4 B.C. to A.D. 30 – The Life of Christ Jesus
Birth and Childhood
When God decides to fulfill his promise of a savior, he informs a virgin named Mary, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the “Son of God.” Later, God also informs Mary’s fiancé, Joseph, that “what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.”
After Joseph and Mary are married, they travel to Bethlehem. Meanwhile, the time came for Mary’s baby to be born. The promised child is born in a stable of Bethlehem. At the time of his birth, a host of angels announces the event: “Today… a Savior has been born to you.” Eight days later, the child is circumcised and called “Jesus.”
When Jesus is 2 years old, “magi” from the East come to worship him. At the same time, a king named Herod seeks to kill him. As a result, Joseph, Mary, and Jesus flee to Egypt. After Herod’s death, the family returns to live in Nazareth, a city in the province of Galilee. When Jesus is 12 years old, he travels to the temple in Jerusalem. There his words and deeds amazes everyone with his wisdom.