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At the very first Christmas - the birth of Jesus - an angel announced three things.
In those three statements of the angel, we find the three purposes of Christmas.
The three sessions on this DVD looks at each of those purposes: 1. Christmas is a time for celebration 2. Christmas is a time for salvation 3. Christmas is a time for reconciliation. The Purpose of Christmas DVD Pack includes both the DVD and The Purpose of Christmas DVD Study Guide.
Publication Date: 2008
The Purpose of Christmas DVD Study for groups and families features three sessions taught by Rick Warren on why we celebrate Christmas and how it can change our lives forever. At the very first Christmas the birth of Jesus an angel announced three things. In those three statements of the angel, we find the three purposes of Christmas. The three sessions on this DVD looks at each of those purposes: 1. Christmas is a time for celebration 2. Christmas is a time for salvation 3. Christmas is a time for reconciliation The Purpose of Christmas DVD Pack includes both the DVD and The Purpose of Christmas DVD Study Guide.
As founding pastor of Saddleback Church with his wife, Kay, Dr. Rick Warren leads a 30,000-member congregation in California with campuses in major cities around the world. As an author, his book The Purpose Driven Life has been called the bestselling non-fiction hardback in publishing history by Publishers Weekly, having sold more than 33 million copies. As a theologian, he has lectured at Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, University of Judaism, and dozens of universities and seminaries. As a global strategist he advises world leaders and has spoken to the United Nations, US Congress, Davos Economic Forum, TED, Aspen Institute, and numerous parliaments. Rick has also founded the Global PEACE Plan, which Plants churches of reconciliation, Equips leaders, Assists the poor, Cares for the sick, and Educates the next generation in 196 countries. You can listen to Pastor Ricks Daily Hope, his daily 25-minute audio teaching, or sign up for his free daily devotionals at PastorRick.com.
- Session 1: Christmas is a time for celebration
- Session 2: Christmas is a time for salvation
- Session 3: Christmas is a time for reconciliation.
mom of 44 Stars Out Of 5mom of 4December 20, 2016mom of 4Quality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4This was a nice fiil-in for December before Christmas for our adult Sunday school class. I didnt give 5 stars just because it was basic knowledge about the Christmas story, but we all need to be reminded of the basics.
Victoria2 Stars Out Of 5Need Book to Go With It - Not In DepthDecember 18, 2015VictoriaQuality: 3Value: 2Meets Expectations: 1I was truly disappointed with this study. From reading the description and information online it seemed as if you did not have to have the Purpose of Christmas book and that this could be a stand alone DVD/Workbook study. Although it is literally possible to do this study without reading the book, it is extremely basic and not what my group was looking for at all. The biggest draw was that it was a 3 week study which was all we needed but I would not recommend you choose this one unless you are a new believer or only wanting the most basic principles about your faith.
MonikaAge: 45-54Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5January 2, 2014MonikaAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 4Meets Expectations: 4I was pleased with The Purpose of Christmas study. Our bible study enjoyed listening to Rick Warren. He is easy to follow along with and get the true meaning across.
mingflowerBritish Columbia CanadaAge: Over 65Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5good self evaluationDecember 6, 2013mingflowerBritish Columbia CanadaAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 4Interesting what ones perception of this Bible study will be. However we all agreed that it turned out to be more much more than we thought it would be. Great for using the mind and re-evaluate the Purpose of Christmas. Would recommend it for everyone. Great dollar value as well. We are busy planning our birthday party for Jesus.
CharlieGreenville, TexasAge: Over 65Gender: male4 Stars Out Of 5Limited Resource for Advent Bible StudyNovember 12, 2013CharlieGreenville, TexasAge: Over 65Gender: maleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4The DVD and Study Guide are Good Resources for conducting an Advent Bible Study. They are a very limited resource if not combined with the associated Book, The Purpose of Christmas.
Ask a Question▼▲
Q: How many minutes are each video?
There are 3 sessions.
Session 1 is 14 minutes, session 2 is 15 minutes and session 3 is 24 minutes long.
Q: Is Rick Warren's "The Purpose of Christmas" good for a middle school group?
This study is geared more for adults so some of the application questions would be difficult for young people with little life experience to answer.
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