In his bestselling book The Case for Christ, Lee Strobel retraced his spiritual journey from atheism to faith by showing how the evidence he obtained from experts in the field of history, archaeology, and ancient manuscripts led him to the verdict that Jesus truly was the Son of God. Now, in this four-week study for Christmas (DVD/digital downloads sold separately), Lee investigates the story surrounding the birth of Jesus--and how we can know that it is true.
In each session, he will explore the following aspects of the Christmas story:
- What the Gospel accounts actually say, what other stories about Jesus' birth emerged in the first through third centuries, and how we can know the biblical accounts are accurate
- The Bible's claim that Jesus was born of a virgin and whether that idea--and other aspects of the Christmas story--developed from the pagan religions of the day
- Some aspects of the Christmas story that don't seem to match with the historical or archaeological record, such as the census, the existence of Nazareth, and the slaughter of the innocents
- The great mystery of the incarnation--how Jesus could be both fully God and fully human at the same time--and how we can know he is truly the promised Messiah
The Case for Christmas invites participants to examine the evidence for themselves and consider why Christmas matters in the first place. It will point them to the inescapable conclusion that Jesus truly was who he said he was: the divine Son of God.
Designed for use with The Case for Christmas Video Study/The Case for Easter Video Study (sold separately).