A Year In The Bible - Part 2 Day: 16 - Our Lord Jesus Is Born!

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Day 16 - Our Lord Jesus Is Born!

Numbers 26-29; Luke 2

Moses learns from God that he will soon pass away. Joshua is placed in leadership of the children of Israel. Joseph and Mary go to the town of Bethlehem where Jesus is to be born. Heaven rejoices praising God.

  • 27:12 Yahweh said to Moses, "Go up into this mountain of Abarim, and see the land which I have given to the children of Israel.
  • 27:13 When you have seen it, you also shall be gathered to your people, as Aaron your brother was gathered;
  • 27:14 because you rebelled against my word in the wilderness of Zin, in the strife of the congregation, to sanctify me at the waters before their eyes." (These are the waters of Meribah of Kadesh in the wilderness of Zin.)
  • 27:18 Yahweh said to Moses, "Take Joshua the son of Nun, a man in whom is the Spirit, and lay your hand on him;
  • 27:19 and set him before Eleazar the priest, and before all the congregation; and commission him in their sight.
  • 27:20 You shall put of your honor on him, that all the congregation of the children of Israel may obey.
  • 2:4 Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David;
  • 2:5 to enroll himself with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him as wife, being pregnant.
  • 2:6 It happened, while they were there, that the day had come that she should give birth.
  • 2:7 She brought forth her firstborn son, and she wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a feeding trough, because there was no room for them in the inn.
  • 2:8 There were shepherds in the same country staying in the field, and keeping watch by night over their flock.
  • 2:9 Behold, an angel of the Lord stood by them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified.
  • 2:10 The angel said to them, "Don't be afraid, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy which will be to all the people.
  • 2:11 For there is born to you, this day, in the city of David, a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
  • 2:12 This is the sign to you: you will find a baby wrapped in strips of cloth, lying in a feeding trough."
  • 2:13 Suddenly, there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly army praising God, and saying,
  • 2:14 "Glory to God in the highest, on earth peace, good will toward men."
  • 2:15 It happened, when the angels went away from them into the sky, that the shepherds said one to another, "Let's go to Bethlehem, now, and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us."
  • 2:42 When he was twelve years old, they went up to Jerusalem according to the custom of the feast,
  • 2:43 and when they had fulfilled the days, as they were returning, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. Joseph and his mother didn't know it,
  • 2:44 but supposing him to be in the company, they went a day's journey, and they looked for him among their relatives and acquaintances.
  • 2:45 When they didn't find him, they returned to Jerusalem, looking for him.
  • 2:46 It happened after three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, both listening to them, and asking them questions.
  • 2:47 All who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers.
  • 2:48 When they saw him, they were astonished, and his mother said to him, "Son, why have you treated us this way? Behold, your father and I were anxiously looking for you."
  • 2:49 He said to them, "Why were you looking for me? Didn't you know that I must be in my Father's house?"
  • Retention/Recall
    • What did God tell Moses to do regarding the mountain of Abarim?

      Numbers 27:12-14 OK

    • Whom did God choose to succeed Moses as the new leader of the children of Israel?

      Numbers 27:18-20 OK

    • Where did Joseph and Mary find shelter for the birth of their baby?

      Luke 2:4-7 OK

    • Besides Joseph and Mary, who were the first people on earth to hear the great news of the birth of Jesus?

      Luke 2:8-15 OK

    • When Mary and Joseph found Jesus in the temple and scolded him, how did Jesus respond?

      Luke 2:42-49 OK









What is the Sinner's Prayer for Salvation?

The sinners prayer is a common Christian term for a prayer that is said when someone wants to repent of their sin, ask God for forgiveness, and verbally state their belief in the life, death, and saving resurrection of Jesus Christ.

"For, if with your lips you acknowledge the truth of the message that JESUS IS LORD, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with their hearts people believe and so attain to righteousness, while with their lips they make their Profession of faith and so find salvation." Romans 10:9-10

Christ's death on the cross paid in full the debt of our sin. Action must be taken to take hold of the gift.

Dear God, I know that I am a sinner and there is nothing that I can do to save myself. I confess my complete helplessness to forgive my own sin or to work my way to heaven through any good works. At this moment I trust Christ alone and receive by faith all Grace purchased by Jesus as the One who bore my sin when He died on the cross. I believe that He did all that will ever be necessary for me to stand in your holy presence. I thank you that Christ was raised from the dead as a guarantee of my own resurrection. As best as I can, I now transfer my trust to Him and by my faith take hold of His grace and love for me. I am grateful that He has promised to receive me despite my many sins and failures. Thank you for your word that will guide me as to how I should live my remaining days. Please grant me the wisdom to discern correctly and motivation to grow my faith, obedience, understanding, appreciation, and love for you. Thank you for your Grace and mercy that I do not deserve. Thank you that my salvation is not based on my level of performance in my short life but in my receiving what your victory on the cross did pay for. Thank you that I can receive by my faith alone, your glorious gift of salvation. Thank you for hearing this prayer and for saving me. In Jesus’ Name. Amen.