While studying these messages, we found the exciting events related to the birth of the Lord Jesus. We heard the high-ranking angel Gabriel give the announcements of the Lord’s coming to Zacharias and to Joseph and Mary. On the night of His birth, we heard another spectacular angelic announcement given to the shepherds, and we learned about the Special Star that guided the wise men from their country of Persia to Bethlehem.
We discovered the fascinating way God protected the royal-line of King David for the arrival of the promised Messiah as the God-Man Savior. In awe, we searched God’s Old Testament letter for the many predictions and promises about the coming Messiah. These predictions portrayed a picture of the coming birth, death, and victorious resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ.
We were shocked to learn how the Lord Jesus was betrayed by one of His own disciples! We followed the unfair and cruel treatment of Jesus by the high priest Caiaphas, by the Roman governor Pontius Pilate, and by King Herod, ruler of Galilee. We heard the final command of Pilate, who ordered the Lord Jesus to be whipped and handed over to the Roman soldiers to be crucified.