Jan 10th - Jan 16th
"Join us as we read this passage every day in preparation for church on Sunday. Let's build our community around the word of God!" - Pastor Fraser
18The birth of Jesus Christ came about this way: After his mother Mary had been engaged to Joseph, it was discovered before they came together that she was pregnant from the Holy Spirit. 19So her husband, Joseph, being a righteous man, and not wanting to disgrace her publicly, decided to divorce her secretly. 20But after he had considered these things, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, don’t be afraid to take Mary as your wife, because what has been conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21She will give birth to a son, and you are to name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” 22Now all this took place to fulfill what was spoken by the Lord through the prophet: 23 See, the virgin will become pregnant and give birth to a son, and they will name him Immanuel, which is translated “God is with us.” 24When Joseph woke up, he did as the Lord’s angel had commanded him. He married her 25but did not have sexual relations with her until she gave birth to a son. And he named him Jesus.
1After Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of King Herod, wise men from the east arrived in Jerusalem, 2saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star at its rising and have come to worship him.” 3When King Herod heard this, he was deeply disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. 4So he assembled all the chief priests and scribes of the people and asked them where the Messiah would be born. 5“In Bethlehem of Judea,” they told him, “because this is what was written by the prophet: 6 And you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,are by no means least among the rulers of Judah: Because out of you will come a ruler who will shepherd my people Israel.” 7Then Herod secretly summoned the wise men and asked them the exact time the star appeared. 8He sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search carefully for the child. When you find him, report back to me so that I too can go and worship him.” 9After hearing the king, they went on their way. And there it was — the star they had seen at its rising. It led them until it came and stopped above the place where the child was. 10When they saw the star, they were overwhelmed with joy. 11Entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and falling to their knees, they worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts: gold, frankincense, and myrrh. 12And being warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their own country by another route.