The Nativity Story showcases the powerful story of Jesus' birth in a sweeping yet intimate film. Beautifully rendered by director Catherine Hardwicke from a screenplay written by Mike Rich, the film offers contrasting pictures of those who trust in God and those who don't, presents various images of the journey of faith, and reveals God's faithfulness in keeping his promises to his people, even in highly unexpected ways.
This discussion guide will help you connect with the nativity story by reflecting on the miraculous events of God's incarnation and the powerful models of faith for us today.
• Movie Summary
• Discussing the Scenes
—Belief vs. Unbelief
(Luke 1:5–22, 26–45)
—The Journey of Faith
(Psalm 56:3–4; 121:1–8; Proverbs 14:12, 31; 19:21; Hebrews 11:1)
(1 Kings 19:1–13; Luke 1:46–55)
• As the Credits Roll
The Nativity Story (New Line Cinema, 2006), rated PG.
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