Why is Bethlehem Part of Christmas? - Christmas 2018 - Lesson #1
Speaker: Pastor Dave Tyree
Date of Sermon: December 2, 2018
Summary: God's word is sure, and the Messiah is accessible.
Key Verse: "For unto you is born this day in the city of David a savior, who is Christ, the Lord." - Luke 2:11
Bible Reading: In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 And all went to be registered, each to his own town. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, 5 to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. 6 And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. 7 And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. 8 And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. 10 And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. - Luke 2:1-11 ESV
Additional Reading: But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose coming forth is from of old, from ancient days.
- Micah 5:2 ESV
Important Takeaway: God sent his own son, the one that he loves, to die for you and me because he loves us and wants us t o know Him.