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Luke Chapter 2

Host Brian Jeffreys

Season 3, episode 2
52 min / Published

Joseph and Mary, who is still pregnant, depart from Nazareth for Bethlehem, which is King David's hometown as required by Caesar. In Bethlehem, Mary gives birth to Jesus, wraps him up all nice and cozy, and puts him in a trough because all the accommodations typically provided for travelers were booked.

At night, a heavenly army angel appears to local shepherds, followed by the whole angelic Marine Corps shouting acclamations to the Commander in Chief. Glory! Peace! The shepherds decide to go check things out for themselves.

Mary and Joseph present baby Jesus to the Lord in the temple at Jerusalem where they meet a priest named Simeon, filled with the Holy Spirit, who is expecting that great things are in store for the nation. The Holy Spirit had informed Simeon that he wouldn't die until laying his eyes upon God's Messiah. Also in the temple is a prophetess named Anna, an eighty-four-year-old widow. Like Simeon, Anna recognizes the Son of God and starts to tell everyone there all about baby Jesus.

When he's twelve years old, Jesus stays behind in Jerusalem after his parents go back home, where he's shocked the Temple teachers by the depth of understanding this kid has.  Like so many parents, they're frightened and upset at losing him. But they recognize that he's obeying his "father," who is God.

We also talk about the silent years in Psalm 69 and the 24 Courses and how they relate to the 24 elders in Revelation 4 and 5.

  • Bible
  • Waterbrook
  • Waterbrook Bible
  • Waterbrook Bible Fellowship
  • Book of Luke
  • Luke Chapter 2
  • Luke 2
  • Jesus
  • Baby Jesus
  • Exegesis
  • Bible Study
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