|Week #1 of 13
Origin, Genealogy, and Birth of Jesus
Monday – The pre-existence of Jesus.
Genesis 1:1, 26.
Tuesday – The genealogy of Jesus.
Wednesday – Gabriel visits Zacharias and Mary.
Thursday – Joseph's story. Jesus is born in Bethlehem.
Friday – Escape to Egypt. The childhood of Jesus.
|Mary was the mother of Jesus and the wife of Joseph. She was a virgin when Jesus was conceived by the Holy Spirit.
During her pregnancy, Mary spent time with her relative Elizabeth, who was the mother of John the Baptist (Luke 1:39-56).
Joseph was betrothed to Mary when he discovered she was pregnant. He intended to put her away secretly.
|However, an angel told Joseph what had happened. So Joseph took Mary as his wife, and kept her as a virgin until she gave birth.
Mary was not a perpetual virgin, as she later became the mother of other sons and daughters (Matthew 13:55-56).
Mary was a widow at the time of Jesus' death. While on the cross, Jesus committed her to the care of John, his apostle (John 19:25-27).
Did you know?
Frankincense is a tree resin that hardens quickly, and is aromatic when burned.
Myrrh is a tree resin used in perfumes and anointing oils. Myrrh mixed with wine was used as a painkiller. See Mark 15:23 and John 19:39.
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