Life, Parables, and Miracles
and Early Life of Christ
IN what promise was a Saviour from sin first revealed?
"And the Lord said unto the serpent, . . . I will put
enmity between thee and the
woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head,
and thou shalt bruise His heel." Gen. 3:14,15.
Through whom was a restoration of the lost dominion promised to Abraham?
"To thee will I give it, and to thy seed forever."
Who was this promised seed?
"He saith not, And to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy
seed, which is Christ." Gal. 3:16.
Where was Christ to be born?
"And. . . he [Herod] demanded of them where Christ should be born.
And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judea." Matt. 2:4-6.
See Micah 5: 2.
Of whom was Christ to be born?
"Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall
call His name Immanuel." Isa. 7:14.
means " God with us." See Matt. 1:23.
Before His birth, what did the angel say to Joseph concerning the naming
of the child?
"And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call His name
Jesus: for He shall save His people from their sins." Matt. 1:21.
At His birth, what message did the angel bring to the shepherds abiding in
"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." Luke 2:10,11.
In what song of praise did a host of angels join?
"And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the
heavenly host praising God, and saying, Glory to God in the highest,
and on earth peace, good will toward men." Verses 13,14.
What prophecy of Isaiah was fulfilled at Christ's birth?
"For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and
the government shall be upon His shoulder." Isa. 9:6.
What did the prophet say His name should be called?
"And His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God,
The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His
government and peace there shall be no end." Verses 6,7.
What did the devout Simeon say when he saw the child Jesus?
"And when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for Him after
the custom of the law, then took he Him up in his arms, and blessed God,
and said, Lord, now lettest Thou Thy servant depart in peace, according to
Thy word: for mine eyes have seen Thy salvation, which Thou hast prepared
before the face of all people, a light to lighten the Gentiles, and the
glory of Thy people Israel." Luke 2:27-32.
How did the aged prophetess Anna express herself at the sight of Jesus?
"And she coming in that instant gave thanks likewise unto the
Lord, and spake of Him to all them that looked for redemption in
Jerusalem." Verse 38.
What did the wise men of the East do when they had found Jesus?
"When they were come into the house, they saw the young child with
Mary His mother, and fell down, and worshiped Him: and when they
had opened their treasures, they presented unto Him gifts; gold, and
frankincense, and myrrh." Matt. 2:11.
How came Jesus to live for a time in Egypt?
"And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared
to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child, and His
mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word:
for Herod will seek the young child to destroy Him." Verse 13.
How does the revelator describe this satanic desire to destroy Christ?
"And the dragon stood before the woman which was ready to be
delivered, for to devour her child as soon as it was born." Rev.
By what means did Herod seek to destroy Christ?
"Then Herod, when he saw that he was mocked of the wise men, was
exceeding wroth, and sent forth, and slew all the children that were in
Bethlehem, and in all the coasts thereof, from two years old and
under." Matt. 2:16.
After Herod's death, where did Joseph and his family live?
"And he came and dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that
it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophets, He shall be called
a Nazarene." Verse 23.
What is said of Christ's childhood and early life?
"And the child grew, and waxed strong in spirit,
filled with wisdom: and the grace of God was upon Him. . . .
And He went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject, unto
them." Luke 2:40-51.
Upon returning from a feast at Jerusalem, how came Joseph and Mary to lose
Jesus when He was twelve years old?
"But they, supposing Him to have been in the company, went
a day's journey; and they sought Him among their kinsfolk and
acquaintance. And when they found Him not, they turned back again to
Jerusalem, seeking Him." Verses 44,45.
how many lose Jesus today. They suppose He is in their company, but
do not see to it that He is with them personally. Through
carelessness it takes but a day to lose Him; but, when once lost, it
sometimes takes days of sorrowful searching, as it did Joseph and Mary, to
find Him again.
What was Jesus doing when they found Him?
"And it came to pass, that after three days they found Him in the
temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, both hearing them, and
asking them questions." Verse 46.
How did His questions and answers impress those who heard Him?
"And all that heard Him were astonished at His understanding and
answers." Verse 47.
With what words do the Scriptures conclude the record of Christ's early
"And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and
man." Verse 52.
early life is a pattern for all children and youth. It was marked by
respect and love for His mother. He was obedient to His parents, and kind
to all. He hated sin, and to every temptation turned a deaf ear. He sought
to understand the reason of things, and so increased in knowledge and
wisdom. He was sympathetic and tender-hearted, and ever ready to relieve
the oppressed, the sorrowing, and the suffering. If we love Christ, we
shall love to talk of Him; our sweetest thoughts will be of Him; and by
beholding Him we shall be changed into the same image. See note on
question 17. of Chapter 20. of this book.
to Thee, eternal Lord,
Clothed in a garb of flesh and blood;
Choosing a manger for Thy throne,
While worlds on worlds are Thine alone!
the skies before Thee bow;
A Virgin's arms contain Thee now:
Angels, who did in Thee rejoice,
Now listen to Thine infant voice..
child, Thou art our guest,
That weary ones in Thee may rest;
Forlorn and lowly is Thy birth,
That we may rise to heaven from earth.
in the darksome night
To make us children of the light;
To make us, in the realms divine,
Like Thine own angels round Thee shine.
for us Thy love hath done;
By this to Thee our life is won;
For this we tune our cheerful lays,
And tell our thanks in songs of praise.
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