Matthew 2:5-12 (ESV)
5 They [the wise men] told him [Herod], “In Bethlehem of Judea, for so it is written by the prophet:
6 “‘And you, O Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;
for from you shall come a ruler
who will shepherd my people Israel.’”
7 Then Herod summoned the wise men secretly and ascertained from them what time the star had appeared. 8 And he sent them to Bethlehem, saying, “Go and search diligently for the child, and when you have found him, bring me word, that I too may come and worship him.” 9 After listening to the king, they went on their way. And behold, the star that they had seen when it rose went before them until it came to rest over the place where the child was. 10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. 11 And going into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh. 12 And being warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed to their own country by another way.
Earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis, famines, civil wars, corruption, pain, loneliness, desperate and confused people! A confused, convulsed, sick world. A world without hope!
Several years ago, the video clip below was launched and it pictures very well the desperate condition of our world but it also shows who can bring healing to it!
I invite you to watch the video clip “A Thousand Questions” and seriously meditate on its core message!
In the midst of chaos, there is HOPE…
There is a reason to celebrate Christmas!
Towards Excellence wishes you Merry Christmas and a very fruitful New Year!
The following Bible study workshop led by Anne Graham Lotz is courtesy of AnGel Ministries.
This free, online Bible study workshop is designed to lead you on a journey through Scripture to a fresh encounter with Jesus. It can be used for individual or group study. The workshop presents the same 3-question Bible study method that Anne teaches in the workshop session of Just Give Me Jesus revivals.
There are two videos. In Part 1, the Instruction video, Anne explains her 3-Question method of Bible study. In Part 2, the Interactive video, you can be part of a group that is learning to apply what they have learned in Part 1.
Part 1: Instruction on How to Study Your Bible:
Part 2: Interactive Bible Study Workshop:
Use the lessons you have learned from watching the above videos and apply them to your own Journey to Jesus!
- Directions for the “3 Question” Method – download
- Bible Study sample worksheet – download
- Blank worksheet for “3 Question” Method – download
Note: Spanish version of this Bible Study Workshop is available here!
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