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Luke 2 - AMP

2 This was the first enrollment, and it was made when Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 And all the people were going to be registered, each to his own city or town. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee from the town of Nazareth to Judea, to the town of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David, 5 To be enrolled with Mary, his espoused (Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.married) wife, who was about to become a mother. 6 And while they were there, the time came for her delivery, 7 And she gave birth to her Son, her Firstborn; and she wrapped Him in swaddling clothes and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room or place for them in the inn. 8 And in that vicinity there were shepherds living in the field, watching over their flock by night. 9 And behold, an angel of the Lord stood by them, and the glory of the Lord flashed and shone all about them, and they were terribly frightened. 10 But the angel said to them, Do not be afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy which will come to all the people. 11 For to you is born this day in the town of David a Savior, Who is Christ (the Messiah) the Lord! 12 And this will be a sign for you : you will find a Baby wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger. 13 Then suddenly there appeared with the angel an army of the troops of heaven (John Wycliffe, The Wycliffe Bible.a heavenly knighthood), praising God and saying, 14 Glory to God in the highest , and on earth peace among men with whom He is well pleased . 15 When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another, Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing (Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.saying) that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us. 16 So they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the Baby lying in a manger. 17 And when they saw it, they made known what had been told them concerning this Child, 18 And all who heard it were astounded and marveled at what the shepherds told them. 19 But Mary was keeping Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.within herself all these things (Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.sayings), weighing and pondering them in her heart. 20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, just as it had been told them. 21 And at the end of eight days, when was to be circumcised, He was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before He was conceived in the womb. 22 And when the time for their purification came according to the Law of Moses, they brought Him up to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord-- 23 As it is written in the Law of the Lord, Every male that opens the womb shall be set apart and dedicated and called holy to the Lord-- 24 And to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the Law of the Lord: a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons. 25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout , and looking for the Consolation of Israel; and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 26 And it had been divinely revealed (communicated) to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord's Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One). 27 And prompted by the Spirit, he came into the temple ; and when the parents brought in the little child Jesus to do for Him what was customary according to the Law, 28 took Him up in his arms and praised and thanked God and said, 29 And now, Lord, You are releasing Your servant to depart (leave this world) in peace, according to Your word. 30 For with my eyes I have seen Your Salvation, 31 Which You have ordained and prepared before (in the presence of) all peoples, 32 A Light for Marvin Vincent, Word Studies.revelation to the Gentiles and praise and honor and glory to Your people Israel. 33 And His father and mother were marveling at what was said about Him. 34 And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary His mother, Behold, this Child is appointed and destined for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that is spoken against-- 35 And a sword will pierce through your own soul also--that the secret thoughts and purposes of many hearts may be brought out and disclosed. 36 And there was also a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was very old, having lived with her husband seven years from her maidenhood, 37 And as a widow even for eighty-four years. She did not go out from the temple Richard Trench, Synonyms of the New Testament.enclosure, but was worshiping night and day with fasting and prayer. 38 And she too came up at that same hour, and she returned thanks to God and talked of to all who were looking for the redemption (deliverance) of Jerusalem. 39 And when they had done everything according to the Law of the Lord, they went back into Galilee to their own town, Nazareth. 40 And the Child grew and became strong in spirit, filled with wisdom; and the grace (favor and spiritual blessing) of God was upon Him. 41 Now His parents went to Jerusalem every year to the Passover Feast. 42 And when He was twelve years , they went up, as was their custom. 43 And when the Feast was ended, as they were returning, the boy Jesus remained behind in Jerusalem. Now His parents did not know this, 44 But, supposing Him to be in the caravan, they traveled on a day's journey; and they sought Him among their kinsfolk and acquaintances. 45 And when they failed to find Him, they went back to Jerusalem, looking for Him all the way. 46 After three days they found Him in the Richard Trench, Synonyms of the New Testament. temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. 47 And all who heard Him were astonished and overwhelmed with bewildered wonder at His intelligence and understanding and His replies. 48 And when they saw Him, they were amazed; and His mother said to Him, Child, why have You treated us like this? Here Your father and I have been anxiously looking for You . 49 And He said to them, How is it that you had to look for Me? Did you not see and know that it is necessary for Me Literally, ``in the things of My Father."to be in My Father's house and about My Father's business? 50 But they did not comprehend what He was saying to them. 51 And He went down with them and came to Nazareth and was obedient to them; and his mother kept and closely and persistently guarded all these things in her heart. 52 And Jesus increased in wisdom (in broad and full understanding) and in stature and years, and in favor with God and man.



