/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// // // /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// var title="WISE MEN FROM THE EAST"; var title2="Lesson 4"; var max=20; Text=new Array(max); aposstr=new String; speechstr=new String; aposstr="'"; speechstr='"'; for (var x=0; x<=max; x++) { Text[x]=""; } Text[0]=' 1. In a far away country many miles from Bethlehem, lived some wise men. Every night they studied the stars.' Text[1]=' 2. "Oh, look! a new star," one said one night as they looked at the sky. "I have never seen such a bright star before."' Text[2]=' 3. "God is telling us that His Son is born," another said as they looked at the Bible scrolls. "We must go to Jerusalem at once and find Him. We will take our best gifts and worship Him," they all said.' Text[3]=' 4. Quickly they loaded their camels with food that they would need on the long trip to Jerusalem.' Text[4]=' 5. The wise men traveled through the hot sandy desert.' Text[5]=' 6. From time to time they stopped at a desert well to give their camels a drink of water.' Text[6]=' 7. After many days the wise men came to the city of Jerusalem.' Text[7]=' 8. In the city, the wise men asked, "Where is the Christ child for all the people? We have traveled from afar and have come to worship Him, the new born king."' Text[8]=' 9. "Where is the Christ child, the new born king?" the wise men kept asking. People became worried but no one could tell them where to go.' Text[9]=' 10. Someone told King Herod about the wise men who were looking for the new born king. Herod was troubled for he wanted to keep on being king himself."' Text[10]=' 11. King Herod sent for the teachers of the Jews. "Where do the Scriptures say the promised Christ will be born?", he asked.' Text[11]=' 12. "In Bethlehem in the land of Judah," said one as he read from the Bible scrolls. "This is what the prophet Micah foretold long ago."' Text[12]=' 13. King Herod sent for the wise men and told them, "You will find the child in Bethlehem."' Text[13]=' 14. "But remember, when you have found him, come back and tell me so that I can go worship Him too."' Text[14]=' 15. "The star is showing us the way," the wise men said as they left Jerusalem. So they followed the star to Bethlehem.' Text[15]=' 16. Soon the star stopped over the house where the young child lived. "May we see the Christ child," they asked. "We have followed the star from afar. We have brought our love gifts and have come to worship Him."' Text[16]=' 17. The wise men went into the house with Joseph. There they saw the young child with Mary His mother.' Text[17]=' 18. The wise men kneeled down before the Christ child and worshipped Him. They thanked God for sending His Son to be the Savior of the world.' Text[18]=' 19. Then they presented their love gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.' Text[19]=' 20. The wise men went back to their home another way. God had told them not to go back and tell wicked King Herod."' // *** POSITIONING AND STYLES ********************************************* //**DO NOT EDIT THIS ***** //*********************** //************************