This is a 32 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on Religion - The Christmas Story, Part 3 - The Birth of Jesus. Each of the slides are editable so you can modify the slides of the presentation as you need to.
For Christians, the Christmas Story is the beginning of the story of the remarkable man Jesus the Christ. It is short with little fanfare. Of the 27 books in the New Testament part of the Bible, the story is only told in the books written by Matthew and Luke, two of Jesus' followers and friends. In Matthew, the story is told in 2 out of the 28 chapters and in Luke, it is told in 2 chapters out 24. Both Matthew and Luke, finish their telling of the story with Joseph, Mary and Jesus returning to Nazareth to live.
To Christians, one of the most important things about Christmas is what 'Christmas' really means. That Jesus was not only born, as told in the Christmas story, but that, when he became a man, Jesus willingly died to take away all our sins and bring us closer to God. Then he came back to life 3 days later as told in the Easter Story.
Joseph & Mary were required to journey to Bethlehem to satisfy Caesar Augustus, recently ordered census. While there she went into labor, but struggled to find a place to birth her baby. Eventually the found a stable and Jesus was born.
A “host” of angels appeared to a group of shepherds the same night and they immediately set out to find the baby. Having seen the new baby, the Bible says "...they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them."
Unfortunately, for some the Wise Men were NOT present that night as depicted in most nativity scenes. They appeared to Jesus sometime later when he was in a house. They paid homage to Jesus and presented him with expensive gifts. Learning that Herod was seeking to kill all newborn babies, they left without telling Herod where he could find the baby Jesus.
The presentation covers the following;
Section 1: The Story in the Bible
Where Did They Stay?
When Was Jesus Born?
The Feast of Tabernacles
Section 2: The Shepherds
The Story in the Bible (2)
A “Host” of Angels
The Migdal Eder Theory
They Spread the Word
Section 3: The Wise Men
The Story in the Bible (3)
The Wise Men
The Star of Bethlehem
The Wise Men Identified
Presenting the Gifts
Herod & the Wise Men
End of Presentation
This is one of many power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading, religion and is the third of four presentations on the Biblical account of Christmas.