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W Pat Cunningham avatar
New Forms of Poverty: Our Responsibility
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Jan, 2017
Summary: "It is essential to draw near to new forms of poverty and vulnerability, and recognize the suffering Christ."
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Glory to God
Shared by: Barnabas Park on Jan, 2017
Summary: God created us in the image of God for His glory, but they failed in glorifying God. Jesus came to save us so that we may live for His glory.
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Full - Pt. 3 - Purpose Full
Shared by: Steve Ely on Jan, 2017
Summary: We prefer full over empty! Jesus says He came that we might have abundant (full) life. Do we? Do we even know what we should be full of?
Series: Full
Scripture: Luke 2:41-49
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 33
Anthony Zibolski avatar
Who stole Christmas
Shared by: Anthony Zibolski on Jan, 2017
Summary: If we are not careful, we will let distractions keep us from experiencing the real reason and person of Christmas.
Scripture: Luke 2:25-38
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 9
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Christmas love everyday
Shared by: Anthony Zibolski on Jan, 2017
Summary: Christmas message of love and hope
Scripture: Luke 2:1-16
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 0
Mark Aarssen avatar
Unlikely Messengers
Shared by: Mark Aarssen on Jan, 2017
Summary: Regular everyday people are called to proclaim the Good News of Great Joy. We are the Shepherds of our day and age. We are the lowly messengers delivering the greatest news the world has ever heard.
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What We Can Learn From the Shepherds This Christmas
Shared by: Manny Salva Cruz on Jan, 2017
Summary: These shepherds were out in th efields one night when the angel of the Lord appreared to them to announce the birth of the Savior. Let us learn from them.
Series: Christmas
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What We Can Learn From Simeon This Christmas
Shared by: Manny Salva Cruz on Jan, 2017
Summary: Simeon was a devout and righteous man who had been waiting patiently for the Messiah to come. When he saw the little boy, Jesus, he took him by his arms and blessed him.
Series: Christmas
Scripture: Luke 2:25-35
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 6
Kevin Ruffcorn avatar
Fulfilling a Promise
Shared by: Kevin Ruffcorn on Jan, 2017
Summary: Simeon and Anna see the Messiah—a fulfillment of God’s promise to them. They are now able to depart in peace.
Scripture: Luke 2:21-38
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 41
Paul Andrew avatar
Navidad y los pastores
Shared by: Paul Andrew on Dec, 2016
Summary: Los pastores eran las personas menos probables de recibir el mensaje de Navidad que comenzó en un lugar inimaginable.
Scripture: Luke 2:1-14
Denomination: Catholic
Views: 2
Paul Andrew avatar
Christmas and the Shepherds
Shared by: Paul Andrew on Dec, 2016
Summary: They were the unlikely first recipients of the Christmas message that began in an unlikely place.
Scripture: Luke 2:1-14
Denomination: Catholic
Views: 1
Revd. Martin Dale avatar
The White Goose
Shared by: Revd. Martin Dale on Dec, 2016
Summary: If I was given the task of deciding how the Son of God would come to this earth, I would followed human reasoning to get the best conditions for Jesus message to have reached the most people. But God did it differently
Scripture: Luke 2:1-14
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 8
Denn Guptill avatar
The Story of a Propecy
Shared by: Denn Guptill on Dec, 2016
Summary: At Christmas we often look at the Prophecies concerning the coming of Christ, here is the story of a prophecy concerning the purpose of his life
Scripture: Luke 2:25-35
Denomination: Wesleyan
Views: 12
Michael Stark avatar
A Rumour of Angels
Shared by: Michael Stark on Dec, 2016
Summary: Remembering the night that angels announced the birth of the Saviour.
