More #ChristmasChurchHacks & How to Preach the Lessons of the Wise Women (Mary, Elizabeth & Anna) in addition to those of the wise men.

Commentary by Dr. Whitesel: I’ve found that congregations enjoy the equally numerous stories of women in the Bible. But unfortunately, at Christmas time the three wise women (Mary, Elizabeth and Anna) are often discussed little in favor of the shepherds and Wise Men.

Rick Warren conducted an excellent series on these women. He emphasized overcoming fear (Mary), overcoming disappointments (Anna) and overcoming bitterness (Elizabeth).

Rembrandt van Rijn, “The Prophetess Anna”, 1639 (photo: Public Domain)
Rembrandt van Rijn, “The Visitation,” 1640 (photo: Public Domain)

Check out Rick’s series here: