Finding Bethlehem in the Midst of Bedlam Leader Guide
Christmas or confusion, Bethlehem or bedlam ... Which will you choose this year? The truth is, we don't have to choose, because Christmas always happens right in the midst of our chaos. God breaks into our noisy disorder and is...
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Christmas or confusion, Bethlehem or bedlam ... Which will you choose this year? The truth is, we don't have to choose, because Christmas always happens right in the midst of our chaos. God breaks into our noisy disorder and is made known in Jesus Christ. Christmas and confusion-weren't they intimately related at the first Christmas when Jesus was born? Sometimes we forget that. That's what this study is about-how Christ breaks into our chaos and confusion and brings Christmas-how Bethlehem always happens in the midst of bedlam.
The re-introduction of this all-church Advent study, which features a new Leader Guide and DVD, has five sessions-one for each Sunday of Advent and one for Christmas. 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 during the week.
The Leader Guide is designed to be used alongside the DVD. It will enable a small group leader to facilitate a weekly discussion about Finding Bethlehem in the Midst of Bedlam using the five DVD sessions as its starting point. Questions and activities will guide group participants to discuss and understand each chapter in greater depth. The DVD and Leader Guide are not a substitute for the book, but a guide for discussing the book in small groups.
Joseph Crowe is a freelance editor and writer, a former editor at Abingdon Press, and a graduate of the University of Tennessee. He enjoys traveling, classic movies, and the music of Frank Sinatra. Joseph lives in the Nashville, Tennessee area.
He is senior pastor of St. Luke's in Houston, Texas. He is the author of Yes, Lord, I Have Sinned, But I Have Several Excellent Excuses and Attitude Is Your Paintbrush.