Why the Nativity? A Docudrama on the Wonders of Christmas

A cinematic journey through the most pivotal moment in history, the birth of Jesus Christ.
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Experience the sights and sounds of the first Christmas in Dr. David Jeremiah's first docudrama course, a fascinating presentation of the wonders of Christmas.
Imagine Gabriel appearing to Mary, Joseph and Mary traveling the road to crowded Bethlehem, the birth of the Messiah, and angels appearing to shepherds.
Imagine the brilliant star guiding the Wise Men from the East, and the Christ-child receiving gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
Contemplate the significance of Mary and Joseph, Bethlehem, the humble Shepherds, and the wise men in the Nativity Story


  • This docudrama course is for everyone who enjoys the Christmas story.


Experience the sights and sounds of the first Christmas in Bethlehem in Dr. David Jeremiah's docudrama course, Why the Nativity?, a fascinating presentation of Biblical history creating an unforgettable journey through the wonders of Christmas!

You will have a front-row seat to the Nativity story as you witness Gabriel appearing to Mary, Joseph and Mary traveling the 120 mile road to the crowded city of Bethlehem, angels appearing to shepherds, the brilliant star guiding the Wise Men from the East, and baby Jesus lying in a manger in a humble stable in Bethlehem.

The first Christmas a perfect illustration of Isaiah 55:9: "For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts."

If it had been up to us to plan and carry out the birth of the Messiah and Savior of the world, we would not have planned it the way God did. His ways and thoughts are higher than ours. To say the first Christmas was unexpected is an understatement. And yet when we study how and when it happened, it all makes sense!

That is our focus in this Jeremiah School of Biblical Studies course--to answer, as best as we biblically can, questions about the unexpected way the first Christmas happened. But before we begin, let me offer one clue right here: the deeper we go in understanding the unexpected nature of the first Christmas, the more we will discover about the unexpected nature of God's love for us.

Let's look as the unexpected moment, the unexpected manner, the unexpected mission, and the unexpected meaning of Christmas as we examine their impact on Mary and Joseph, Bethlehem, the Shepherds, and the Wise Men.

Who this course is for:

  • This docudrama course is for all audiences.


The Jeremiah School of Biblical Studies at www.SoCalSem.edu.
Dr. David Jeremiah
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Dr. David Jeremiah serves as chancellor of Southern California Seminary and as senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church in El Cajon, California.  He is the founder and host of the global radio and television ministry, Turning Point, a broadcast program dedicated to sharing the unchanging Word of God with an ever-changing world.   The combined weekly audience of Turning Point exceeds 10 million people worldwide. Dr. Jeremiah is also the author of more than 40 books, including the bestsellers Captured by Grace, What in the World Is Going On?, and the most recent New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestseller, God loves You: He Always Has, He Always Will.  

Dr. Jeremiah is committed to teaching the complete Word of God. His passion for encouraging believers in their faith is demonstrated through his faith communication of biblical truths.

The professors of Southern California Seminary serve as the facilitators for this course. The course designer, Dr. Gary Woods, has taught in classrooms and online for Southern California Seminary, San Diego Christian College, Luther Rice Seminary, and Liberty University since 1996. He has a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Doctor of Education in Technology from Alliant International University. He serves on the pastoral staff of Shadow Mountain Community Church.

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