Witnessing Christ from the New Testament: Episode 2 — Matthew 2, Luke 2 - Truth in Love Ministry


Witnessing Christ from the New Testament: Episode 2 — Matthew 2, Luke 2

Episode Summary

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?

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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. 


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