Isaiah 7: 10-14

Ahaz, threatened king of Judah, seeking security in human alliances, is given the promise of peace in a child. 

Romans 1: 1-7

Paul spells out in clear and certain language the essence of the Gospel – Jesus, risen fom the dead, is both God and man. 

Matthew 1: 18-24

The story of Mary and Joseph is told, and of the child born to them.