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The shepherds


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 Shepherds
And there were shepherds living out in the fields near by, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.”

Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,

“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men on whom his favour rests.”

When the angels had left them and gone into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let’s go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has told us about.”

So they hurried off and found Mary and Joseph, and the baby, who was lying in the manger. When they had seen him, they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them.

But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.

The shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, which were just as they had been told.

Luke 2:8-20

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What is the original story behind Christmas? In eight short episodes, we follow the story of Jesus’ birth in the words of the Bible. To find out more about The Nativity Story film, visit the official website.

All film images on this page are from The Nativity Story © New Line Cinema Productions.

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arrow Introduction

arrow The angel Gabriel

arrow Visiting Elizabeth

arrow Mary's song

arrow Joseph's doubt

arrow Going to Bethlehem

arrow The shepherds

arrow The Magi

arrow Escaping Bethlehem

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