A good choice for Advent! Featuring beautiful artwork by John August Swanson plus commentary by premier Bible scholars (e.g., Thomas Long, Carol Newsome), here are six brief reflections on passages from Matthew and Luke: a visit; the nativity; the shepherds; epiphany; presentation in the temple; and flight into Egypt. Approx. 50 minutes.
A Thrill of Hope is a DVD study designed for use in Sunday School classes, small-group studies, and other church group gatherings. Discussion Guide sold separately (9781606740903).
This 50-minute DVD-based study presents the familiar story of Christmas as told in the gospels of Matthew and Luke. Each scripture passage is illustrated and interpreted in the stunning artwork of John August Swanson along with commentary by some of Americas premier biblical scholars, names such as Dr. Thomas A. Long, Dr. Michael Joseph Brown, Dr. Carol A. Newsom and more.
The study is divided into six one hour sessions with a 7-minute video for each chapter. Each video featuring a passage of a Scripture, commentary by the scholars, and a Swanson work of art based on that passage. Included are:
A Visit (Luke 1:26-38)
The Nativity (Luke 2:1-7)
The Shepherds (Luke 2:8-20)
Epiphany ((Matthew 2:1-12)
Presentation in the Temple (Luke 2:21-40)
Flight into Egypt (Matthew 2:13-15)
Along with the DVD, the discussion guide has suggested questions and beautiful full-color artwork. Youll want a discussion guide for each participant, making it perfect for group study during Advent.
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