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 Form 2 CRE: The Infancy and Early Life of Jesus Lessons

The annunciation of the birth of John the Baptist
- It is important to note that the birth of Jesus was preceded by the birth of John the Baptist.
-The parents of John the Baptist were Zachariah and Elizabeth. They were both righteous before the lord although Elizabeth was a barren. Zechariah was a priest.
-One day as Zechariah was burning incense in the temple, Angel Gabriel appeared to him.
-It was during the reign of king Herod.
-The Angel stood by the right side of the altar.
-Zechariah was filled with fear. -The Angel told him not to be afraid because his prayers had been answered.
-The Angel told him that his wife would bear him a son and the son would be called John. John means God has remembered
-The Angel also gave Zechariah the qualities and work of John.
-Zechariah did not believe the Angel’s message.
-Because of disbelief, the angel told Zechariah that he will remain dumb until the birth of the child.

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