2515 Jesus Christ, birth of

2515 Jesus Christ, birth of

Jesus Christ was born to a poor unmarried Jewish couple in the village of Bethlehem. As Son of God, he was conceived by the Holy Spirit in the womb of his mother Mary.

Jesus Christ’s birth is prophesied in the OT

The prophecy of a coming ruler Isa 9:6-7

The prophecy of a virgin’s son Isa 7:14

The prophecy concerning his birthplace Mic 5:2 “Bethlehem Ephrathah” is the village where David grew up (“the town of David”).

Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin

Mt 1:18,23 See also Mt 1:20; Lk 1:34-35

Jesus Christ’s incarnation

Jn 1:14; Gal 4:4 See also Ro 8:3; 2Co 8:9; Php 2:7-8; 1Ti 3:16; 1Jn 4:2

The circumstances of Jesus Christ’s birth

An angel informs Mary that she is to be the mother of the Messiah Lk 1:26-38

Mary responds in praise See also Lk 1:46-55

An angel explains to Joseph why Mary’s baby is so special Mt 1:18-25

The birth of Jesus Christ takes place Lk 2:1-7

Angels announce Jesus Christ’s birth to some shepherds See also Lk 2:8-20

The Magi search for Jesus Christ’s birthplace and Herod tries to kill him Mt 2:1-18 These events could have taken place at any time in Jesus Christ’s first two years.

See also

2033Christ, humanity
2036Christ, humility
2215Christ, Son of David
2218Christ, Son of God
2230Messiah, coming of
2312Christ as king
2366Christ, prophecies concerning
2421gospel, historical foundation
2540Christ, genealogy
2595incarnation
4110angels
5099Mary, mother of Christ

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