Sermon Series
  • 1. Looking Ahead

    Contributed on Dec 5, 2015

    Bethlehem was a key location in the Bible. It was the place of Jesus' birth. It was also key to the story of Rachel and her son, Benjamin.

    1. Song: "O Little Town of Bethlehem" He was known as the most dynamic and inspirational preacher of his time, but he had lost his fervor and could not seem to recover. In his mid-twenties he had become pastor of the Holy Trinity Church in Philadelphia. He recruited a super salesman named Lewis more

  • 2. Revealing Redemption

    Contributed on Dec 7, 2015

    Bethlehem becomes the hometown of Ruth. Because of her faith and character, God brings her into the nation of Israel. She will become the ancestor to David and Jesus. Things of God are revealed in and to Ruth as she experiences redemption by His hand.

    1. A Ph.D. candidate at the University of Southern California, was eager for the title of "doctor" - until one newly degreed professor shared his story. He said: A friend had called his home and asked, "Is the doctor in?" The Professor's 10 year old son replied, "Yes, but he's not the kind that more

  • 3. The Inside Story

    Contributed on Dec 15, 2015

    God does not see as we see. He has the ability to look on the heart of men. God chose David of Bethlehem to be the unifying king of Israel and ancestor of Jesus, the ultimate King of Israel.

    1. Superman -- Fact or Fiction? George Reeves (TV's Superman in the 1950's) was popular for guest appearances, but his fame included risks. Kids might kick him in the shins or throw rocks to find out if he was the "real" Superman or a "pretend" Superman, the same way kids pull on Santa beards to more

  • 4. Towering Above

    Contributed on Dec 15, 2015

    God intentionally worked out his plan for the birth of Jesus in the city of Bethlehem. To emphasize his providence, he used the symbolism of shepherding; and not just any shepherding, that of the fields around Bethlehem.

    1. Jesus Doll Chuck Swindoll writes of a commercial venture by one of the largest department stores in the nation. It proved to be disastrously unsuccessful. Their idea was a doll in the form of baby Jesus. It was advertised as being unbreakable, washable and cuddly. It was packaged in straw with more