What was Jesus’ background? Did God the Father arrange the Old Testament to prepare the way for Jesus as the Messiah?
It is interesting that the one part of Jesus’ life that is most recognized in mainstream American society is His birth. We celebrate Christmas, and despite the concerted and oftentimes angry effort to take Him out of Christmas, He remains an important part, even for many who may not believe much else about Him. Both Matthew and Luke provide valid historical accounts.