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In the December 4, 2016, Bible Study Lesson 1, the description of Nazareth needs clarification. To underscore that Jesus was born in Bethlehem, please replace the existing wording with the wording below:
Nazareth. The Bible presents Nazareth as an unimportant town, aside from being the birthplace of Jesus’ mother, Mary. It is often described as a ghetto of sorts. Being located in Lower Galilee, it was not bustling with business, and the inhabitants were not held in high regard. One of Jesus’ future disciples raises the question, “Can anything good come from Nazareth?” (John 1:46, NLT).
All four Gospels mention Nazareth in different contexts, though only in connection with Jesus. Matthew 2:23 highlights Jesus’ association with Nazareth as a fulfillment of prophecy. Luke points out that Joseph and Mary had to travel from Nazareth, Joseph’s hometown, to Bethlehem, where Jesus was born (2:3–4), to register for a census. Mark mentions Nazareth during Jesus’ baptism (1:9), and John presents Jesus via messianic fulfillment and home of origin (1:45).
It was recently brought to our attention that the Teen Blazers Teacher’s Edition, references UMI Lesson Videos under the suggested materials checklist.
Please use the following videos from the UMI Connection App. Each video was designed for adult instruction but can be utilized for teen lessons:
UMI Lesson Video 1: https://vimeo.com/208517249
UMI Lesson Video 2: https://vimeo.com/208516654
UMI Lesson Video 3: https://vimeo.com/208840990=
UMI Lesson Video 4: https://vimeo.com/208841151
UMI Lesson Video 5: https://vimeo.com/208841276
UMI Lesson Video 6: https://vimeo.com/208841385
UMI Lesson Video 7: https://vimeo.com/208517150
UMI Lesson Video: https://vimeo.com/208517207
UMI Lesson Video: https://vimeo.com/208583705
UMI Lesson Video: https://vimeo.com/208517313