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Bethlehem wasn’t a capital city. It wasn’t well-known; it’s people weren’t well-off. It was hardly the place for the King of the world to be born. But, God’s Kingdom is an upside-down kingdom. He chooses places, things, and people for His glory, not ours. Isn’t that beautiful?

Bethlehem

Bethlehem

  Let Us Go to Bethlehem Let us now go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us. — Luke 2:15 It was a dark night… yet there was light! The Light of the world had come. Bethlehem almost missed it. No room. So

What Does the Lord Require of You? Micah 6:8

Certain dates on the calendar need no explanation and demand no commentary. Several of them are anxiously anticipated and warmly welcomed. One in particular is December 25. Not much needs to be said about what that date means. Another is January 1. And how about July 4? Without saying a word, you thought of hot

God’s Timing: He Knows the Future

In the Fullness of Time But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law. — Galatians 4:4 God often does the most extraordinary things in the most ordinary ways. Sometimes His acts are clearly extraordinary — like the burning bush where Moses

Bethlehem: Church of the Nativity

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, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times. — Micah 5:2 I was deeply disturbed when our tour group visited modern-day Bethlehem. Scripture tells us Bethlehem was

Where Sin Abounds, Grace Abounds All the More

Failures of the Kings Quite unlike any national history of antiquity that I know of, the Old Testament writers almost delight in telling you how sinful their nation is and how sinful their heroes and kings are, and yet how merciful God is toward the nation. I have never seen this approach to historical writing

The Lamb, Yahweh

  Editor’s Note: For those of us who aren’t familiar with Jewish traditions, Passover is an eight-day festival which is celebrated from the 15th to the 22nd of the Hebrew month called Nissan. The dates on the American calendar change every year. This year Passover is Friday, April 22 (Shabbat, or Sabbath) in the evening through

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