Infusion Bible eStudies are downloadable small group studies that can be read online, printed, or emailed. Each study includes a leader guide and a study guide and is suitable for a one-hour group Bible study.
Listen...to the words of the Scripture, and in them discover God's message for you today.
Look...at a brief verbal snapshot from the scrapbook of contemporary life and discover its connection both to you and to the Scripture passage.
Live...inside the Scripture to discover its context and message; then allow the Scripture to come alive in you and cause you to live out your faith in new and more-effective ways.
Read an excerpt from this study below.
While this Bible Lesson takes us back to the events surrounding Jesus’ birth, it is not the traditional Christmas story from Luke or Matthew. It is not the story of dreams and travels, of censuses or inns. Nor is it the story of a virgin and a baby or of angels singing on the hillside. These details narrate the opening moments of the familiar Christmas story of the Incarnation, the life history of God in human form.
The history of the Incarnation goes beyond its historical details, however. There is also the theological meaning of the Incarnation, as well as questions about how the Incarnation creates or shapes our faith in God. How does God’s incarnation in Jesus change our relationship with God, with one another, and with the universe in which we live?
For answers, we would do well to turn to the Gospel According to John.