James Tissot. Public Domain

I hope you have enjoyed and been enlightened by Episodes 1 and 2 of the Drama of the Christmas Story series.  In this re-telling of the Greatest Story Ever Told, I have tried to be faithful to the facts as the New Testament records them for us, and yet tell the story in a fresh and exciting way.  Since many people are busy during the Christmas season, I have broken my telling of the story into four segments. Episode 1 gives the backstory behind the birth of Jesus.  If you haven’t had the chance to hear it, here are the links to the previous two episodes, which I recommend listening to as a prelude to this one.


Episode 1: https://sites.libsyn.com/451119/the-drama-of-the-christmas-story-episode-1

Episode 2: https://sites.libsyn.com/451119/the-drama-of-the-christmas-story-episode-2

I call this third episode, “The Late-term Catastrophe”.  On top of the burden of an out-of-wedlock pregnancy and near end to their marriage, Mary and Joseph must face an arduous journey to fulfill the census requirements of the Roman occupiers.  In Bethlehem, the ancestral town of both Mary and Joseph, Mary’s child the Messiah of Israel and the Savior of the world would be born according to all that the prophets foretold.  Here is the link: https://sites.libsyn.com/451119/the-drama-of-the-christmas-story-episode-3. Enjoy!

Michael Bogart