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  • Christmas Advent

    Contributed by Bruce Shields on Nov 12, 2004
    based on 34 ratings
     | 7,805 views

    This outline gives an example for holding the Advent lightnig ni your church over the course of 4 weeks with the lighting of the 5th candle on your Christmas eve service.

    Christmas 2005 Advent Advent is Latin for Arrival. This refers to the arrival of our Lord and Savior. The advent wreath represents God’s unending love for us, and the holly branches represent our everlasting life with Jesus Christ. We light one candle, reading the Advent passage for that ...read more

  • An Adult Christmas: Advent #3

    Contributed by Steven Simala Grant on May 11, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 6,563 views

    I wonder if we can reclaim Christmas from the children. Can we have an adult Christmas?

    An Adult Christmas: Advent #3 Dec 10, 2005 Matt 1:18-25; 2:13-14, 19-23 Intro: I wonder if we can reclaim Christmas. Of course we need to reclaim Christmas from the crass secularism and commercialism that substitutes “happy holidays” for “merry Christmas”, and that makes gathering around ...read more

  • The Sign Of Immanuel

    Contributed by David Ward on Dec 10, 2004
    based on 38 ratings
     | 9,151 views

    The first message in a Christmas/Advent series from Isaiah

    “The Sign of Immanuel” Isaiah 7:1-16 INTRODUCTION: Remember the movie "O Brother Where Art Thou?" Three convicts on the lam have holed up in a barn to spend the night, only to awake to find the barn surrounded by police, with guns drawn, demanding their surrender. One of the three helpfully ...read more

  • 1st Sunday In Advent - Series A

    Contributed by Ed Blonski on Oct 26, 2000
    based on 137 ratings
     | 10,291 views

    God blesses other people through you.

    What if I was to tell you that because of you someone else will get something great? Something wonderful! In someway they, because of you, will be blessed? How would that make you feel? Would you feel pretty good? Or pretty confused? Maybe you would ask yourself "What could I ever do that ...read more

  • Christmas Comfort For The Discouraged

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Nov 21, 2000
    based on 55 ratings
     | 5,825 views

    An advent sermon which rehearses God’s character, and how that can help us deal with our depression.

    Christmas Comfort for the Discouraged Isaiah 51.1-8 1Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the LORD: look unto the rock whence ye are hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged. 2Look unto Abraham your father, and unto Sarah that bare you: for I called ...read more

  • What Makes Jesus So Special?

    Contributed by Dan Erickson on Nov 21, 2000
    based on 75 ratings
     | 12,312 views

    Why Christmas is such an important celebration and why 2000 years after His birth, Jesus Christ is worthy of our trust, love, and devotion.

    In less than two weeks it will be Christmas and almost all of us will celebrate the birth of someone born 2000 years ago. Why? That is the question of the day. What makes Jesus Christ so special? Why isn't the birthday of Mohammed, Confucius, or Buddha the biggest holiday of the year? Why does our ...read more

  • A Dream Come True

    Contributed by Dan Erickson on Nov 22, 2000
    based on 324 ratings
     | 21,990 views

    Like Simeon we need to realize that if all we had was Jesus Christ, that would be enough; with Jesus, our life is complete and we can be content.

    Children often dream about things they would like to do in the future. I suspect traveling in space as an astronaut, playing football in the NFL, making the Olympic figure skating team, or driving a $100,000 sports car are some of the more popular ones. When I was growing up, I dreamed of being the ...read more

  • Why Is He So Special?

    Contributed by Dan Erickson on Nov 22, 2000
    based on 87 ratings
     | 3,048 views

    Part of the reason Jesus is not someone people can ignore or forget, is how He lived and what He did during His thirty-three years on earth

    A panel of historians recently voted Winston Churchill as the greatest person of the 20th Century. He was born.......does anyone know when? Even a guess? It was November 30, 1874. Does anyone have any idea where Sir Winston was born? Oxfordshire, England. How about the names of his father and ...read more

  • Wise Men Still Worship

    Contributed by Dan Erickson on Nov 22, 2000
    based on 135 ratings
     | 15,337 views

    The Wise Men remind us that true worship comes from the heart.

    Matthew 2:1-12 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, "Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him." When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, ...read more

  • Ready For Jesus The Messiah (Advent / Christmas)

    Contributed by Frank Gallagher on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 124 ratings
     | 11,793 views

    Are we ready mentally and spiritually to celebrate Messiah’s arrival?

    Ready For Jesus The Messiah (Advent / Christmas) (Luke 1:39-40) [HTML formatted version of this sermon is located at: http://members.aol.com/abidingitw/ready4jc.html] Luke 1:39-40 39 At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, 40 where she entered ...read more

  • Where Peace Begins Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Dec 10, 2000
    based on 97 ratings
     | 5,608 views

    Peace begins in the heart, and is not imposed from outside, for discord also begins within; but in a committed relationship there is a matrix for genuine peace.

    It had been a long, tiring day. A day full of frustrations. Plans so carefully laid in the morning had been forcefully set aside by evening. Good intentions for a day of accomplishment had been ruthlessly destroyed by many intrusions. Now it was night, and cold, and lonely. No one around. No ...read more

  • The Christmas Angel

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Dec 11, 2000
    based on 124 ratings
     | 9,158 views

    An advent perspective on the message of the angel to Joseph, Mary and the Shepherds.

    The Christmas Angel Matthew 1.18-25 December 10, 2000 The birth of Jesus took place like this. His mother, Mary, was engaged to be married to Joseph. Before they came to the marriage bed, Joseph discovered she was pregnant. (It was by the Holy Spirit, but he didn’t know that.) Joseph, ...read more

  • A Spirit To Engage Series

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Dec 10, 2000
    based on 46 ratings
     | 3,907 views

    Discover a new passion for Christmas and overcome Christmas anxiety.

    Series: Discover Christ in Christmas A Spirit to Engage Matthew 2:3-8, 16 December 10, 2000 Introduction I. The Story of the Grinch: One of my favorite holiday shows is the cartoon classic, How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The story revolves around an old, crusty, nasty, absolutely rotten ...read more

  • How The Grinch Stole Christmas

    Contributed by Jeffrey Stewart on Dec 22, 2000
    based on 124 ratings
     | 7,264 views

    Christmas Sermon

    Today I want to launch us into this message with a reading from one of the great minds of theology Dr. Seuss . . . I have here copy "How the Grinch Stole Christmas!" A favorite Dr. Seuss book . . . I want to read a portion of it to you (Read pages 1-2 of the story) Every Who Down in Who-ville, ...read more

  • Worship In Heart And Praise

    Contributed by Don Walker on Dec 21, 2000
    based on 121 ratings
     | 4,168 views

    We can join in worship of Emmanuel -- God With Us -- the One Who took on human flesh, was born of a woman, lived among people, died on the cross and was resurrected by the power of the Living God.

    Worship in Heart and Praise Revelation 4:1-11 Pastor Don Walker Twentieth Street Baptist Church, Huntington, WV www.GoToJesus.org Morning, December 24, 2000 Every Sunday we have a “Call to Worship.” In ancient times, a ram’s horn was used to call Israel to worship. We were called to ...read more