People all over the world celebrate Christmas every year. But do you know why we celebrate it? How much do you know about the events that took place 2 millenniums ago about the birth Jesus?
In what town was Jesus born?
Jesus was born in a manger in the town of Bethlehem, the hometown of Joseph.
Who was born before Jesus and later baptized Him?
John the Baptist was born 6 months before Jesus. He is the one referred by the scripture "A voice of the one calling in the wilderness, 'Prepare the way of the Lord, make straight paths for Him'". (Luke 3)
Who prophesied "The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son ..."?
Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14
She was a relative of Mary and the mother of John the baptist.
Elizabeth was the wife of a priest named Zechariah. They were childless because they were both very old. But after angel Gabriel appeared to Zechariah, they were promised to have a son --- John the baptist. (Luke 1)
The name of angel that God sent to Mary.
Angel Gabriel was sent to Mary to tell about the birth of Jesus. He was earlier sent to Elizabeth to foretell the birth of John the Baptist.
Who were the first visitors when Jesus was born?
Just after the birth of Jesus, an angel appeared to the shepherds keeping watch over their flocks in the fields nearby to announce the birth of the Messiah. Luke 2:8-12
What were the gifts of the wise men to Jesus?
Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. Matthew 2:11b
The king who wanted to kill baby Jesus.
When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi. Matthew 2:16
Why did Joseph and Mary went to Bethlehem?
In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that census should be taken of the entire Roman world. Everyone went to their own town to register. Since Joseph belonged to the line of David, they went to Bethlehem. (Luke 2)
Where did Jesus lived and grew?
After Herod died, Joseph and his family went and lived in a town called Nazareth. So was fulfilled what was said through the prophets, that Jesus would be called a Nazarene. Matthew 2:23