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 confusion. God breaks into the confusion 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. But that's what this study is about - how Christ breaks into our confusion and brings Christmas, how Bethlehem always happens in the midst of bedlam.
The study contains five sessions to help teens experience the hope of Christ amid the commotion, confusion, and challenges of their day-to-day lives. The book includes readings for reflection, a host of age-appropriate teaching and learning activities that groups can choose to fit their needs and setting, a short devotional reading for each day of the Advernt season, and leader helps.
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