New Testament in a year – Day 6

Luke 2: 39 - 3: 9

The Return to Nazareth
39 When Joseph and Mary had finished doing all that was required by the law of the Lord, they returned to their home town of Nazareth in Galilee.40The child grew and became strong; he was full of wisdom, and God's blessings were upon him.
The Boy Jesus in the Temple
41 Every year the parents of Jesus went to Jerusalem for the Passover Festival.42When Jesus was twelve years old, they went to the festival as usual.43When the festival was over, they started back home, but the boy Jesus stayed in Jerusalem. His parents did not know this;44they thought that he was with the group, so they travelled a whole day and then started looking for him among their relatives and friends.45They did not find him, so they went back to Jerusalem looking for him.46On the third day they found him in the Temple, sitting with the Jewish teachers, listening to them and asking questions.47All who heard him were amazed at his intelligent answers.48His parents were astonished when they saw him, and his mother said to him, “My son, why have you done this to us? Your father and I have been terribly worried trying to find you.”

New Testament in a year – Day 5

Luke 2: 22 - 38

Jesus is Presented in the Temple
22 The time came for Joseph and Mary to perform the ceremony of purification, as the Law of Moses commanded. So they took the child to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord,23 as it is written in the law of the Lord: “Every firstborn male is to be dedicated to the Lord.”24They also went to offer a sacrifice of a pair of doves or two young pigeons, as required by the law of the Lord.

New Testament in a year – Day 4

Luke 2: 1 - 21

(Mt 1.18–25)
The Birth of Jesus
1At that time the Emperor Augustus ordered a census to be taken throughout the Roman Empire.2When this first census took place, Quirinius was the governor of Syria.3Everyone, then, went to register himself, each to his own town.
4Joseph went from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to the town of Bethlehem in Judea, the birthplace of King David. Joseph went there because he was a descendant of David.5He went to register with Mary, who was promised in marriage to him. She was pregnant,6and while they were in Bethlehem, the time came for her to have her baby.7She gave birth to her first son, wrapped him in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger — there was no room for them to stay in the inn.

New Testament in a year – Day 3

Luke 1: 57 - 80

The Birth of John the Baptist
57The time came for Elizabeth to have her baby, and she gave birth to a son.58Her neighbours and relatives heard how wonderfully good the Lord had been to her, and they all rejoiced with her.
59 When the baby was a week old, they came to circumcise him, and they were going to name him Zechariah, after his father.60But his mother said, “No! His name is to be John.”

New Testament in a year – Day 2

Luke 1: 26 - 56

The Birth of Jesus is Announced
26In the sixth month of Elizabeth's pregnancy God sent the angel Gabriel to a town in Galilee named Nazareth.27 He had a message for a young woman promised in marriage to a man named Joseph, who was a descendant of King David. Her name was Mary.28The angel came to her and said, “Peace be with you! The Lord is with you and has greatly blessed you!”

New Testament in a Year – Day 1

Luke 1: 1 - 25

1Dear Theophilus:
Many people have done their best to write a report of the things that have taken place among us.2They wrote what we have been told by those who saw these things from the beginning and who proclaimed the message.3And so, your Excellency, because I have carefully studied all these matters from their beginning, I thought it would be good to write an orderly account for you.4I do this so that you will know the full truth about everything which you have been taught.

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