A remarkable gift can arrive in an unremarkable package. One did in Bethlehem more than 2000 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.
In this four-session video Bible study, Max Lucado explores how the One who made everything chose to make himself nothing for us. He experienced hunger and thirst. He went through the stages of human development. He taught to walk, stand and wash his face. He was completely and genuinely human.
Because of Bethlehem, we no longer have marks on our record…just grace. We have the promise that God is always near us, always with us, always within us – and that we have a friend and Savior in heaven. Long after the guests have left, the carolers have gone home, and the lights have come down, these promises endure.
Sunday Mornings beginning at 11am
December 2 – God Has a Face
The Word became flesh and blood, and moved into the neighborhood. ~ John 1:14
December 9 – Worship Works Wonders
Oh, how my soul praises the Lord. How my spirit rejoices in God my Savior! For the Mighty One is holy, and he has done great things for me. ~ Luke 1:46-47, 49
December 16 -God Guides the Wise
The star they had seen in the east guided them to Bethlehem. It went ahead of them and stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were filled with joy! ~ Matthew 2:9-10
December 23 – Every Heart a Manger
For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life. ~ John 3:16