Finding Bethlehem in the Midst of Bedlam

An Advent Study for Children

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Finding Bethlehem in the Midst of Bedlam
Paperback ISBN: 9781501805035
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Published September 2015

Bethlehem always happens in the midst of bedlam.

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 our chaos. God breaks into our noisy disorder 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. That’s what this study is about—how Christ breaks into our chaos and confusion and brings Christmas—how Bethlehem always happens in the midst of bedlam.

The Children’s Study contains five lessons that delve into the Luke account of Jesus's birth through an ADVENTure to find Bethlehem. They will have opportunities to really experience the story of Mary, Joseph, Gabriel, the shepherds, and Jesus. The guide is simple to use, and includes reproducible activities for each session.

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About the Authors

James W. Moore

James W. Moore (1938–2019) was an acclaimed pastor and ordained elder in The United Methodist Church. He led congregations in Jackson, TN; Shreveport, LA; and Houston, TX. The best-selling author of over 40 books, including Yes, Lord, I Have Sinned, But I Have Several Excellent Excuses, he also served as minister-in-residence at Highland Park United Methodist Church.

Brittany Sky

Brittany Sky holds a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Education from Oklahoma City University, and a Master of Arts in Christian Education from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. Brittany is currently the Senior Editor of Children’s Resources. Before coming to The United Methodist Publishing House, Brittany worked as a minister with children and their families in local UM congregations, and taught children’s ministry workshops for the Oklahoma Annual Conference. Brittany is currently the editor of Deep Blue Large Group/Small Group and Deep Blue Rotation Stations, the writer/editor of All Hands on Deck, Deep Blue Basics, Deep Blue Family Devotional, and the Deep Blue Bible Storybook. Brittany continues to explore approaches to Christian Education that create relevant, vibrant experiences with God for kids. Brittany loves reading, chocolate, and her terriers—Charlie and Lily.