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  • "Bethlehem"

    Contributed by Ray Scott on Dec 18, 2003
    based on 114 ratings
     | 18,612 views

    This Christmas message explores the little town of Bethlehem ... how God had prepared Bethlehem for 1700 years for the birth of His Son, Jesus.

    “Bethlehem” INTRODUCTION: We think of Bethlehem ONLY as the birthplace of Jesus. Some might even realize that King David was born there. BUT … Bethlehem is mentioned 53 times in Scripture. There are actually 2 BETHLEHEM’s mentioned in the Bible: o NORTH – in Galilee – only 7 miles from ...read more

  • Bethlehem’s Promise

    Contributed by Jim Caswell on Jan 1, 2018
     | 983 views

    Jesus entered the world not to demand our allegiance but to display his affection.

    Title: Bethlehem’s Promise Date: 12/24/17 Place: BLCC Text: Philippians 2.5-11 CT: Jesus entered the world not to demand our allegiance but to display his affection. [Screen 1] FAS: In his book Hidden in Plain Sight: The Secret of More, author and pastor Mark Buchanan illustrates God's love ...read more

  • Bethlehem, O Bethlehem

    Contributed by Richard Futrell on Oct 8, 2010
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,141 views

    Nothing can take Christ’s promises away from you, for He was born in the town of Bethlehem to make it so. And no one can take you away from Him, for He seals that promise in His death and His blood.

    Intro Bethlehem, O Bethlehem of old, how small you are. You are small, so insignificant, that few even count you among the towns of Judah. So small and little-known are you that Micah the Prophet must call you Bethlehem of Ephratah, or someone might mistake you for another: Bethlehem of Zebulon. ...read more

  • The Bethlehem Discovery

    Contributed by Stan Simonik on Dec 20, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
     | 953 views

    An Advent sermon, following the theme of an adventure: the plan, the journey, the discovery.

    Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, do you ever examine the deeper meaning of commonly used words? Take the word “discovery,” for example. It is fairly common in our vocabulary. Someone may say, “The other day I discovered a six-month old tub of cottage cheese in the back of my refrigerator. It ...read more

  • The Journey To Bethlehem

    Contributed by Gregory Mc Donald on Dec 16, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,621 views

    You can know the joy of being a blessing to others...people who are really hurting...desperately longing to know that their lives have some meaning and purpose. The journey to Bethlehem can set you free.

    "THE JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM" 1 SAMUEL 16:1 13 Christmas is the time of the year when so many people travel all over the country to visit with friends and family. There is something about the holidays that just seems to be missing without the presence of family. But there are also multitudes ...read more

  • Hotel Bethlehem Series

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Jan 6, 2012
     | 2,721 views

    Why Bethlehem - it was God’s plan and arrangement – He set everything in motion for it to happen right there in that town, in those conditions – it was in God’s eyes a perfect birth for the King of Kings. It was not a mistake or bad luck on the part of Ma

    Message: Hotel Bethlehem Scripture Text: “And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn” (Luke 2:7 KJV). Opening Introduction: It’s obvious from researching the ...read more

  • Joseph Of Bethlehem

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 30, 2010
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,891 views

    Joseph the forgotten figure of Christmas, (PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request - email: gcurley@gcurley.info)

    Joseph the forgotten figure of Christmas, Reading: Matthew chapter 1 verse 18-25. ill: • 800,000 words in the English language. • 300,000 are technical terms. • Average person knows about 10,000 words; • And on average uses about 5,000 words. Words of course play an important ...read more

  • The Mystery Of Bethlehem Series

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Dec 6, 2009
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,015 views

    What would possess a man to take a woman who was nine month pregnant on a 120 km trip? This message looks at the Why of Bethlehem

    Mystery of Bethlehem The theme we have chosen for this advent season is “The Mysteries of Christmas”. Last week we looked at the Mystery of the Virgin birth, how God Almighty the creator of the Universe stepped into the stream of human history to introduce his Son to the world. In that message ...read more

  • Bethlehem 2011 Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Dec 12, 2011
    based on 8 ratings
     | 2,840 views

    It is Providential that the Old Testament history of Bethlehem foreshadows the birth, person, and work of the Messiah.

    Bethlehem 2011 (topical) 1. According to a British Paper (Romsey Advertiser): “Christmas shoppers looking for a bargain should be wary of counterfeit goods which flood the market in the run-up to the festive season, the UK Border Agency has warned. “Fake Ugg Boots, GHD hair straighteners, ...read more

  • Why Bethlehem? Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Dec 23, 2014
    based on 26 ratings
     | 8,119 views

    In the day of Jesus, Bethlehem wasn't very impressive. And yet God chose it as the birthplace of the King. Why?

    I love to sing, and so I want to start out this sermon by having us all sing the first 2 verses of “O Little Town of Bethlehem”. “O little town of Bethlehem, How still we see thee lie! Above your deep and dreamless sleep, the silent stars go by. Yet in thy dark streets ...read more

  • The Bethlehem Star

    Contributed by Ralph Andrus on Dec 30, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,098 views

    The guiding light of Christ in a lost world

    Examiner.com (New Orleans) 12/11/09 - VIDEO – Mysterious lights in Norway - Why Russia initially denied – It may be that it was the 6th failure of the last 13 launches of the ballistic missile. Bethlehem Star Psalm 19:1KJV The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his ...read more

  • As Promised In Bethlehem Series

    Contributed by Guy Caley on May 8, 2006
    based on 7 ratings
     | 1,941 views

    2nd of Three in the series "The Prophets Foretold." Not an indepth manuscript but explores the promise and hope of the Messiah born in Bethlehem.

    As promised in Bethlehem 2 "But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, Too small to be listed among the cities of Judah--It was so small that in both Joshua 15 and Nehemiah 11 it is ...read more

  • The Journey To Bethlehem

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Dec 28, 2005
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,697 views

    Some reflections on the Journey to Bethlehem

    NR 25-12-05 The Journey to Bethlehem I would like to speak on the familiar story of Joseph and Mary’s Journey to Bethlehem. The story is two thousand years old. So we might be tempted to view simply as a nice story!! Or put another way - to view it from the balcony. What do I mean by ...read more

  • Bethlehem Travelogue Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Feb 23, 2016
    based on 6 ratings
     | 3,866 views

    Having just returned from a trip to Israel, this is the first of my talks about what I learned. Bethlehem is the place God chose for Jesus to be born... but why Bethlehem and what does the present day city tell us about our faith?

    (For those who have been to the Holy Land and are thinking of making a presentation of your experiences, I submit this lesson as a guideline of what worked for my first of several lessons on Sunday Nights). Set up: My presentation was built around overhead projections of scenes found in ...read more

  • Why Bethlehem?

    Contributed by Charles Holt on Jun 4, 2001
    based on 91 ratings
     | 7,709 views

    This is a Christmas theme emphasizing God’s wisdom and purpose in choosing Bethlehem as the birthplace of Jesus and lessons for us.

    Charles W. Holt email: cholt@gt.rr.com WHY BETHLEHEM? Scripture reading: Luke 2:1-7 Of all the cities, towns and villages in Palestine why did the Lord God choose such an unheard-of hamlet as Bethlehem for the birth of the greatest figure ever to enter into human history? If a site ...read more