The First Christmas

Posted: December 17, 2020 in Uncategorized

Today’s Inspire Newscast is a very special one, coming out a week before Christmas. It’s the whole story of Christmas from beginning to end in chronological order.

We’ve probably all heard bits of the story each year, as well as a whole lot of other stories about elves and Santa, and all sorts of other magical creatures. But I suspect that most of us haven’t head the whole story that’s recorded in Matthew and Luke’s Gospels in the Bible.

My friend Dr Richard Moore, a Greek and New Testament scholar who taught me Greek 40 years ago, has translated the New Testament into Australian English and has produced a unique translation of The First Christmas. Members of the congregation of Perth Baptist Church have brought the story to life in their own reading of Dr Moore’s translation.

While the entire reading goes for 24 minutes, I would like to encourage you to grab a coffee and take the time to listen to the story right through to the end. It’s a wonderful story that needs to be heard in a year when most of us need a message of hope.

Having said that, it’s not always an easy story to hear. There’s references to genocide, refugees, political treachery and homelessness, so be warned, this isn’t a nice story about a cute baby and cuddly lambs.

Please share this video on your socials so that as many people as possible get to hear it.

Comments
  1. Shirley RUSSELL says:

    Thanks Rob for this. Makes the Christmas story makes sense.

    Trust all is well at your place.

    Happy Christmas to you and Robyn.

    Love

    Shirley xo

    On Thu, Dec 17, 2020 at 3:07 PM INSPIRE NEWSCAST wrote:

    > Rob Douglas posted: ” https://youtu.be/nGxWSBNQgQE Today’s Inspire > Newscast is a very special one, coming out a week before Christmas. It’s > the whole story of Christmas from beginning to end in chronological order. > We’ve probably all heard bits of the story each year,” >

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