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Sunday, December 22, 2013

A Bundle of Joy ... 12/22/2013 Sunday School Lesson

Samuel . I Samuel . Elkanah . Shiloh . Numbers 6 . Zebulun . Naphtali . Isaiah 9 . Micah 5 . Psalm/Tehillim 18 . Promises . Galatians 4 . Luke 2 . decree . Caesar Augustus . Cyrenius . lineage of David . swaddling clothes . manager . Mary . Joseph . Christ the Lord . heavenly host - praising God . Mary - kept all these things in her heart . Joseph . Moses . Speak . Aaron . children of Israel . Jordan . Galilee . Nations . Nazareth . Judaea . Bethlehem . Sunday School Lesson

The Sunday School Lesson is shared from Luke 2:1-17 (Devotional Reading: Galatians 4:1-7; Background Scripture: Luke 2:1-10) for December 22, 2013.


Samuel & I Samuel ... Samuel is the most important character in the opening portion. ... In the Talmud, Samuel is stated to have written the books that bear his name, also Ruth & Judges. ... I Samuel 1-12, the history of Samuel until he retires from his position as judge, Eli's history being narrated so far as connected with that of Samuel.

Talmud )'doctrine,; from the Hebrew word "to learn") is a large collection of writings, containing a full account of the civil & religious laws of the Jews).

Numbers 6 ... Numbers (history of the Israelites from the time of their leaving Sinai, in the 2nd year after the exodus). ... The preparations for the departure from Sinai (Numbers 1:1-10:10).

Elkanah (God created), father of Samuel.

Shiloh (place of rest), a city of Ephraim, surrounded by mountains, now desolate ruins, with remains of a synagogue.

Zebulun or Zabulon

Naphtali (struggle for)

Isaiah 9 ... Isaiah 7-12, prophecies belonging to the period of the Syro-Ephraimitish wars; the prophecy of Immanuel, & the downfall of the Assyrians.

Micah & Micah 5 ... shortened form of Micaiah (who is like Jehovah?) ... A prophet, a native of Moresheth, a little town in the maritime plain, a dependency of Gath. ... Micah 3-5, a vivid description of the sinfulness of the leaders of the people, the destruction of Jerusalem, the future restoration of the people, ^ the glorious reign of the Messianic King.

Psalm/Tehillim 18 ... 'Sepher Tehillim,' Hebrew title of this treasury of "prayer, praise, & adoration" the Book of Praises. ... Psalm of Gratitude: For mercies shown to the psalmist. Psalm of Adoration: Of God's goodness & mercy & Of God's power, majesty, & glory.

Promises: Victory Over Enemies & Trouble & Whosoever Will May Be Saved

Galatians 4 ... The Gospel Explained & Exemplified (Galatians 3:1-4:31) ... the gospel as superseding the law (Galatians 3:1-4:31). Legal ordinances have been superseded by faith in Jesus Christ. ... Galatia, Roman province of Asia Minor (Turkey).

decree ... an opinion or judgment, an opinion expressed with authority, a doctrine, ordinance.

Caesar, Roman emperor, Augustus

Cyrenius, Greek form of 'Quirinus,' governor of Syria

swaddling-clothes ... signifies to wrap in swaddling-clothes

manager ... a stall, the stall or crib

lineage of David - David (beloved), king, son of Jesse ... God promises to him ... the progenitor (an ancestor in the direct line - a biologically ancestral form) of Christ, & prophecies connected with.

Luke 2 .., The birth of Jesus Christ (Luke 2:1-7) ... Bethlehem (home of Ruth & Boaz - birthplace of David King of Israel Luke 2:1-10). ... The angels (Luke 2:8-20) ... Augustus taxeth the Roman empire. Christ's nativity.


Luke 2:1-17

Verses 1-5

Verses 1,2,3 ... Civil & Social Life; The Body Politic; Taking the Census

Verses 4,5 ... Jesus Christ (Yeshua); Genealogy, Birth, & Early Life; As Recorded by Luke

(Luke 3:1; John 6:35 ... Reference Scriptures in Sunday School Book)




Verses 6-12

Verses 6,7 ... Jesus Christ; Genealogy, Birth, & Early Life; As Recorded by Luke

Verse 8 ... Industrial Employments & Products; Care of Live Stock; Shepherds, The Shepherds of Bethlehem

Verse 9 ... Angels; Good Angels; Terror At

Verses 10,11 ... Jesus Christ; Offices Of Christ; Our Saviour

Verse 12 ... Jesus Christ; Genealogy, Birth, & Early Life; Christ Visited by the Wise Men & the Shepherds


Bibles in English and Spanish, Christian Books in English and Spanish of Birth of Jesus in Bethelehem, Luke 2 in English and Spanish, Matthew 2 in English and Spanish, The Wise Men and the Shepherds in English and Spanish



(Isaiah 25:9; 33:22; I Corinthians 8:6)


Verses 13-17

Verse 13 ... Duties To God; Praise; Praise Due from All, From All in Heaven

Verse 14 ... Duties To God; Praise; Doxologies (expression of praise to God)



Spanish Christian Praise Music, African American Christian Praise Music, Christian Praise Music, Gospel Praise Music




Verses 15,16 ... Jesus Christ; Genealogy, Birth, & Early Life; Christ Visited by the Wise Men & the Shepherds

Verse 17 ... Jesus Christ; Genealogy, Birth, & Early Life; Fame Among the People

(Luke 2:13; Matthew 28:16-20)


Monday - December 16, 2013 - A Child Dedicated to the Lord - I Samuel 1:21-28

Samuel (I Samuel 1) Samuel & the Nazarite Vow


Tuesday - December 17, 2013 - Blessing the Children of Israel - Numbers 6:22-27


Wednesday - December 18, 2013 - Hope for the Coming One - Isaiah 9:1-5


Thursday - December 19, 2013 - A Ruler from Bethlehem & Judah - Micah 5:1-5


Friday - December 20, 2013 - God's Blessing on David's Descendants - Psalm 18:46-50


Saturday - December 21, 2013 - The Fulness of Time - Galatians 4:1-7


Sunday - December 22, 2013 - The Birth of Jesus (Yeshua) in Bethlehem - Luke 2:1-17


Scripture reference used/taken from: The International Teacher's Handy Bible Encyclopedia/Concordance KJV Precious Promise Bible, KJV Topical Edition Bible, Vine's Expository Dictionary of O.T. & N.T. Words, Zondervan Bible Commentary & Merriam Webster's Deluxe Dictionary 10th Collegiate Edition