Micah 5:2     New King James Version

2 “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.”  


There was excitement about the birth of Christ even before He was ever born.  

Years before the birth of Jesus the Prophet Micah was forewarned by God that in the town of Bethlehem would come forth a ruler.     

But why Bethlehem and not in the great city of Jerusalem?  

Because Bethlehem means House of Bread.   

 It was a special place where they worked the fertile soil and produced food and sustenance for the people.  

It was a humble small town of hard-working people. It was not the holy city – it was not Jerusalem – it was not the great capital center of worship.  

It was a village that was dear to the heart of the Jews and it was a city that was highly favored by God.  

It’s very much like Macedonia.   

We are Great in the eyes of the Lord.  

Look at our Church as a place where the Lord can begin a good work.   

It’s time for you to come home.  

It’s time for you to come home to the Lord.