Spirit, Holy Spirit
Also called the Spirit of God, the Spirit of Christ, and the Comforter. Joined with God and Christ, he doesGod’s work among people in the world.
son of David
Person from the family of David, second king of Israel, about 1000 years before Christ.
The name Jesus means “salvation.”
A person that spoke for God. Sometimes a prophet toldthings that would happen in the future.
“The virgin… Immanuel”
Quote from Isa.7:14.
Mary was engaged to marry Joseph. Butbefore they married, Joseph learned that shewas expecting a baby. (Mary was pregnant bythe power of the Holy Spirit.
Mary’shusband, Joseph, was a good man. He did notwant to bring shame to Mary before thepeople. So he planned to divorce her secretly.
But after Joseph thought about this, anangel of the Lord came to Joseph in a dream.The angel said, “Joseph, son of David,
don’tbe afraid to accept Mary to be your wife. Thebaby that is in her is from the Holy Spirit.
She will give birth to a son. You will namethe son Jesus.
Give him that name because hewill save his people from their sins.”
When Joseph woke up, he did the thingthat the Lord’s angel told him to do. Josephmarried Mary.
But Joseph had no sexualunion with Mary until her son was born. AndJoseph named the son Jesus.
Wise Men Come to Visit Jesus
Jesus was born in the town of Bethlehemin Judea. He was born during the timewhen Herod
was king. After Jesus was born,some wise men from the east came toJerusalem.
The wise men asked people,“Where is the child that has been born to bethe king of the Jews? We saw the star thatshows he was born. We saw the star rise in thesky in the east. We came to worship him.”
heard about this new king of the Jews. Herod was troubled about this. Andall the people in Jerusalem were worried too.
Herod called a meeting of all the leading
The “anointed one” (Messiah) or chosen one of God.
Holy Writings—the Old Testament.
frankincense and myrrh
Jewish priests and teachers of the law. Herodasked them where the Christ
would be born.
They answered, “In the town of Bethlehem inJudea. The prophet
wrote about this
‘Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,you are important amongthe rulers of Judah.Yes, a ruler will come from you,and that ruler will lead Israel,my people.’”
had a private meeting withthe wise men from the east. Herod learnedfrom the wise men the exact time they firstsaw the star.
Then Herod sent the wise mento Bethlehem. Herod said to the wise men,“Go and look carefully for the child. Whenyou
nd the child, come tell me. Then I cango worship him too.”
The wise men heard the king, and then theyleft. The wise men saw the same star they hadseen in the east. The wise men followed thestar. The star went before them until it stoppedabove the place where the child was.
Thewise men were happy to see the star. Theywere very excited.
The wise men came to thehouse where the child was. They saw him withhis mother Mary. The wise men bowed downand worshiped him. The wise men opened thegifts they brought for the child. They gave himtreasures of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
But God warned the wise men in a dream.God warned them not to go back to Herod.
Sothe wise men went home to their own country adifferent way.
Jesus’ Parents Take Him to Egypt
After the wise men left, an angel from theLord came to Joseph in a dream. The angelsaid, “Get up! Take the child with his motherand escape to Egypt. Herod
will start lookingfor the child. Herod wants to kill him. Stay inEgypt until I tell you to come back.”
So Joseph got up and left for Egypt withthe child and the mother. They left during the