To help you remember the story of Jesus’ early life, answer the questions and/or follow the instructions for each day in December, using the Bible references.

1 Who told Mary that she would have a baby? Luke 1:26–33

2 Where was Mary living? Luke 1:26–27

3 Where did Mary go for a visit? Luke 1:39

4 Who was Elizabeth’s son? Luke 1:57–63

5 Where did Mary and Joseph go on their journey? Luke 2:4–5

6 Why did they go there? Luke 2:3–5

7 Who gave the order? Luke 2:1

8 What’s another name for Bethlehem? Luke 2:4

9 Where is Bethlehem? Luke 2:4

10 Why didn’t Mary and Joseph stay in the inn? Luke 2:7

11 Where was Jesus laid? Luke 2:7

12 Who heard about Jesus first? Luke 2:8–12

13 Who told them? Luke 2:9–12

14 What did they do when they heard the good news? Luke 2:15–16

15 What did they do next? Luke 2:17

16 How was the Baby Jesus dressed? Luke 2:12

17 What king ruled Judaea when Jesus was born? Matthew 2:1 [Matt. 2:1]

18 Whom did the king send to find Jesus? Matthew 2:7–8 [Matt. 2:7–8]

19 What was their guide to the boy Jesus? Matthew 2:9 [Matt. 2:9]

20 What gifts did they bring? Matthew 2:11 [Matt. 2:11]

21 What did the dream tell them to not do? Matthew 2:12 [Matt. 2:12]

22 Who spoke to Joseph in a dream? Matthew 2:13 [Matt. 2:13]

23 Where was Joseph to take Mary and Jesus? Matthew 2:13 [Matt. 2:13]

24 How long did they stay there? Matthew 2:15 [Matt. 2:15]

25 Where did they move next? Matthew 2:19–22 [Matt. 2:19–22]

26 In this and the next five blanks, write other names that Jesus was known by. Isaiah 9:6 [Isa. 9:6]

27 Matthew 2:23 [Matt. 2:23]

28 Luke 2:11

29 Matthew 16:13 [Matt. 16:13]

30 Zechariah 9:9 [Zech. 9:9]

31 John 10:11

[illustration] Illustrated by Mike Eagle