Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles 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. Inspirational Films Presents The public life Of... JESUS 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.