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  • The Little Town Of Bethlehem Series

    Contributed by Charles Salmon on Dec 24, 2005
    based on 5 ratings

    Sermon on the events that occured in Bethlehem at Christmas time.

    The Little Town of Bethlehem Matt. 2:1-11 INTRO.: Maybe you heard about the quiz show contestant who was asked, "Where was Jesus born?" He first guessed "Pittsburgh." When told he was wrong, he tried Scranton, then Harrisburg. When he was finally given the answer, Bethlehem, he said, "I knew it more

  • O Little Town Of Bethlehem Series

    Contributed by Glenn Durham on Dec 19, 2010
    based on 4 ratings

    God humbles himself to save a people who have fallen very low indeed.

    Scripture Introduction Probably few of us are really familiar with the twelve books in the section of the Old Testament called the “Minor Prophets.” They are not unimportant, but small books compared to Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel – the Major Prophets. Pastor James Boice, who preached more

  • O Little Town Of Bethlehem Series

    Contributed by Dave Mcfadden on Dec 5, 2006
    based on 35 ratings

    A sermon exploring the theological truth taught by this familiar and beloved Christmas hymn.

    (Read Text) I want to encourage you to turn to hymn number 143, "O Little Town Of Bethlehem." The words of this beloved Christmas carol were written by Phillip Brooks. Brooks was pastor of the Holy Trinity Episcopal church in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from 1869 to 1891. He was recognized as one more

  • O Little Town Of Bethlehem

    Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on Dec 23, 2012
    based on 71 ratings

    In forty brief words, Micah tells the story of a very special town. Though his words may be brief, they contain a wealth of spiritual truth. The Story Of Bethlehem is a special story that needs to be told and retold. Especially in these days.

    For those not familiar with an Anglican Service; there are four Scripture Readings before the Sermon. The Scripture Readings for this day were: Micah 5: 2-5; Psalm 80:1-7; Hebrews 10:5-10 and Luke 1:39-55. (This Message was reworked December 2015). In 1865, ...... shortly after the Civil more

  • O Little Town Of Bethlehem

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Dec 7, 2008
    based on 3 ratings

    This was written for the second week in Advent and focuses on the differences that the events in Bethlehem made in the lives of some

    Wow, the second week of Advent, and as we were reminded earlier the second candle to be lit on the advent wreath is the Bethlehem candle. And it brings our focus to bear on the town of Bethlehem, the birth place of Jesus. We sing about it in Little Town of Bethlehem and Once in Royal David’s more

  • Little Town Of Bethlehem

    Contributed by John Oscar on Dec 18, 2017

    Pastor John uses Bethlehem as an example of God using anything and anyone for HIS plan and purpose.

    O Little Town of Bethlehem CCCAG December 17th, 2017 Scripture- Micah 5:1-4 In Scotland many years ago, the pastor of a small village church was visited by one of his deacons before service one Sunday morning. As the pastor brought out some coffee for them to share, her could tell by the more

  • O Little Town Of Bethlehem Series

    Contributed by Sue Babb on Jan 9, 2018

    Great things can come out insignificant places. God can use the smallest and weakest to shame the biggest and strongest.

    I. Intro. A. I heard about a mother who was running furiously from store to store on Christmas Eve … trying to get those last-minute gifts. 1. Suddenly she realized she’d lost track of her little 3-year-old son. 2. In a panic, she retraced her steps and more

  • 0 Little Town Of Bethlehem

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 21, 2010

    Bethlehem. (PowerPoint slides to accompany this talk are available on request - email:

    0 Little Town of Bethlehem Reading: Micah chapter 5 verse 1-4 / Matthew chapter 2 verse 1-6. “But for now, prepare for the worst, victim daughter! The siege is set against us. They humiliate Israel’s king, slapping him around like a rag doll. 2But you, Bethlehem, David’s more

  • O Little Town Of Bethlehem Series

    Contributed by Stephen Sheane on Dec 9, 2016
    based on 1 rating

    God's greatest gift came to a small town, through a humble family and as a helpless infant

    O LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM Sunday January 6, 1850, was bitterly cold in Colchester, England, a hard-biting blizzard keeping most people at home and away from church that day. At a small church on Artillery Street only about a dozen showed up. When it became apparent that even the pastor would more

  • O’ Little Town Of Bethlehem Series

    Contributed by Scott Chambers on Apr 7, 2013

    This is the third message in a series based on some of the most popular Christmas hymns.

    On December 24, 1865 at the age of thirty Phillips Brooks’ life would be changed forever by a Christmas Eve service that lasted nearly five hours. The service took place at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. Brooks wrote, “I remember standing in the old church in Bethlehem close more

  • "o Little Town Of Bethlehem" Series

    Contributed by Gordon Pike on Dec 19, 2018

    We need to go to Bethlehem … the Bethlehem of long ago. We need to find the peace and hope that was born there in Jesus Christ … and Advent and hymns like Brooks’ “O Little Town of Bethlehem” can take us there in mind and heart, amen?

    On Thursday, November 29, the people living in and around Anchorage, Alaska, went about their lives as usual – working … shopping … watching TV … talking on the phone ... making plans … surfing the net … hinging out with friends. Just going about life. Totally unaware that 3.9 billion – that’s more

  • The Beauties Of Bethlehem

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Dec 12, 2014

    Let's talk about the beauties of Bethlehem from Ruth 4 and Matthew 1 (Ties in with hymn, O Little Town of Bethlehem)

    HoHum: The story of Christmas brings with it scenes of peace and tranquility. So when the church gathers and sings the beloved hymn O Little Town of Bethlehem, we do so with a certain vision in mind. The reality of Bethlehem, however, is much different. It was a small insignificant town; a town on more

  • Something Great From Something Small: O Little Town Of Bethlehem Series

    Contributed by Michael Luke on Dec 14, 2004
    based on 84 ratings

    God can do great things in small places and through humble people

    (borrowed and adapted from Bob Russell) SERIES: “CHRISTMAS CAROL THEOLOGY” TEXT: MICAH 5:2-5 TITLE: “Something Great from Something Small: O LITTLE TOWN OF BETHLEHEM” INTRODUCTION: A. Typical of last minute Christmas shoppers, a mother was running furiously from more

  • Eye Witness News 4 - Bethlehem (Advent 4, 2009) Series

    Contributed by Spencer Homan on Jan 2, 2010

    This series approaches the Christmas Story by examining the lives of those present from a very historical perspective. This is week four focusing on the little town of Bethlehem.

    Luke 2:1-7 NIV In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world. 2 (This was the first census that took place while Quirinius was governor of Syria.) 3 And everyone went to his own town to register. 4 So Joseph also went up from the town of more

  • "Bethlehem"

    Contributed by Ray Scott on Dec 16, 2003
    based on 115 ratings

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