June 7, 2011

Journey to Judea

June 7, 2011
This Christmas will be the first year that Countryside will be hosting and running an "interactive Christmas experience." It is more that a living nativity scene, and more than a drama. It will involve a cast of nearly 100 people in full costume with lines and sets, but it will be an outdoor event that uses nearly all of our twenty acres of property. The guests will literally walk through the storyline of the Bible, culminating with the death, burial and resurrection. Our aim is to communicate the true meaning of Christmas The true purpose of the incarnation. To share the beauty and glory of the Gospel. Below is the explanation from the website:
Every year Christmas comes and goes, but many people do not know the whole story behind the story. Some have heard that Christmas is about Jesus' birth in a town called Bethlehem in Judea, but few understand that this was a major climax in human history. Jesus' coming is significant; the storyline of the entire Bible revolves around it. Come listen to Moses, David, Isaiah and others foretell the coming of the King. Come see the busy innkeeper and the young pregnant couple who were denied residence by him. Watch the angels tell good news to shepherds. Come witness the empty cross and the open tomb and hear the next chapter of the story.
Journey to Judea is an interactive Christmas experience that allows you to walk through the narrative of the Bible, learning the twists and turns that lead us to the birth of Christ and reveal the true significance of His coming. The birth of Christ is more than a historical event: it has crucial relevance for every man, woman and child.
Please pray with us as we prepare that God would open the hearts of those who come to embrace the truth of the gospel, and that God would also prepare those who will be serving. You can find out more about Journey to Judea at journeytojudea.com.