Because of Bethlehem Week Three


Welcome to Because of Bethlehem Week Three! We hope you enjoyed last week’s Advent Practice on worship! How did you praise God and make room for Him in your life through worship this week? We want to hear from you!

This week we’re in week three, “God Guides the Wise.”

The star they had seen in the east guided them to Bethlehem. It went ahead of them and stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were filled with joy! — Matthew 2:9-10 NLT

  1. Watch the video for Week 3 – Your video is ready for viewing! You can watch it either on DVD or right here on FaithGateway.
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  2. If you’re meeting with a small group or in a church setting with others, go through the group discussion and questions for Session 3 in your Because of Bethlehem Study Guide (pages 57-68).
  3. Get a head start on on Session 4 Discussion (pages 69-71)
  4. For your individual activity this week, Seek the light of Christ! See pages 72-78 and set aside some time each day for your Advent Practice.

The people who walk in darkness will see a great light. — Isaiah 9:2 NLT

And lastly for this week, I encourage you to take a little extra time to humbly ask God to give you wisdom, to speak to you, to guide you, and then listen up for His reply!

Christmas celebrates God breaking through to our world. He is the pursuer, the teacher, and won’t leave us in the dark. He sends signals and messages: Hope. Life. Love. — Max

This Week’s Photo Challenge

Come share your photos that tell the story of Hope. Life. Love. Take a photo and tag it #BecauseofBethlehem on social media this week. We’ll share some of your images on social media and in next week’s email!

Prayer for the Week

God, thank You for the joy and hope we have in the birth of Jesus! Thank You that You so deeply long for relationship with us. Thank You that You speak to us, guide us, and send us signals and messages of hope, life, and love. Teach us to listen and to see how You are leading us. Give us humble, wise hearts who willingly follow Your lead and rejoice in Your gifts. We love you. Amen.

Let’s Chat

God uses every possible means to communicate with us He wants to help us find our way home. How is God guiding you? How has He shown you or confirmed with you through Scripture His desires, blessings, and gifts for you? Come share with us on our blog!

Laurie McClure

Laurie is a Jesus apprentice, a single mama of five (three homegrown, one Kentuckian, and one Ethiopian), a writer, beach lover, and is addicted to radical grace, Perrier, and yoga pants. Here at FaithGateway she is the editor, the leader of Faith.Full, our women's community, and curator of Devotionals Daily.

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