Without a doubt, one of the biggest draws to my site via search engines has been the Rob Bell resources page.
Along the theme of thanking my readers, and thanks also to some digging and networking, I think I’ve got something many of you might be interested in.
Contrary to popular legend, Rob Bell did not kick off Mars Hill Bible Church preaching from the book of Leviticus, but it was the first series they launched into soon after for a whole year.
The first message was actually entitled “What is this babbler saying” from Acts 17 describing the name of the church as Paul spoke at Mars Hill.
I know I’ve said repeatedly that I only link resources and don’t distribute content, but this one’s just too good to hold back.
Keep in mind this was before the wide adoption to mp3’s and so this copy was digitized off of a cassette tape, and Bell’s voice sounds a bit off, but it’s him. I’ll try to keep this one up until I get in trouble for it.
So here it is.
The first ever message by Rob Bell on a Sunday back in ’99 when the church first planted.