The Birth of Jesus

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Jesus had the most unique birth of any person ever! This video will tell you the story of his birth.

Read the story – Luke 2:1-21

In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to their own town to register.

So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

“Glory to God in the highest heaven,
and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”

When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”

So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them. But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart. The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

On the eighth day, when it was time to circumcise the child, he was named Jesus, the name the angel had given him before he was conceived.

Mary gave birth to a baby, even though she was a virgin. And the angels celebrated as God sends Jesus to earth!


Once you have watched the video, we recommend you spend some time to think about the story in greater detail. Here are three questions that you can use to think about this story:

Question 1: What did the angels say to the shepherds about Jesus?

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The angels tell the shepherds that a baby was born. They said that this baby was a Savior and the Messiah. And then they said that they would know the baby because he would be in a manger, which is an animal’s feed trough.

Question 2: Why are the angels rejoicing at Jesus’s birth? Have angels rejoiced like this before or after this time?

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The angels are rejoicing because God has sent his Messiah to the earth, fulfilling his plan that he has been making known through his prophets for thousands of years. This Messiah would be a Savior to all people on earth.

Question 3: The shepherds told other people about Jesus’s birth. Who can you tell?

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We should tell our friends, our family, our neighbors…people we know, and people we don’t know. Everyone should know about this amazing gift from God!