INTRO: We are looking at the four NT accounts of the life of Christ and going through them in chronological fashion. The first point we looked at was the introduction of the Messiah to the world. We got that from Luke 1:1-5 and John 1:1-18.
We are presently point two of this series, that I have called the preparation of the Messiah for the world. In this section we will see the conception and birth of both John the Baptist and Jesus Christ. After we complete this second point of the preparation of the Messiah for the world, we will go to the third point, The Authentication Of The Messiah To The World. In that section we will see evidence upon evidence that He truly was the Messiah. And between the second and third points we will be missing most of the first 30 years of the lives of both John and Jesus.