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In this series, we have learned that Jesus had to be born on Bethlehem, because the name Bethlehem means “house of bread”, and Jesus is the bread of life. But there is another reason why God had Jesus born in this small town.
During the time of Ruth and Boaz, Bethlehem was an agrarian community, raising grain.
But at the time of Jesus, not only did they raise grain in Bethlehem, but they specifically raised sheep. John the Baptist, upon seeing Jesus, says in John 1:29, “Behold! The Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!”
All throughout the gospels, and among the prophets, we see Jesus references to Jesus being a lamb.
Yet, another precious jewel that we see in the Christmas story, giving us reason to celebrate God’s great gift to mankind.
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About F. Dean Hackett
Dr. F. Dean Hackett has served in full-time Christian ministry since October 1971. He has ministered throughout the United States, Canada and Europe, serving as pastor, conference speaker and mentor. He has planted four churches, assisted in planting 15 others and currently serves as lead pastor of Living Faith Church in Hermiston, Oregon. Dr. Hackett founded Spirit Life Ministries International in 2001 to facilitate ministries in Croatia and Bosnia Herzegovina and to open a training center for workers in those nations.