"Joseph son of David, don’t be afraid to take Mary as your wife, because the child she carries was conceived by the Holy Spirit."
Birth of Jesus
18 This is how the birth of Jesus Christ took place. When Mary his mother was engaged to Joseph, before they were married, she became pregnant by the Holy Spirit. 19 Joseph her husband was a righteous man. Because he didn’t want to humiliate her, he decided to call off their engagement quietly. 20 As he was thinking about this, an angel from the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “ Joseph son of David, don’t be afraid to take Mary as your wife, because the child she carries was conceived by the Holy Spirit. 21 She will give birth to a son, and you will call him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins. ” 22 Now all of this took place so that what the Lord had spoken through the prophet would be fulfilled:
( Emmanuel means “ God with us. ” )
24 When Joseph woke up, he did just as an angel from God commanded and took Mary as his wife. 25 But he didn’t have sexual relations with her until she gave birth to a son. Joseph called him Jesus.
"EXPERIENCE A CLOSER WALK WITH GOD THROUGH A STUDY OF 3:16 VERSES "
From the experiences of Abraham and Moses, to Jesus' life on earth, to the return of the Lord, Scripture reveals a tremendous amount to believers on how to live a life of devotion to God. Author Jennifer Devlin wants every Christian to know the magnitude of God's merciful plan for our salvation, and how every portion of the Bible fits together to reveal His plan for mankind. In Life Principles for Christ-Like Living, Jennifer offers a deeper understanding of key concepts and how they relate to the Christ-like life. Many of these key concepts are found in different "3:16" verses throughout the Bible, and a different "3:16" verse will be examined in each week's lesson. readers examining these key verses will learn to discover how events of Jesus'time on earth fit so clearly with who they are in Him, and they will discover that the acions, encouragements, and corrections from Jesus and His disciples have a great impact on how they are to live in Him. Study participants will recognize the dangers of complacency and will prayerfully find a passion for their Lord and His word that will extend far beyond this twelve-week- study.