Presented this study with a Men's Bible Study group and it was well received by all. Even though this group is a seasoned group of Christian men and they have heard the Christmas story many times throughout their lives, it was interesting to all in the group. Why, because Pastor Kyle presents the story offering us insight on the human condition of Joseph and Mary. He takes some liberties to fill in how Joseph and Mary (being human) may have felt during this miracle from God. But it doesn't water down God's Word in the process instead it sets thought provoking moments for us to ponder and to go further in God's Word. I can't say enough about the gift that God has given to Pastor Kyle as a Teaching Pastor. Our men's group has viewed and studied a few other works created by Pastor Kyle and once again we were NOT disappointed. The presentation is also very well put together to reach a new Christian or a person curious to know more about the Lord. Anxiously awaiting his next work or release.
Our adult Sunday School class is currently going through this study and it is excellent!! Well produced and presented. Every episode prompts you to think about elements of the Christmas story as you never have before. That's exactly what we wanted to help our class think a little deeper and a little differently through a very familiar story. Every episode also has very moving moments that allow you to see the humanness of Mary and Joseph and the other characters. Highly recommend it.
As the teacher of the adult Sunday School class at our church we were looking for something different to study during the Christmas season. I have to say this is one of the best studies we have ever done. The video's have put a new aspect on the Christmas season that many of us have never thought about. The points that Kyle speaks about in the videos are very thought provoking and make for great discussion. Every Sunday when the video is over, I have people saying "let's watch another one". The only thing I would say is that we also bought the participant study guide that goes with the video and we haven't used them much. Knowing what I know now, I probably wouldn't have bought the participant guide. Our class is about 50 minutes long and by the time we watch the video and have discussion about it, we don't have time to even look at the books. I would definitely recommend this study for a small group. We are now even looking at doing The Easter Experience during the Easter season.