By Charles R. Swindoll
The area replaced without end one Bethlehem evening. Best-selling writer Charles R. Swindoll invitations us to relax and revel in his own and fascinating retelling of the 1st Christmas tale. Combining either regal secret and humble human event, the e-book specializes in 4 significant characters: Gabriel, Mary, Joseph, and Immanuel. A Bethlehem Christmas presents biblical perception with the center and heat of a talented storyteller to deliver what occurred on the nativity to life and renew the cheerful desire of Christmas.
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Extra resources for A Bethlehem Christmas: Celebrating the Joyful Season
Be sure to explain what makes them examples of good or bad risk. QUESTION 3: Is “gladly making others glad in God” identical to loving others? If that is to be our goal in life, how does it relate to other goals in life that we have discussed in previous lessons like “Boast only in the cross” and “Pursue the glory of God”? DAY 2: EXPLODING MYTHS AND TAKING RISKS Read from page 79 to the middle of page 89 in Don’t Waste Your Life and answer the following questions. indd 61 10/3/06 2:16:56 PM Don't Waste Your Life Study the following passage.
QUESTION 4: Which parts of this description strike you as a tragedy? Do you agree with John Piper that this is a wasted life? Why or why not? indd 39 10/3/06 2:16:51 PM Don't Waste Your Life Study the following passage. PHILIPPIANS 3:7-8 7 But whatever gain I had, I counted as loss for the sake of Christ. 8 Indeed, I count everything as loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord. For his sake I have suffered the loss of all things and count them as rubbish, in order that I may gain Christ.
ROMANS 5:2-4 2 Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God. 3 More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, 4 and endurance produces character, and character produces hope. ” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 1 THESSALONIANS 2:19-20 19 For what is our hope or joy or crown of boasting before our Lord Jesus at his coming?
A Bethlehem Christmas: Celebrating the Joyful Season by Charles R. Swindoll