miraculous birth and mission on Jesus.