Directions: Read the specified passages and then answer the questions in another color or in bold. Matthew 2:1-12
Who arrives in this passage and where were they from?
The Magi arrive in this passage. They are arriving in Jerusalem from the east. According to CCC 528, what is the meaning of their coming?
According to CCC 528, their coming means that pagans can discover Jesus and worship him as Son of God and Savior of the world only by turning towards the Jews and receiving from them the messianic promise as contained in the Old Testament. What prophecy does Matthew cite in vs. 6, and where is it in the Old Testament? (see the footnote) ‘And you, Bethlehem, land of Judah,
are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;
since from you shall come a ruler,
who is to shepherd my people Israel.’”
This is found in the Book of Micah (5:1)
What 3 gifts did the Magi bring?
The Magi brought gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
In what city does the birth of Christ take place and why?
The birth of Christ takes place in Bethlehem. This is because Mary and Joseph had to travel there for the census. Describe the conditions in which Christ was born.
He was born and wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger. Since Christ could have chosen any conditions in which to be born, what do you think your answer to #2 reveals to us about Christ? It reveals that Christ is modest, meek, and humble.
To whom do the angels announce Christ’s birth?
The angels announce Christ’s birth to shepherds in the region. What are the words of the hymn that the angels sing as they rejoice at the birth of Christ? “Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” Luke 3:23-38
As you read Luke’s genealogy, list all the names of people we’ve covered in class. Joseph, Levi, Judah, David, Jesse, Amminadab, Perez, Judah, Jacob, Isaac, Abraham, Terah, Peleg, Shem, Noah, Lamech, Enoch, Seth, Adam, and...
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