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Mary, who was a young woman gentle and good, lived in the town of Nazareth. She was soon to marry a carpenter named Joseph. She was visited one day by an angel named Gabriel who told her that she would have a son and that she should name him Jesus. He said the Holy Spirit would be with her and the child would be the Son of God.
Mary and Joseph were married. Then one day they had to travel to Bethlehem to pay their taxes. It was a long journey. When they arrived in Bethlehem, there was no place for them at the inn. They spent the night in the stable. That night the baby was born. They named him Jesus, just as the angel had said.
An angel appeared to shepherds who were in the nearby fields. A great light shone down on them, and the angel told them, "Do not be afraid. A Savior who is Christ the Lord is born tonight." The shepherds left in search of this child. They found him in the stable.
Wise men from the east followed a star to Jerusalem in search of Jesus. King Herod tried to trick the men, so he could find out where this child was that they were calling "King of the Jews." (He was afraid the child would one day take his throne from him.) The wise men found Jesus in Bethlehem in a house. They worshiped him and gave him gifts of gold, frankincense (incense) and myrrh.
When Jesus was twelve years old, Mary and Joseph took him with them to Jerusalem for the Feast of the Passover. On the way home there was such a crowd, they did not know Jesus wasn't with them. When they went back they found him in the Temple talking to the teachers and the doctors of the law. He told them, "Did you not know that I must be about my Father's business?" He went back to Nazareth and was obedient to them. Jesus grew in wisdom, stature, and in favor with God and men.
Read the story in Spanish
El Niño Jesús
Read the story in Amharic
Gabriel Visits Mary
The Birth of Jesus
Shepherds in the Field
Wise Men from the East
Flight Into Egypt
Jesus in the Temple
What does this story
mean to me?
When Jesus was a child he honored Mary and Joseph and respected the authority they had over him. Think about it. The Son of God, Creator of the universe showing children how they should behave!
How can you honor your parents? you can obey them, co-operate with them, and always be truthful. By doing these things you earn their trust, and the family enjoys peace and harmony.
This story about the child Jesus can be found in the Bible in
Matthew chapters 1 and 2 and Luke chapter 2. (King James Version)
Matthew chapters 1 and 2 and Luke chapter 2. (New International Version)
And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you: Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
Multiple Choice Test
The Child Jesus - Word Search
Printable Crossword Puzzle
The Child Jesus - Word Scramble
Luke 1:30-33 Fill-in the Blanks
Bible Art Links
Jesus is Born: Pencil Fun Book, 10 pack
By David C. Cook
This Bible story book is fun to read and tells the story of Jesus' birth in a simple way so young listeners will find it easy to understand. Plus, children will find "hands-on" scribble activities that gets the child involved in the story. All they need to do is scribble with a pencil over the blank spaces and they'll discover hidden words, pictures, and activities. Comes as a pack of 10 books. Recommended for ages 3 to 7.
Arch Books Bible Stories: Jesus and the Family Trip
By Arch Books / Concordia Publishing House
For more than 35 years, the best-selling Arch ® Books Bible Story series has captivated children. This book tells of Jesus and his family's trip to Jerusalem as told in Luke 2:41-52. Fun-to-read rhymes and bright illustrations make this an enjoyable book to read to your children, or have them read on their own. This well-loved series captures the attention of children, telling scripturally sound stories that are pleasurable and easy to remember. Recommended for ages 5 to 9.
Wise Men Follow the Star: Pencil Fun Books, Pack of 10
By Ed Letwenko(Illustrator) / David C. Cook
This Bible story book is fun to read and tells the story of the wise men in a simple way so young listeners will find it easy to understand. Plus, children will find "hands-on" scribble activities that gets the child involved in the story. All they need to do is scribble with a pencil over the blank spaces and they'll discover hidden words, pictures, and activities. Comes as a pack of 10 books. Recommended for ages 3 to 7.
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Most Recent Comments ( See more comments on this page ) 2012-12-29
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These stories are beautifully written. But remember Mary was NOT married to Joseph when she conceived and bear Jesus. This is an important fact to His virgin birth and His Heavenly father and His work He did here on earth.
I thought I made that clear in this story that Mary was a virgin when Jesus was conceived. See also the story of Mary in the section about Women of the Bible http://gardenofpraise.com/bibl86s.htm
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Children's Bible Lessons
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Parable of Talents
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Paul's 3rd Journey
Paul in Rome
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