The Christmas Story: Scripture from the Gospels and the Prophets Here is the story of Jesus' birth and the fulfillment of Old Testament prophecies in a beautiful ebook that can be used as a handout at Christmas and as a Bible study to use during Advent. Using traditional wording from Matthew and Luke's Gospels, and beautiful full-color art, this ebook starts with the angelic announcement of John the Baptist's birth and the angel Gabriel's visit to Mary. It continues with Mary and Joseph traveling to Nazareth, the birth of Jesus, and the visitation of the shepherds and the Wise Men. It ends with the Gospel story and a forward look toward Christ's second coming. This beautiful ebook will be treasured. Contains suggestions for Advent celebrations and traditional suggested readings; also includes suggestions for using the ebook as a Christmas program script. Ideas for Use Questions for Discussion or Journaling: acRead qThe Advent of Hopeq (panels 1-4). In the New Testament, John the Baptist fulfills the role of Elijah (also known as Elias in some Bible versions). What did the ancient biblical prophecies say he would do and why? acHow did Jesus fulfill Psalm 89:3-4? What is the connection between Jesus and King David? acHow did Mary respond to the angel's message? How did Joseph respond? How does the Lord deal with our own confusion in life? acRead qThe Advent of Peaceq (panels 5-6). In those days, the most powerful man in the world was Caesar Augustus. Look at the Old Testament prophecies. How is Jesus similar and different from Caesar? You may want to compare their status in society, their wealth and power, and their effect on future societies. Both would bring a kind of peace to the world. How would you describe the differences? acRead qThe Advent of Joyq (panels 8-9). King Herod of Judea was one of the most ruthless rulers of the time. As a baby, Jesus had powerful enemies and his life was in danger. How did God protect him? Many people expected Jesus to be the Messiah for the Jewish people only, but God's plan was to bless the entire world. How do we see hints in these Scriptures. acRead qThe Advent of Loveq (panels 10-11). The Christmas story is more than the story of a tiny baby. Jesus was sent to earth to qseek and saveq us. How was Jesus similar to us? How is he different? acRead Isaiah 53:5-6. What was the greater purpose for Jesus' life? How did he redeem us? Why is Jesus good news for all people? acAt the time of Jesus' birth there was war and destruction. Within a few years of Jesus' death, Jerusalem and the Temple were destroyed. What hope does Jesus bring to a dark world?, br/gacJesus died, rose again, and ascended into heaven where he intercedes with the Father on our behalf. What is our response to Jesus? What claim does he have on our lives? Have you ever asked him to forgive your sins and be Messiah and king of your life?For Bible Studies, Small Groups, New Member Classes Glossy, full color, 14- page pamphlets with hundreds of facts. Tabernacle, Temple Feasts of Israel ... Pursuing 24 reascnsof --.-- Christianity fifilfl to Narnia to Know Jesus abstinence: 12 I;anbsp;...
|Title||:||Christmas Story in Prophecy|
|Publisher||:||Rose Publishing Inc - 2013-12-06|