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Dec 23, 2018

From Nazareth to Bethlehem

Passage: Luke 2:1-7

Speaker: Jim Barnette

Series: Journey to the Manger

Keywords: bethlehem, donkey, joseph, journey, judea, luke, mary, nazareth, samaria, step, walk, way

We all take unwanted journeys, but God will walk us through every one of them, every step of the way.

In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) And everyone went to their own town to register.

So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David. He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child. While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no guest room available for them.