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Series: Location, Location, Location - The Key Places in the Birth of the King
Pastor Jeff Schreve
When Debbie and I first got married, we lived in an apartment, and we lived there for six months. And it was our first place together. And I had lived with my parents until we had gotten married. Debbie lived in an apartment. She shared an apartment with a friend. And so this was our first place together. We were there six months and then Debbie got the itch for us to get a house. She said, "I think it's time for us to get a house." And Debbie's mom was a realtor, so she became our realtor. And it was great because she shared all the commissions with us, and so that was nice. And Debbie's mom told me this: I'd never heard it before, but it's the age-old maxim in real estate. What are the three most important things in real estate? Location, location, location! That's so true. Man, you can find a great house, but if it's not in a good location, you're not going to be able to resell that house. Location, location, location. Well, I thought about that in terms of the Christmas story.
I've been preaching for a long time. And when it hits Christmas, and you hit the Christmas story, it's like, okay, I've preached on that, I've preached on that, I've preached on that, I've preached on that, I've preached on that ten times. And so it's like how do you make this fresh. Well, I thought of: Location, Location, Location, the key places in the Christmas story.
You know, a lot of times we read about those key places - places like, as we're going to talk today, Nazareth, or Bethlehem, or Jerusalem. We read about those key places in the Christmas story and we just kind of skip over that and just, "O, yeah, yeah," and skim over it and go to the other things. Well, God has great lessons that are tucked in to those key places in the birth of the King. Hey, these lessons - you know what they're going to do to us? They're ...
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