DISCOVERING GOD’S WAY - PRIMARY YEAR 2, BOOK 1

BIRTH & EARLY
LIFE OF JESUS
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BIRTH & EARLY
LIFE OF JESUS
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Contents
Lessor 1 · T|e 8|rl| ol Jo|r l|e 8apl|sl.....................................................1
Lessor 2 · T|e 8|rl| ol Jesus.....................................................................9
Lessor 3 · Jesus l|e 8aov, \|s|l ol l|e w|se Ver....................................15
Lessor 1 · Jesus l|e C|||d........................................................................23
Lessor 5 · T|e V|r|slrv ol Jo|r l|e 8apl|sl..............................................29
Lessor ê · 3alar Tesls Jesus...................................................................35
Lessor Z · Jo|r 8ears w|lress l|al Jesus |s l|e Laro ol 0od................11
Lessor 8 · Jesus' V|r|slrv: 1sl V|rac|e ard 1sl Passover.........................1Z
Lessor 9 · Jesus Teac|es N|coderus.....................................................53
Lessor 10 · Jesus Teac|es l|e 3arar|lar worar..................................59
Lessor 11 · Jesus lea|s l|e Noo|erar's 3or.........................................ê5
Lessor 12 · Jesus P|c|s 12 Aposl|es........................................................Z3
Lessor 13 · Jesus lea|s a Var W|l| Leprosv ard a Para|vzed Var.......81
Lesson 1: The Birth of John the Baptist | 1
But the angel said to him, “Zachariah,
don’t be afraid. Your prayer has been
heard by God. Your wife Elizabeth will
give birth to a son. You will name him
John.”
The Birth of
John the Baptist
Lesson 1
Barren Not able to bear children
Nazarite A person dedicated to God who does not do certain practices
Priest One who speaks to God or relates to God on behalf of another
Prophecy A message from God
Prophet A messenger from God
Vow Promise
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2 | Birth & Early Life of Jesus
The New Testament begins with the books
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. All four books
tell about the same events which are the
birth, life, ministry, and death and resurrection
of Jesus. Each book tells these events in a
different way and does not include all the
same facts. So as we study about the life of Jesus, we
can put together all the events mentioned in each
book and get a bigger picture of what really happens.
We want to have all the pieces that we can to get the
complete picture like you would a puzzle.
We will begin this quarter studying about “Jesus Our Savior” or “Immanuel,”
which means “God with Us.” It will be a study about the life of Jesus Christ.
These lessons will help you SEE and FEEL how much our Savior loves each
and every one of us and how He wants us ALL to go to heaven.
One of the reasons the Bible has been given to us is
to study and learn more about our Savior Jesus. We
ALWAYS should turn to the Bible first to find out what
God commands and for how we should live our lives
and treat others.
The last book of the Old Testament contains a prophecy that says God
would send another ELIJAH to Israel. Remember, Elijah was a well loved
prophet that took a stand for God against false religious leaders and kings
(1 Kings 17:1; 18; 21:17-29). Now after about 400 years without a prophet
speaking to Israel, a man appeared on the scene who claimed to be a
PROPHET of God. Do you know WHO this man is? His name is ________
________. We will learn about his birth and what he did to help tell man
about the coming of our Lord.
Bible = 2 Parts
O.T. & N.T.
O.T. = 39 Books
N.T. = 27 Books
Total Books = 66
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Matthew, Mark, Luke
and John also are called
the “Four Gospels.”
Lesson 1: The Birth of John the Baptist | 3
Write in the circle above WHY Zacharias and Elizabeth were both
righteous before God. (Hint: Luke 1:6)
Let’s look at Luke 1 to learn about the story of John’s
birth. During the days of Herod, the King of Judea,
there was a certain priest named Zacharias, of the
division Abijah. His wife was one of Aaron’s daughters
and her name was Elizabeth.
Zacharias and Elizabeth had
no children because Elizabeth
was barren and both were very
old. They lived in Jerusalem
because Zacharias had duties in
the temple which was located
there. One day as Zacharias was
serving as a priest before God, it
was his turn, as was the custom,
to burn incense when he went
into the temple of the Lord.
4 | Birth & Early Life of Jesus
Father: Zacharias
Mother: Elizabeth
6 Months before Jesus
Birth Announcement
When Zacharias was in the temple, an angel
of the Lord appeared to him and said, “Your
prayer is heard and your wife Elizabeth
will bear a son, and you shall call his name
JOHN.” (Luke 1:13)
Read at Luke 1 and see if you can answer the following questions.
1. WHO was John’s Father? (Hint: vs. 5)
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2. WHO was John’s Mother? (Hint: vs. 5)
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3. WHAT was John’s father’s job? (Hint: vs. 5)
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4. WHO appeared to Zacharias in the temple?
(Hint: vs. 11 and 19)
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Name FOUR things
that the angel said
this child would do
when he was older:
1. ______________________________________
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2. ______________________________________
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3. ______________________________________
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4. ______________________________________
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(Hint: Luke 1: 15-17)
Lesson 1: The Birth of John the Baptist | 5
Do you think Zacharias believed that his wife was REALLY going to be able
to have a baby at her age? Gabriel gave what sign to Zacharias to prove
his prophecy was true?
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(Hint: Luke 1:20)
Zacharias couldn’t believe his ears. He said to the angel, “How shall I know
this? For I am an old man, and my wife is well advanced in years.”
Zacharias was NOT ALLOWED to speak until
his baby was eight days old. He was asked
what they were going to call their new baby
and, after he wrote on a writing tablet, “His
name is John,” his tongue was loosed and
he spoke, praising God!
The Bible does not tell us details about
John as a child. It does say that he grew
up to be strong in spirit. John was born
six months before Jesus. God planned a
special relationship for John and Jesus. As
John became an adult, he began preaching
everywhere, preparing the people for the
coming of the Messiah and His kingdom.
6 | Birth & Early Life of Jesus
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Can you name another
Bible character who
was a Nazarite?
“Change your hearts and lives because
the kingdom of heaven is near.”
Matthew 3:2
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John was under at least one
of the restrictions of the
Nazarite vow, but he was
never called a Nazarite.
John’s Message
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Lesson 1: The Birth of John the Baptist | 7
Zacharias
John
Elizabeth
Gabriel
Priest
Elijah
Jesus
Matthew, Mark,
Luke & John
The Four Gospels
Prophet in the
Old Testament
John’s Mother
God’s Son
John’s Father
The Angel who told
Zacharias that he
would have a child
I prepared the way
for the Lord
One who speaks to
God
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