Looking at the Story of Christmas in greater depth by exploring a recent book by Paula Gooder called, “Journey to the Manger.” Some of you may remember Paula as someone who came and led a most successful Church weekend at Brunel Manor, in Devon a few years ago. Paula is now at St Paul’s Cathedral in London. She is a very engaging writer and speaker, and we look forward to sharing the Christmas story through her eyes and through Scripture.
Week 1 : The Genealogies of Matthew and Luke
Biblical Text: Matthew 1: 1-17
Biblical Text: Luke 3: 23-38
Week 2 : The Genealogy of John
Biblical Text: John 1: 1-18
Week 3: The Prophecy of John’s Birth
Biblical Text: Luke 1: 5-25
Week 4: The Prophecy of Jesus’ Birth
Biblical Text: Luke 1:26-56, and Matt 1.18-23
Week 5: The Birth of John
Biblical Text: Luke 1:57-80
Week 6: The Birth of Jesus
Biblical Text: Matt 1:24-25, Luke 2:1-20
Week 7 – Herod and the Magi
Biblical Texts: Matt 2: 1-23, Micah 5: 2, 2 Sam 5: 1-2, Isaiah 60: 3,6.