Legends have contaminated the actual account of what really took place. — Lee Strobel
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an invitation from Lee Strobel, author of The Case for Christmas

Lee Strobel

Separate the holiday from the holy day

Hi, I'm Lee Strobel, author of The Case for Christmas. You know, even when I was an atheist, I loved the Christmas season, because I managed to focus on all the superficial trappings of the holiday instead of the spiritual dimension. I mean, what's not to like about Christmas? You’ve got gift-giving. You've got holiday parties. You get cards from relatives and friends. And I was like anybody else. I love sitting by the warm fireplace sipping on some hot chocolate—or back in those days, probably something a little more potent—and enjoying time with family and relatives and friends. 

I think lots of people like me just enjoy the sentimental side of the season. In fact, many of my atheist buddies would rank the Christmas season as one of their favorite times of the year.

But after my wife, Leslie, became a Christian and I started to investigate the identity of Jesus, I began to probe into the real meaning of those nativity scenes that I'd see outside of churches.
I wanted to separate the holiday from the holy day, the facts from the fantasy, the truth from the tradition, and get down to the historic bedrock of what Christmas is all about. What I found thoroughly fascinated me. I mean, I expected to discover that Christmas is built on flimsy legends that developed in the many decades after Jesus lived. I thought the virgin birth would be exposed as some sort of fanciful idea that was plagiarized from earlier mythology. 

I didn't anticipate that the opposite would happen, that a thorough investigation of the ancient history would validate the Christmas narrative, because it's based on reliable sources that are too immediate to be written off as being mere legend or make believe. 

I'd like to share some of what I learned with you. 

And so I invite you to join me in The Case for Christmas Online Bible Study, getting started in just a few days at Study Gateway (Studygateway.com/advent)

In this four-week experience, we set aside Santa Claus and Christmas trees and delve instead into the question of what we can really know with confidence about the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. It's a journey that I'm convinced will stimulate your mind. It will warm your heart. It will satisfy your soul. And forever, I believe, it will change the way that you celebrate Christmas. It is, after all, the greatest story of history. And as you know, the greatest stories of history are the ones that turn out to be true. 


Because it's true, Christmas cannot be ignored. In the end, the child in the manger deserves our allegiance, and He deserves our worship. 

Christmas cannot be ignored...

Your Turn

If you haven't invited Jesus into your life or if you haven't turned over your worries or your problems to Him, then I hope that, by the end of this study, that you will. Believe me. That would make this the best Christmas of all. ~ Lee


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Join the Christmas Online Bible Study, The Case for Christmas with Lee Strobel, and experience the birth of Jesus in a whole new way. When you sign up, you receive the FREE Advent Toolkit.


In The Case for Christmas Online Bible study, we’re going to look beyond the traditions, past the sparkle and the big red bows and examine the evidence of that first Christmas!

Is the story of Jesus’ birth true? Why does it matter if Mary was really a virgin? How does prophesy in the Old Testament about the Messiah have significance to us today?

If you have ever wondered what’s accurate and true about the Christmas story, follow the evidence and decide for yourself!

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  • An Advent Reading Plan of Scriptures
  • 25 Ways to Be the Light and Share Christ at Christmas
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Access to the video teachings is completely free, but you’ll want the study guide to participate fully, and you may also want the DVD so you can go through the study again next year! Plus, the DVD includes the bonus video Bible study, The Case for Easter!

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Study Guide

The Case for Christmas Study Guide
Follow along with the study videos in each session as you read and participate in this workbook style study guide. You will explore what the Bible actually says about Jesus’ birth, whether the Christmas story actually happened, the importance of the Bible's claim that Jesus was born of a virgin, and how Jesus fulfilled hundreds of biblical prophecies about the Messiah.
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Bonus: The Case for Christmas Booklet
The Case for Christmas invites others to consider why Christmas matters in the first place. Somewhere beyond the traditions of the holiday lies the truth. This booklet is a perfect gift for loved ones and great for use in ministry and outreach during the Christmas season.
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