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How Jesus Became The One Who Remained True To Himself

The Journey Inward


Last updated 12/16/2020 at 8:02pm

Christmas is a celebration of the birth of Jesus, and rightly so. We remember the familiar story.

By a decree from Emperor Augustus, Jewish citizens were required to register so Roman authorities could determine how much to tax a particular region. Joseph, whose family had come from Bethlehem in Luke’s depiction of the events, had no choice but to go with his pregnant wife, Mary, on the long journey to Bethlehem. Upon arrival they found no room in the inn. The only shelter available was a stable, and there Mary gave birth to Jesus.

The birth narrative begins the unfolding story of som...

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