The Birth of the King John 1, Matthew 1-2 Luke 1-2 Chapter 22 of The Story
John 1:1 (NIV) 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. – page 309, chapter 22 of The Story, first line.
John 1:17 (NIV) 17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. – page 310 of The Story
Hebrews 7:27 (NIV) 27 Unlike the other high priests, he does not need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for his own sins, and then for the sins of the people. He sacrificed for their sins once for all when he offered himself.
Hebrews 9:12 (NIV) 12 He did not enter by means of the blood of goats and calves; but he entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, thus obtaining eternal redemption.
John 1:12 (NIV) 12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God — The Story page 309
John 1:14 (NIV) 14 The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. – The Story page 309-10
John 1:18 (NIV) 18 No one has ever seen God, but the one and only Son, who is himself God and is in closest relationship with the Father, has made him known. – The Story page 310
Luke 1:26–27 (NIV) 26 God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee, 27 to a virgin pledged to be married to a man named Joseph, a descendant of David. The virgin’s name was Mary. – The Story page 310, third paragraph
Luke 1:28 (NIV) 28 The angel went to her and said, “Greetings, you who are highly favored! The Lord is with you.”
Luke 1:29–30 (NIV) 29 Mary was greatly troubled at his words and wondered what kind of greeting this might be. 30 But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God.
Luke 1:31–32 (NIV) 31 You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David,
Luke 1:33 (NIV) 33 and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.”
Luke 1:34 (NIV) 34 “How will this be,” Mary asked the angel, “since I am a virgin?”
Luke 1:35 (NIV) 35 The angel answered, “The Holy Spirit will come on you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God.
Luke 1:38 (NIV) 38 “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” Then the angel left her.
John 1:1 (NIV) 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John 1:12–13 (NIV) 12 Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God—13 children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.
Luke 1:48 (NIV) 48 for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed -- page 311 of The Story
Matthew 1:21 (NIV) 21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” Page 312, first paragraph, of The Story.
Matthew 1:22–23 (NIV) 22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet: 23 “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel” (which means “God with us”).
Luke 2:10 (NIV) 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.
Luke 2:11 (NIV) 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. Page 312 of The Story, bottom of the page.
Matthew 2:6 (NIV) 6 “ ‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah, are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.’” Page 314 of The Story, top of the page.
Luke 2:51 (NIV) 51 Then he went down to Nazareth with them and was obedient to them. But his mother treasured all these things in her heart. Page 316 of The Story, second paragraph.
Luke 2:52 (NIV) 52 And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.