Expectant. Dangerous. Jealous. Faithful. These are the themes used in the Old Testament to describe the layers of God’s character, but then Jesus—God under wraps—took on human flesh and came to live among us to reveal to us what God is really like. Under Wraps will show everyone in your congregation what they can find when they open the true gift of Christmas. This Advent study works well for individuals as well as in group classes. Small group resources including a teaching video, worship ideas and visuals, sermon lead-in videos, and preaching guides are provided for all ages. Additional material on the theme of “Joy” is provided for an optional Christmas week focus.
This Devotional companion volume functions beautifully on its own or as part of the churchwide experience. It offers four weeks of daily devotions, ideal for use during Advent, and includes Scripture, reflections, personal stories and insights, daily challenges, and prayers.