Tuesday, 18 December 2018

Advent 18 - Herod summoning priests and scribes



Matthew 2:3-6 English Standard Version (ESV)

When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him;and assembling all the chief priests and scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Christ was to be born. They told him, “In Bethlehem of Judea, for so it is written by the prophet:
“‘And you, O Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
    are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;
for from you shall come a ruler
    who will shepherd my people Israel.’”

Monday, 17 December 2018

The Wisemen came from the East ...



Matthew 2:1-2 English Standard Version (ESV)

The Visit of the Wise Men

Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”

Sunday, 16 December 2018

Advent Day 16 -



It's  a bit of a longer passage today...

Luke 2:21-35 English Standard Version (ESV)

21 And at the end of eight days, when he was circumcised, he was called Jesus, the name given by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.

Jesus Presented at the Temple

22 And when the time came for their purification according to the Law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord 23 (as it is written in the Law of the Lord, “Every male who first opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord”) 24 and to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the Law of the Lord, “a pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.” 25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 26 And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord's Christ. 27 And he came in the Spirit into the temple, and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him according to the custom of the Law, 28 he took him up in his arms and blessed God and said,
29 “Lord, now you are letting your servant depart in peace,
    according to your word;
30 for my eyes have seen your salvation
31     that you have prepared in the presence of all peoples,
32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles,
    and for glory to your people Israel.”
33 And his father and his mother marveled at what was said about him. 34 And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, “Behold, this child is appointed for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that is opposed 35 (and a sword will pierce through your own soul also), so that thoughts from many hearts may be revealed.”




Saturday, 15 December 2018

Advent Day 15

Luke 2: 20 And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all they had heard and seen, as it had been told them.



Friday, 14 December 2018

Advent Day 14 - Mary treasured up all these things



Luke 2: 17 And when they saw it, they made known the saying that had been told them concerning this child. 18 And all who heard it wondered at what the shepherds told them. 19 But Mary treasured up all these things, pondering them in her heart.

Thursday, 13 December 2018

Advent 13 - The Shepherds go to see Jesus




Luke 2: 15 
When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.”
 16 And they went with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby lying in a manger.



the lineart (a bit rough as once again I started to colour the image before I took the photo.. oops!)....

Wednesday, 12 December 2018

Advent Day 12

And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God 
and saying:

“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased”





Here is today's lineart for colouring in ...