The Bethlehem Prophecy


Sunday (12/10), gather with your church family as we continue our five-part series based on the prophecy of Christ's birth in the book of Micah. The prophet wrote, "But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Though you are little among the thousands of Judah, Yet out of you shall come forth to Me The One to be Ruler in Israel, Whose goings forth are from of old, From everlasting" (Micah 5:2).

The prophet Micah recorded the above verse to give hope to God's people, who were on the verge of invasion by the Babylonians. So, under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, he wrote about a promise that would be fulfilled when they least expected it, in a place that otherwise was considered insignificant during an unexpected time, through the womb of a young Jewish virgin, in which a Savior would be born.

In the second part, we will turn to the book of Ruth (2:1-23), in which the events took place seven hundred years before Micah's prophecy. It follows Naomi and Ruth, who had returned to Bethlehem after the death of their husbands. They were desperate and destitute but had decided to make the treacherous journey from Moab because they had heard that the famine, which had been the reason they left, was now over.

When they returned, their choices were made so they could survive, but they were also a part of God's plan to fulfill the prophecy of Micah that would benefit them, Bethlehem, Israel, and the world in the future.

In the coming months, unbeknownst to them, a close relative of Naomi's would providently meet Ruth, take to her, marry her, and become the Great Grandfather of David, the King of Judah, and an ancestor of Jesus Christ.
I look forward to our time together. Please pray for a fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the entire Calvary Chapel family.

There are several opportunities for worship. On-campus (10:00 am), drive-in church (92.1fm), and online (Facebook, YouTube: Calvary Inverness); (website:
In His Strong Love,

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