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The Birth of the Christ Child
Mt. Olivet Baptist Church
Rome was a great Empire ruled by Caesar Augustus. Israel King was Herod. Joseph was a carpenter and Mary, a young virgin, lived in Nazareth. Mary had a dream and told it to Joseph about being visited by an angel. The Angel told Mary that had been chosen to bear the Son of God and he was to be named, Jesus. One day the emperor, Caesar Augustus, sent notification that every persons had to register for a new tax at the towns of their birth. So, Joseph and Mary left for Bethlehem, the town of Joseph's birth. They went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David because he was of the house and lineage of David. Mary who was with child and close to the birth, rode on a donkey while Joseph walked beside her. They traveled for days until they arrived in Bethlehem Since everyone had to return, the Inns filled up fast. Joseph tried to check into one of the Inns but there were No Empty Rooms. They went to several Inns, just to hear the same answer, "No Rooms in the Inn". Mary being with child was close to birth. So Joseph had to find a place for her to rest. He found a stable. Mary gave birth to a son and they named him Jesus, just like the Angel had told her. When the child was born, a bright star appeared over Bethlehem to show where the Christ Child was. This Star could be seen for miles and miles. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. The angel of the Lord came upon them and the glory of the Lord shone round about them and the Shepherds were afraid. The angel said unto the Shepherds, "Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. This shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger." Then there were many angels praising God, and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men." The Angels left the shepherds and returned to heaven. Then the shepherds said to one another, "Let us now go even unto Bethlehem and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us." So they hurried to Bethlehem and found Mary, Joseph and the babe who was lying in a manger, a trough or open box in a stable designed to hold feed or fodder for livestock. Once the Shepherds had seen the Christ Child, they told everyone throughout the country and abroad Three (3) Kings, Wise Men, from the east also saw the bright shining Star. It was the sign that they had been awaiting so they traveled toward the star which led them to Bethlehem. They found the child in the manger. "And when they were came into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother. They fell down and worshipped him. When they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts of gold frankincense and myrrh." God warned the Wise men in a dream that they should not return to tell Herod that they had found the Christ Child so they departed into their own country different way. When the wise men were departed, the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, "Arise, take the young child and his mother and flee into Egypt. Stay there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him." When Joseph woke up, he took the young child and Mary by night, and departed into Egypt. Joseph, Mary and the Christ Child stayed in Egypt until the death of Herod. This fulfilled that which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, "Out of Egypt have I called my son." The symbolic date to celebrate the Christ Child's birthday is on December 25th which is called Christmas. Christmas" means "Mass of Christ," later shortened to "Christ-Mass or Christmas." May the Blessings of God lead and guide you throughout these Holiday seasons.
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The word Advent means "coming" or "arrival." Rome was a great Empire ruled by Caesar Augustus. Israel King was Herod. Joseph was a carpenter and Mary, a young virgin, lived in Nazareth. Mary had a dream and told it to Joseph about being visited by an angel. The Angel told Mary that had been chosen to bear the Son of God and he was to be named, Jesus. One day the emperor, Caesar Augustus, sent notification that every persons had to register for a new tax at the towns of their birth. So, Joseph and Mary left for Bethlehem, the town of Joseph's birth. They went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judaea, unto the city of David because he was of the house and lineage of David. Mary who was with child and close to the birth, rode on a donkey while Joseph walked beside her. They traveled for days until they arrived in Bethlehem Since everyone had to return, the Inns filled up fast. Joseph tried to check into one of the Inns but there were No Empty Rooms. They went to several Inns, just to hear the same answer, "No Rooms in the Inn". Mary being with child was close to birth. So Joseph had to find a place for her to rest. He found a stable. Mary gave birth to a son and they named him Jesus, just like the Angel had told her. When the child was born, a bright star appeared over Bethlehem to show where the Christ Child was. This Star could be seen for miles and miles. And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. The angel of the Lord came upon them and the glory of the Lord shone round about them and the Shepherds were afraid. The angel said unto the Shepherds, "Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, which is Christ the Lord. This shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger." Then there were many angels praising God, and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men." The Angels left the shepherds and returned to heaven. Then the shepherds said to one another, "Let us now go even unto Bethlehem and see this thing which is come to pass, which the Lord hath made known unto us." So they hurried to Bethlehem and found Mary, Joseph and the babe who was lying in a manger, a trough or open box in a stable designed to hold feed or fodder for livestock. Once the Shepherds had seen the Christ Child, they told everyone throughout the country and abroad Three (3) Kings, Wise Men, from the east also saw the bright shining Star. It was the sign that they had been awaiting so they traveled toward the star which led them to Bethlehem. They found the child in the manger. "And when they were came into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother. They fell down and worshipped him. When they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts of gold frankincense and myrrh." God warned the Wise men in a dream that they should not return to tell Herod that they had found the Christ Child so they departed into their own country different way. When the wise men were departed, the angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream, saying, "Arise, take the young child and his mother and flee into Egypt. Stay there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him." When Joseph woke up, he took the young child and Mary by night, and departed into Egypt. Joseph, Mary and the Christ Child stayed in Egypt until the death of Herod. This fulfilled that which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, "Out of Egypt have I called my son." The symbolic date to celebrate the Christ Child's birthday is on December 25th which is called Christmas. Christmas" means "Mass of Christ," later shortened to "Christ-Mass or Christmas." May the Blessings of God lead and guide you throughout these Holiday seasons.
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