Notes: July 6, 2009

Jesus of Nazareth

If you’ve ever wondered why “Jesus of Nazareth” was so often used to reference Him who was born in Bethlehem of Judea, today’s lesson will give you the answer.

Further, you will discover the Bible teaching that Jesus was born of a virgin.

Luke 1:26-38

  • Sixth month (v. 26, 36). Elizabeth was 6 months pregnant when Mary came to announce her own pregnancy. Therefore, John the Baptist was about 6 months older than Jesus.
  • Nazareth of Galilee (v. 26). Joseph, of the house of David (v. 27). You will recall that Joseph and Mary went to Judea to pay taxes, according to their family tree and that Jesus was born while they were on that trip which began in Nazareth, the place where they lived.
  • A virgin espoused (v.27) who never “knew” a man (v. 34). Humanly speaking, without a man no woman can become pregnant. But, with God nothing is impossible (v. 37).
  • He shall reign (v. 33) without end. Isaiah had predicted a coming Messiah King (Isaiah 9); and Mary’s son who will be the Son of God (v. 35) is to be that King. Move over, Herod.
  • From “No way!” to “OK” (v. 38).