In this episode of Witnessing Christ from the New Testament, Casey and Jon walk through Luke 2 and Matthew 2
This podcast episode covers the following:
- Luke 2:1–52
- The Birth of Jesus
- Jesus Presented at the Temple
- The Boy Jesus at the Temple
- Matthew 2:1–23
- The Magi Visit the Messiah
- The Escape to Egypt
- The Return to Nazareth
Key concepts in this episode include:
- Why do the writers include historical context?
- Names (and naming) of Jesus
- How do we see humility in these chapters?
- How do we elevate God in these stories as we witness?
- How will our LDS friends look at Luke 2 and Matthew 2 differently?
Links & Resources
- For a better understanding of how Christianity and Mormonism look at the same words differently, request a copy of Dictionary of Mormonese.
- Read and share the article “What is Christmas All About” with your LDS friends, which places the focus squarely on Jesus.
- If you have not yet registered for the Truth in Love online community, enroll now to gain access to all of our courses, resources, and more.
- Click here to download a Bible Study outline to use with your Mormon friends, family, and missionaries.
Share the Truth in Love
Share this conversation starter with your LDS friend:
God never does exactly what we’d expect. As we read Luke 2, we’re reminded that the King of the Universe is full of surprises.
Not only was our powerful God brought down to be fully human, but as a baby, he was placed in a feeding trough (Luke 2:7). His first visitors were not kings or lords, but were humble shepherds (Luke 2:16)!
Do you know the best surprise? It’s found in his name, “Jesus.” The name “Jesus” literally means “the LORD saves.” God, in his amazing love, sent his only Son to be sacrificed for you. All he asks is that you believe and trust in him. Now, that’s the best surprise of all.