Series 6. Infancy Narratives (Luke 1:5-2:52)
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8 Lessons (Lessons A-H)

Unlike most studies of Luke, I've chosen to conclude with the accounts of Jesus' birth rather than begin there. That is because I've been trying to emphasize Jesus' disciple-training mission.

However, from Luke's perspective as an evangelist, the infancy narratives are important because they help the reader understand just who Jesus is. He is the Messiah, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born into a loving human family.

Jesus is not just a precocious young man who rose to great renown. He was sent from the Father into this world for a particular mission that would climax with the cross and salvation. As you study the story of these events, you'll appreciate more Jesus' birth as part of God's plan from throughout the ages.

  1. Zechariah's Vision in the Temple (1:5-25). Audio ()
  2. The Annunciation to Mary (1:26-38). Audio ()
  3. Mary Visits Elizabeth (1:39-56). Audio ()
  4. Birth of John the Baptist (1:57-80). Audio ()
  5. Jesus' Birth in Bethlehem (2:1-7). Audio ()
  6. Shepherds in Bethlehem (2:8-20). Audio ()
  7. Meeting Simeon and Anna in the Temple (2:21-38). Audio ()
  8. The Boy Jesus at the Temple (2:39-52). Audio ()

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