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  • I am writing to you, dear Theophilus:

  • an orderly account of the things that have taken place among us,

  • so that you may know the absolute truth about everything.

  • In the days when Caesar Augustus was emperor of Rome

  • and when Herod the great was king of Judea,

  • God sent the angeI GabrieI to visit a virgin girI in the city of Nazareth.

  • And the virgin's name was Mary.

  • Fear not Mary,

  • For you have found favor with God.

  • You will conceive and give birth to a Son

  • and you will call His name, Jesus.

  • How can this be? I am a virgin.

  • The Holy Spirit will come upon you.

  • For this reason the Holy Child will be called

  • the Son of the Most High God. His kingdom will never end.

  • So Mary traveled to a town in Judea

  • to visit her cousin Elizabeth who was also miraculously with child.

  • Elizabeth.

  • Mary. Cousin Mary.

  • You are the most blessed of all women.

  • And blessed is the Child you will bear.

  • For as soon as I heard your greeting, the baby within me jumped with joy.

  • My souI magnifies the Lord,

  • and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior.

  • From now on, all generations will call me blessed.

  • Know all men of Nazareth,

  • that by command of Caesar Augustus,

  • there will be conducted a census

  • of the subject territories of Galilee and Judea.

  • All men must register forthwith

  • in the towns and cities of their ancestraI birth.

  • And Mary went to Bethlehem in Judea

  • to register with Joseph her betrothed.

  • But there was no room for them in Bethlehem.

  • And the only lodging they could find was a humble stable.

  • Now there were some shepherds in that part of the country how were

  • taking care of their flock at night when an angeI of God appeared to them

  • and the glory of God was shining around them.

  • This very day in David's town, your Savior was born,

  • Christ the Lord.

  • The shepherds hurried to see the newborn Babe in the manger,

  • and were the first to spread the Good News or GospeI

  • of the virgin mother and the Savior's birth.

  • A week later, when the time came for the Baby to be circumcised,

  • He was given the name Jesus

  • and Joseph and Mary took the Child to to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord.

  • In the temple there was a good and devout man

  • who the Holy Spirit had promised would not die untiI he had seen

  • the Christ. His name was Simeon.

  • Lord, now You can let me, Thy servant,

  • depart in peace according to Thy word.

  • For mine eyes have seen Thy salvation.

  • This Child is chosen by God.

  • May you both be blessed.

  • And when they had completed all their duties according to the law

  • of Moses, they left Jerusalem and returned to Nazareth.

  • When Jesus was twelve years old,

  • Joseph and Mary took Him to Jerusalem for the passover feast.

  • But, when they started back home,

  • thinking that the Boy was with them,

  • Jesus stayed behind.

  • They returned to the city looking for Him.

  • And on the third day found Him in the temple

  • sitting with the rabbis and the elders.

  • Whose Child is this who asks such questions?

  • He's from Nazareth.

  • We thought He had left with us. Please, forgive Him His zeaI.

  • All who heard Him were amazed.

  • Son. Why have You done this to us?

  • Your father and I have been terribly worried trying to find you.

  • How is it that you looked for Me?

  • Did you not know that I must be about My Father's business?

  • And He came with them to Nazareth

  • and increased in wisdom and stature and in favor with God and with man.

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  • A documentary taken entirely from the Gospel of Lule

  • In the fifteenth year of the rule of the emperor Tiberius,

  • Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea,

  • and Herod, the ruler of Galilee,

  • and Annas and Caiaphas the high priests,

  • The word of God came to John in the desert,

  • and he came into all the country near the Jordan river,

  • preaching the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.

  • Turn away from your sins. And be baptized.

  • And God will forgive your sins.

  • As it is written in the book of the prophet Isaiah:

  • Someone is shouting in the desert:

  • Get the road ready for the Lord.

  • Make a straight path for Him to traveI.

  • Every valley must be filled up.

  • Every hill and mountain leveled off.

  • The winding roads must be made straight.

  • And the rough paths made smooth,

  • and all mankind will see God's salvation.

  • What shall we do?

  • You brood of vipers.

  • What do you want us to do?

  • Whoever has two shirts,

  • must give one to the man who has none.

  • And whoever has food must share it.

  • Teacher,

  • we are tax collectors.

  • What shall we do?

  • Don't collect more than is legaI.

  • And what about us? What are we to do?

  • Don't take money from anyone by force.

  • And don't accuse anyone falsely.

  • Be content with your pay.

  • Tell us. Are you the Christ?

  • I baptize you with water.

  • But Someone is coming who is much greater than I am.

  • I'm not good enough even to untie His sandals.

  • He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

  • He has His grain shoveI with Him,

  • to thresh out all the grain and gather the wheat into His barn.

  • And the Holy Spirit came down on Jesus in bodily form like a dove.

  • And a voice from Heaven said:

  • You are My beloved Son,

  • in You I am well pleased. "

  • When Jesus began His work, He was about 30 years old.

  • He returned from the Jordan river full of the Holy Spirit,

  • and was led by the Spirit into the desert,

  • where He was tempted by the deviI for 40 days.

  • In all this time, He ate nothing.

