As part of her daily routine, a Samaritan woman went to the well to draw water; but a stranger was sitting on the edge of the well. How unusual…He appeared to be a Jew. She wished to avoid a conversation; but, He looked directly at her and asked a question.
Jesus said everyone that __ __ __ __ __ __ __ __ in Him may have eternal life. [John 3:15]
Isaiah, the prophet, wrote: “The voice of one crying in the wilderness; prepare the way of the Lord.” John the Baptist, wearing clothing made of camel’s hair, along the Jordan River, shouted, “Repent for the Kingdom of Heaven is near! One will come that is greater than me. One whose sandals I’m not worthy to… Read More »
The Spirit of God was upon John the Baptist and he dedicated himself to obedience to God’s will. He devoted his life to preaching repentance from sin and a changed way of living. John was careful to inform people that One would follow him that would be able to provide a Spirit that would assist… Read More »
“The voice of one calling in the wilderness,” Matthew said of John the Baptist. “Repent, for the kingdom of Heaven has come near,” John preached. Indeed, God sent His Son to restore us, that we may have eternal life with Him.
Jesus chose to obey His Heavenly Father in remaining in the temple at Jerusalem rather than accompany Joseph and Mary on their return trip to Nazareth. The scholars were amazed at His questions and understanding. Did any of them think this was the young Messiah?
Joseph and Mary were chosen by God to be responsible for the childhood of Jesus. They were enabled by Gods Spirit to provide an environment of safety and exposure to Jewish teachings. They were informed by an angel of the death of King Herod the Great and instructed to return to Israel. They were, also,… Read More »
The phrase “King of the Jews” kept ringing in Herod’s ears. He was the king and not about to let anybody or anything take that away from him. He devised a scheme whereby he would inform the travelers that he was interested in worshipping this child and that they should go to Bethlehem and then… Read More »
A commotion was going on in the city of Jerusalem. A caravan arrived and they were asking, “Where is the child that was born King of the Jews?” News of this quickly reached the ears of King Herod the Great. He wanted to know more, so he called a meeting of the Chief Priest, Pharisees,… Read More »
Following the birth of Jesus, God sent an angel to share the good news. Rather than sending the angel to the High Priest or the Pharisees or the Sadducees, He chose the shepherds. At this time in Jewish history, the occupation of shepherd was considered low in the social status. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BTGYTmUTQIk