Bethlehem always happens in the midst of bedlam.
When did Christmas get so chaotic? How about on the very night Jesus was born? We tend to picture softly lowing cows and a warm, cozy stable when we sing Christmas carols, but it couldn’t have been very lyrical. Soldiers marched in the street. People were pushing and shoving. You couldn’t find an empty room and food may have been scarce as well. In short, Bethlehem was the picture of bedlam. But in the midst of confusion and turmoil, God broke through and Jesus was born.
The reintroduction of this five-chapter Advent study, which includes a new Leader Guide, large print edition, and DVD, explores how God can still be heard over our human noise. Each chapter includes questions for reflection and discussion, a brief prayer, a focus for the week, and six daily Bible readings for personal devotional time. Resources for youth and children make this a perfect churchwide or small group Advent study.
The Youth Study is five sessions that help teens experience the hope of
Christ amid the commotion, confusion, and challenges of their day-to-day
lives. Leaders and participants work from the same book, which includes
readings for reflection, a host of age appropriate
teaching-and-learning activities that groups can choose to fit their
needs and setting, and a short devotional reading for each day of the