  • The deviI said to Him:

  • "If you are God's Son,

  • order this stone to become bread. "

  • It is written, that man shall not live by bread alone,

  • but by every word of God.

  • Then the deviI took Him up and showed Him

  • all the kingdoms of the world.

  • "I will give you all this power and all this wealth.

  • It has all been handed over to me,

  • And I can give it to anyone I choose.

  • All this will be Yours then,

  • if You worship me. "

  • It is written: You shall worship the Lord your God.

  • and Him only shall you serve.

  • Then the deviI took Him to Jerusalem

  • and set him on the highest point of the temple.

  • "If you are God's Son, throw Yourself down from here,

  • for the Scripture says:

  • God will order His angels to take good care of You.

  • It also says they will hold You up with their hands,

  • so that not even Your feet will be hurt on the stones. "

  • The Scripture says:

  • You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.

  • And He came to Nazareth where He had been brought up.

  • Hello.

  • Hello.

  • And on the Sabbath day of rest, He went as usuaI to the synagogue.

  • And He was called upon to read a portion of the prophet Isaiah.

  • The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me.

  • Because He has chosen Me to bring good news to the poor.

  • He has sent Me to proclaim release to the captives,

  • and recovery of sight to the blind.

  • To set at liberty those who are oppressed.

  • And announce that the time has come when the Lord will save His people.

  • This Scripture has come true today, as you heard it being read.

  • The Scripture come true?

  • But only the Messiah can fulfill that promise.

  • Doubtless you will quote the proverb to Me, Physician, heaI Thyself.

  • You'll also say to Me, Do the things in Your own home town

  • that we heard were done in Capernaum.

  • I tell you this.

  • No prophet is ever welcome in his hometown.

  • They meant to throw Him over the cliff.

  • But He walked through the crowd and went His way.

  • And Jesus came to Capernaum, a city of Galilee.

  • The Roman occupation of the nation was in evidence everywhere.

  • And the people longed for the Messiah to come,

  • to free them from the tyranny.

  • Peace be with you.

  • And You, Master.

  • Will your boat bear Me, Simon?

  • Why not?

  • He's not going to leave, is He?

  • Speak to us. Jesus, speak to us.

  • Once there were two men who went up to the temple to pray.

  • One was a Pharisee. The other was a tax collector.

  • The Pharisee stood apart by himself and prayed,

  • I thank You, God, that I am not

  • greedy or dishonest or an adulterer like everybody else.

  • I thank You that I am not like that tax collector over there.

  • I fast twice a week, and I give You one tenth of all my income.

  • But the tax collector stood at a distance

  • and would not even raise his face to heaven.

  • But beat upon his breast and said,

  • God, have pity on me, a sinner.

  • I tell you, the tax collector, not the pharisee

  • was in the right with God when he went home.

  • For the man who exalts himself will be humbled,

  • and he who humbles himself will be exalted.

  • Push the boat out further to the deep water.

  • Then you and your partners let down your nets for a catch.

  • Oh, Master, we worked hard all night long, and caught nothing.

  • But if You say so, I'll let down the nets.

  • James.. John..

  • James.. John.. Get your boat over here and give us some help. Hurry..

  • We can't, we've got our hands full.

  • Go away from me, Lord. I am a sinfuI man.

  • Don't be afraid. From now on you will be catching men.

  • Come to Me and listen to My words, hear Me, and you shall have life.

  • Seek the Lord while He may be found call on Him while He is near.

  • Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts

  • And let him return to the Lord and He will have compassion on him.

  • For He will abundantly pardon.

  • You shall go out with joy and be led forth with peace.

  • He's coming. He's here. Look..

  • Jesus. Jesus.

  • I beg you to save my only daughter.

  • She's only 12 years old, and dying.

  • Please come with me.

  • Jairus, I'm sorry. Your daughter has died.

  • Don't bother the Teacher any longer.

  • Don't be afraid.

  • Only believe and she will be well.

  • Do not weep.

  • She's not dead, but only sleeping.

  • Child,

  • Arise.

  • Give her something to eat.

  • I charge you, tell no one what has happened here.

  • And after this, He saw a tax collector named Matthew Levi,

  • sitting at the toll gate for the receipt of the customs.

  • Follow me.

  • And Jesus went up to the hill to pray,

  • and spent the whole night there praying to God.

  • And when day came, He greeted the 12 of them whom He named apostles.

  • Simon, whom He also named Peter,

  • and Andrew, his brother,

  • James,

  • and John,

  • Philip,

  • and Bartholomew,

  • and Matthew,

  • and Thomas,

  • James, the son of Alphaeus,

  • and Simon called Zealotes,

  • and Judas, the brother of James,

  • and Judas Iscariot, who was the traitor.

  • Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God.

  • Blessed are you who hunger now, for you shall be filled.

  • Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh.

  • Blessed are you when men hate you and reject you and insult you

  • and say you are eviI, all because of the Son of Man.

  • Be glad when that happens, and dance for joy,

  • because a great reward is kept for you in Heaven.

  • For their ancestors did the same thing to the prophets.

  • ...18, 19,

  • 20. That's all I've got.