Scripture: Luke 2:8-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 0
Samuel Stephens avatar
Happy Birthday Jesus
Shared by: Samuel Stephens on Dec, 2016
Summary: True Meaning and Celebration of Christmas
Scripture: Luke 2:8 Luke 9:6
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 5
Chuck Sligh avatar
Christmas Expectation
Shared by: Chuck Sligh on Dec, 2016
Summary: A 10-15-minute Christmas Eve devotional
Scripture: Luke 2:25-32
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2
W Pat Cunningham avatar
We Must Serve the Poor
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Dec, 2016
Summary: The church ministered to the poor. If we lose that character, we are no longer the true church.
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Peace on Earth
Shared by: I. G. Spong on Dec, 2016
Summary: Who did God invite to witness the most important birth on earth? We might be surprised.
Scripture: Luke 2:1-40
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 1
Pastor Dr. Tim Awotide avatar
CHRISTMAS IN CODE
Shared by: Pastor Dr. Tim Awotide on Dec, 2016
Summary: Christmas didn't begin in Bethlehem.
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THE NIGHT SHEPHERDS BECAME MISSIONARIES
Shared by: Pastor Dr. Tim Awotide on Dec, 2016
Summary: The first announcement of Christ 's birth was at night.
Scripture: Luke 2:7-18:18
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 8
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How personal is Christmas to you?
Shared by: T.J. Conwell on Dec, 2016
Summary: God desires that we would come to Him, know Him, lean on Him. He demonstrated this by giving us His most precious gift: His Son Jesus.
Scripture: Luke 2:1-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 0
Dennis Lee avatar
God’s Christmas Card
Shared by: Dennis Lee on Dec, 2016
Summary: A Christmas Eve service looking at the Manger Scene and the significance to our lives through those that we see within it.
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Scripture: Luke 2:11-12
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 1
Dr. Ronald Shultz avatar
Have A Holly, Jolly Bankruptcy!
Shared by: Dr. Ronald Shultz on Dec, 2016
Summary: So Jesus' birthday is celebrated by going into debt for stuff when He came to set us free? He only got a manager and people who loved Him. Why do we need stuff we cannot afford?
Scripture: Luke 2:7
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 7
Michael Grant avatar
Good Tidings of Great Joy
Shared by: Michael Grant on Dec, 2016
Summary: A Christmas Sermon taken from Luke Chapter 2.
Kenneth Sauer avatar
"Christ is Christmas"
Shared by: Kenneth Sauer on Dec, 2016
Summary: A sermon about God's pursuit of humankind.
Scripture: Luke 2:1-20
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 68
Ernie Arnold avatar
YEAR OF THE SHEPHERD
Shared by: Ernie Arnold on Dec, 2016
Summary: Luke shares with us some characteristics that the Shepherds possessed - 1. They were Receptive Listeners 2. They Embraced Obedience 3. They were Enthusiastic in their Praise and 4. They were Public Proclaimers of the Good News
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Scripture: Luke 2:15-21
Denomination: *other
Views: 150
Michael Stark avatar
Slaughtering the Innocent
Shared by: Michael Stark on Dec, 2016
Summary: A homily considering the choice we must make when Christ comes near.
Scripture: Luke 2:8-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 4
Steve Spaeth avatar
Give Yourself A Gift This Christmas
Shared by: Steve Spaeth on Dec, 2016
Summary: I want to encourage you to giv yourself three gifts for Christmas...
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Luke 2:1-20
Denomination: Wesleyan
Views: 31
Roy Hartzell avatar
Candlelighting sermon: The Responses to the First Christmas
Shared by: Roy Hartzell on Dec, 2016
Summary: The innkeeper's, shepherds', Herod's,religious leaders', wise men's, and Mary's response to Jesus' birth in poem and Hymn.
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Scripture: Luke 2:1-20
Denomination:
Views: 24
John Hamby avatar
Experiencing the Birth of Christ With The Shepherds
Shared by: John Hamby on Dec, 2016
Summary: Looking at the birth of Christ through the eyes of the Shepherds.
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Scripture: Luke 2:7-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 105