Sunday, December 23, 2018
Christmas Carol Quiz
Delbert Enns www.EasTview.org
Oh little town of Bethlehem
You want a large gift or small gift?
Big and Better go hand in hand. Small gifts create more lasting joy.
Micah gave us a small details prophesy of Jesus. The micro.
Bethlehem Ephrath, you are one of the smallest towns in the nation of Judah. But the Lord will choose one of your people to rule the nation— someone whose family goes back to ancient times. Like a shepherd taking care of his sheep, this ruler will lead and care for his people by the power and glorious name of the Lord his God. His people will live securely, and the whole earth will know his true greatness, because he will bring peace.
Micah 5:2, 4-5 CEV
Micah said to summon the troops. The mother of battles was coming. For 700 years Israel was a battle ground for various armies.
1. Place of origin. What good can come from Bethlehem? It's too small. It means house of bread. Boaz story was in Bethlehem. Gen 49.10
2. promised gift. They wanted an earthly king. They need a Saviour. A gift that existed before eternity. Shalom
3. Nazareth is where Mary lived.
So Joseph had to leave Nazareth in Galilee and go to Bethlehem in Judea. Long ago Bethlehem had been King David's hometown, and Joseph went there because he was from David's family. Mary was engaged to Joseph and traveled with him to Bethlehem. She was soon going to have a baby,
Luke 2:4-5 CEV
God knows the details.
4. The right place for delivery.
Be in the right place. Herod and the religious leaders knew it but didn't go there.
You are here listening to this sermon because God brought you here. Do you want the truth to change your heart? Now is the time.
Emmanuel God with us.