This set of four programs is a theologically insightful and deeply spiritual presentation on the birth of Jesus as recorded in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke. Part One looks at the differences in Matthew's and Luke's stories of the birth of Jesus and gives background information about the beliefs and traditions behind the Gospels. Part Two explores the geneology of Jesus and the meaning of Joseph's annunciation dream as told by Matthew, as well as the angelic annunciations to Mary and Zachary recorded in Luke. Part Three provides deeper insights into the details of Jesus' birth as recorded by the evangelists: the underlying significance of the name "Jesus", the journey to Bethlehem, the manger, and the angelic proclamation to the shepherds. Part Four treat the incidents following upon Jesus' birth: the magi, the slaughter of the Innocents, the flight into Egypt, and the meeting with Anna and Simeon in the Temple - all a foreshadowing of the ministry of Jesus.
Media ID: 11470
Length: 43 Min.
Publisher: Franciscan Communications
Level: JH, SH, A

Grade Levels: EC=Early Childhood; P=Primary; I=Intermediate; JH=Junior High; SH=Senior High; A=Adult