About the Bible Study
The Forgotten Carols Bible Study is organized into nine sections, which can be used for personal or group sessions. Each Bible study lesson is divided into six parts: The Story, The Song, Listen, Scripture, Reflection, and Application.
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Message from the Author
Have you ever heard or seen something extraordinary and looked around hoping that someone else was there to see it or hear it, too? Not to validate what has just happened, but rather because of the deep desire to share something wonderful with another person? This is how I felt the first time I saw The Forgotten Carols and heard the angelic music. It was something extraordinary, it was spiritually significant, and it needed to be seen and heard by others- thus began my relationship with this wonderful production.
The Forgotten Carols is a spiritually powerful body of work for many reasons. First, it is a story about us. Nurse Constance is a well-meaning, well-trained, and conscientious caregiver. She’s a good person – she has just lost her faith. Quite frankly we have all been there. We have all spent a few days in our own “spiritual wilderness” only to later realize that God had never really left us.
Second, The Forgotten Carols is powerful because Uncle John speaks and sings about hope and personal reconciliation that comes from our relationship with Christ. No matter what the world brings to us or the past has thrown at us, we are promised victory through Christ. We, like Nurse Constance, have a choice. Due to our personal pain and sorrow, we can become obsessed with the things of the world and become self-centered, or we can look upward and live outward in the service of others. One choice is debilitating, while the other is spiritually freeing. One is a curse and the other is a blessing.
The most important thing to me about The Forgotten Carols is what it says about practical Christian living. The author, and the New Testament, challenges us to live each day as if it was Christmas. To let our relationship with God determine who we are and how we act every day, no matter the season. Constance says it best when she sings:
It’s strange how things are changed when touched by love,
We treasure things we never thought much of.
I cry the day that I take the tree down
And I want the season to last all year round.
We are forever changed when touched by God’s love. This is the true meaning of Christmas.
Greg Smith has a M.Div. degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. He is a Christian counselor in private practice, author of Sports Theology, and a co-producer of the The Forgotten Carols (Southeastern Tour).