Because of Bethlehem

with Max Lucado

Welcome to the Because of Bethlehem Online Bible Study (OBS) with Max Lucado and FaithGateway! We're so glad you're joining us for this Bible study experience in the weeks leading up to Christmas. We have to be intentional about this, don’t we? This study is an invitation to shut out the hustle and bustle of the holidays and focus on the love that came down from Heaven as a tiny baby to dwell among us. Let’s turn on the lamp, curl up in a comfortable spot, and look into the odd, wonderful story of Bethlehem... and find a lifetime of hope.

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A remarkable gift can arrive in an unremarkable package. One did in Bethlehem more than 2,000 years ago. No one expected God to come the way he did. Yet the way he came was every bit as important as the coming itself. The manger is the message. In this four-session video Bible study, Max Lucado explores how the One who made everything chose to make himself nothing for us. He experienced hunger and thirst. He went through the stages of human development. He was taught to walk, stand, and wash his face. He was completely and genuinely human. Because of Bethlehem, we no longer have marks on our record . . . just grace. We have the promise that God is always near us, always for us, always within us—and that we have a friend and Savior in heaven. Long after the guests have left, the carolers have gone home, and the lights have come down, these promises endure.

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