Take your Bible and turn to Luke. Listed below are the Biblical passages recording the events surrounding the birth of Jesus Christ in the order in which they occurred. There is some overlapping in time for some of the events listed.
Luke 1:5-23 Angel’s announcement to Zacharias in the Temple of the birth of John the Baptist.
Luke 1:26-38 Angel’s announcement of the birth of Jesus to Mary in Nazareth
Luke 1:39-56 Mary visits her cousin Elisabeth, mother of John the Baptist, for 3 months
Luke 1:57-80 Birth of John to Zacharias and Elisabeth
Matt. 1:18-24 Joseph is encouraged by an angel of the Lord “to take unto thee (intercourse) Mary thy wife”
Matt. 1:25a; Luke 2:1-20 Jesus is born in Bethlehem, 6 months after John is born
Matt. 1:25b; Luke 2:21 Jesus’ circumcision and naming
Luke 2:22-24 Mary’s purification and Jesus’ presentation to the Lord
Luke 2:25-35 Simeon thanks God for the promised seed
Luke 2:36-38 Anna, a prophetess in the Temple, gives her praise and thanks to God
Matt. 2:1-12 Magi from the East arrive in Jerusalem and proceed to Bethlehem
Matt. 2:13-22 Joseph, Mary, and the child flee from Herod to Egypt
Matt.2:23; Luke 2:39 After Herod’s death, Joseph and family return to Nazareth
Luke 2:40 Jesus (to ages 12 – 30) “grew and waxed strong”
Luke 2:41-50 Jesus stays behind at the Temple when his parents leave after the Feast of Unleavened Bread
Luke 2:51-52 Jesus (from age 12 to manhood) “increased in wisdom and stature.” According to rabbinic law, a man could not be called a rabbi (teacher) until he reached age 30.
You may want to tear this Lesson from the paper and save it so that you can study the Verses in more detail next Christmas Season. Amen