Christmas: The Real Story - Leader
Christmas: The Real Story
Leader Book by Dr. Harry Wendt
The Bible tells a very adult story of Jesus’ birth. Social outcasts and Gentiles were honored witnesses; a powerful king became fearful and murderous. This course explores these issues, and reexamines traditional Western assumptions about the first Christmas in the context of Middle Eastern customs and culture. An ideal study during Advent; also makes a great Christmas gift.
Like other works written by Dr. Harry Wendt, this study uses graphic illustrations to help students understand and remember important concepts and themes. The text is written with bulletpoint paragraphs to highlight key teachings. Each chapter also includes discussion questions at the end to spark group conversation.
Prologue: "The Story Behind the Christmas Story"
Session 1: "Setting the Stage"
Session 2: "The King is Born"
Session 3: "God's New Kingdom Grows"
Session 4: "God's New Kingdom Lasts Forever"
Four units. Paperback, 40 pages.
Related to this study are the accompanying Student Manual and DVD Video.
(in addition to this guide, leaders should order a copy of the student book as well)