In Luke 2 v21-38 Jesus is presented at the temple in Jerusalem, and was praised by Simeon and Anna when they met Him. An example of how the Holy Spirit leads people to Christ so they can glorify their Saviour.
Matthew 1 v1-17 documents Jesus' family tree which proves He was a real man from history and shows His rightful position as King of Israel by tracing his Jewish lineage back to King David. Have you acknowledged Jesus as your rightful king?
In Luke 1 v67-80 Zechariah gives a Spirit-filled prophecy of how Jesus will fulfil God's promise of a Saviour for His chosen people, as well as the role his own son John will play in preparing the way.
Luke 1 v57-66 details the reaction to the birth of John the Baptist. After an uncomfortable time of trial, his parents Elizabeth and Zechariah respond in obedience to God - a faithful witness that glorified God and impacted their community.
In Luke 1 v18-25 Zechariah struggles to believe that he will father John the Baptist in his old age. Despite his disbelief, God graciously fulfils His word and blesses Zechariah and his wife Elizabeth with a child as part of His salvation plan.
Luke 1 v5-17 foretells the birth of John the Baptist, a man filled with the Holy Spirit to play a role in God's salvation plan by preparing the way and pointing people towards their Lord and Saviour Jesus.
Luke 1 v1-4 introduces Luke's orderly first-hand account of what God accomplished through Jesus, a complied narrative that would allow readers to be certain concerning the truth of the things taught in the Gospels.
John 1 v11-13 explains why some people receive Jesus and believe in His name, and why others do not? Believers are given the right to become children of God, not born by human will but reborn by the will of God.