Because of Bethlehem Study Guide

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Format: Paperback

Vendor: HarperChristian Resources

Publication Date: September 13, 2016


ISBN: 0310687055

ISBN-13: 9780310687054

Number of Pages: 112

Dimensions: 8.38 × 5.50 (inches)

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For some, Christmas is a time of excitement, celebration, and family, while for others it is a time of loneliness, grief, and loss. No matter what this season holds for you, the promise of Christmas will bring you a lifetime of hope.

In Because of Bethlehem, Max Lucado points out that a remarkable gift can arrive in an unremarkable package. One did in Bethlehem more than 2,000 years ago. No one expected God to come the way he did. Yet the way he came was every bit as important as the coming itself. The manger is the message.

Because of Bethlehem, God knows what it's like to be human. Because of Bethlehem, when we talk to him about tough times, he understands. He's been there. He's been here. Because of Bethlehem, we know he doesn't say, "Clean up before you come in." He offers, "Come in and I'll clean you up." Because of Bethlehem, we no longer have marks on our record...just grace.

In the midst of your hectic Christmas season, Max will help you:

  • Revive your wonder that the One who made everything chose to make himself nothing for us.
  • Rekindle your connection to the Christ of Christmas who offers lasting hope.
  • Lay down your endless Christmas to-do list and receive what Jesus has already done.
  • Heal your heartache by embracing the God who is always near you, always for you, and always in you.

Long after the guests have left, the carolers have gone home, and the lights have come down, may you find enduring hope in the odd, wonderful story of Bethlehem for all seasons of your life.

The Because of Bethlehem Study Guide includes video notes and discussion questions, Bible exploration, an individual application activity, and an Advent practice to complete between meetings.

Sessions include:

  1. God Has a Face
  2. Worship Works Wonders
  3. God Guides the Wise
  4. Every Heart a Manger

Designed for use with Because of Bethlehem/He Chose the Nails Video Study (9780310687849), sold separately. The DVD is a two-disc set for Christmas and Easter.

Author Info

More than 120 million readers have found inspiration and encouragement in the writings of Max Lucado. He lives with his wife, Denalyn, and their mischievous mutt, Andy, in San Antonio, Texas, where he serves the people of Oak Hills Church.

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