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  • Ready Or Not, Here It Comes Series

    Contributed by Daniel Richter on May 28, 2008
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,976 views

    The Christmas You’ve Always Longed For...bring our attention and focus back to the basics.

    Ready or Not, Here it Comes. 1st Sunday of Advent Well, the season is upon us once more. There has been a steady increase, since the beginning of November, in the lights around town and in the Christmas music that’s been playing on the radio and in the different stores that you go into. But ...read more

  • John The Baptist - The Lord's Messenger -

    Contributed by Charles Scott on Aug 3, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 3,636 views

    The confused world does not understand the meaning of the coming, the Advent of Christ into this world. In its confusion, the world approaches Christmas with out repentance and preparation necessary to see the Christ and receive his blessings. Christian

    John the Baptist the Lord’s Messenger - Matt 11__2-15 Advent3 Sun, Dec 2003 First Lesson: Isaiah 35:1-10 Epistle: James 5:7-11 Psalm 146 Gospel: Matt 11:2-15 "Behold, I Send My Messenger before your face." The Greek word translated here as messenger is "angelos," that is, "angel." ...read more

  • Advent Readings 2008

    Contributed by Peter Loughman on Oct 30, 2008
    based on 15 ratings
     | 9,954 views

    Print and use. Five advent readings based upon five favorite Christmas hymns: O Come O Come Emmanuel; O Little Town Of Bethlehem; O Come All Ye Faithful; Angels From The Realms of Glory; Silent Night, Holy Night.

    These advent readings are for the four Sunday’s of advent and then for Christmas Eve. The instructions we give each family is: first the scripture is read, then as the interpretation is read light the candle, or candles, and then they close with the prayer. We number the candles with a print out ...read more

  • The Yes Of A Servant Series

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Nov 3, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 994 views

    The Yes of a Servant The first week of Advent always begins with the announcement of God Gabriel to this young teenage girl, Mary. There are three elements of this passage I want to focus on this morning: the chosen, the ruler and the call. When God want

    The Yes of a Servant Luke 1:26-38 The first week of Advent always begins with the announcement of God Gabriel to this young teenage girl, Mary. There are three elements of this passage I want to focus on this morning: the chosen, the ruler and the call. When God wants to intervene in history, ...read more

  • The Faith Of A Shepherd Series

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Nov 3, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,062 views

    Today, we’re talking about the shepherds who were just tending their sheep as they do every day and suddenly God shows up. What we’re talking about is a God encounter. A God encounter is not something you’re looking for, yearning for, expecting or even th

    The Faith of the Shepherd Luke 2:8-18 Last week, we looked at Mary, an engaged teenager whom God had chosen to carry His child to full term and give birth to Him. Today, we’re talking about the shepherds who were just tending their sheep as they do every day and suddenly God shows up. What we’re ...read more

  • The Courage Of Joseph Series

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Nov 3, 2008
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,463 views

    Today, our Scripture tells of the third major party to the incarnation and his response to it. It is a story of courage that is told every Christmas season. But it is also a story we often miss because this hero of the story is usually in the background.

    The Courage of Joseph Matthew 1:18-25 

Every day for the first 10 months after Katrina, I would drive home on I-10 and there was an indelible image which would strike me. On a billboard just before I got off on my exit was the image of a female New Orleans police office submerged in ...read more

  • The Passion Of The Magi Series

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Nov 3, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,573 views

    Today, we look at the wise men. There is one thing which sets this God encounter apart from the others in the Nativity story. Mary, the shepherds and Joseph weren’t expecting or looking for anything special to happen in their lives. The Magi weren’t eithe

    The Passion of the Magi Matthew 2:1-12 Jeff Vanderhoof writes, Earlier this month I was privileged to fly to England with the incoming class of ordinands, the Bishop, and others from our Conference. It was an outstanding experience, one that I will treasure for years to come. Part of me ...read more

  • A World-Class Child For A World Of Children

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Nov 16, 2008
     | 667 views

    Story sermon: a child watches her father being taken away charged with being disorderly, feels guilty, but does not understand why all the others in her family "receive him not."

    No Scripture is more loved and more often quoted than the Gospel of John, chapter 3, verses 16 and 17. If you want to put: the good news in miniature, there it is. One sentence encompassing the heart of the good news. So as we cane to the Advent season, during which we shall remember the Lord’s ...read more

  • The Light Is Coming! Are You Ready?

    Contributed by Daniel Haas on Nov 25, 2008
    based on 8 ratings
     | 1,367 views

    Can you stand Christ’s Light in your life?

    Mark 13:24-37 THE LIGHT IS COMING! - The Light of Advent - The Light of the World THE LIGHT IS COMING TO ALL PLACES - 27 Then he will send out the angels, and gather his elect from the four winds, from the ends of the earth to the ends of heaven. - We can’t get lost THE LIGHT IS COMING ...read more

  • Ready - Or Not? #1 Series

    Contributed by Michael B. Perrott on Nov 26, 2008
    based on 18 ratings
     | 4,180 views

    A SERMON FOR THE FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT Jesus says to keep watch, keep awake - to be ready and prepared. A call to put our spiritual ’house’ in order to welcome him.

    Mark 13:24-37 A TIME OF CELEBRATION IS AT HAND! Yes, a time of celebration is at hand – a new year begins today! “But”, I hear you say, “hang on a sec! It isn’t January 1st, it’s November 30!” Ah, true it is, but just the same, a new year begins today! The Church’s new year, that is. Today ...read more

  • "Advent Is Not About Waiting To Open Presents On Christmas"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Nov 28, 2008
    based on 10 ratings
     | 2,403 views

    A sermon for the 1st Sunday in Advent.

    Isaiah 64:1-9 “Advent is Not about Waiting to Open Presents on Christmas” By: Rev. Ken Sauer, Pastor of Grace United Methodist Church, Soddy Daisy, TN www.gracumcsd.org Our Old Testament Lesson for this morning is a lament from the community that raises the question of whether their ...read more

  • The Hope Of Christmas Series

    Contributed by Jim Drake on Nov 28, 2008
    based on 17 ratings
     | 19,238 views

    Where is your hope this Christmas? If your hope is in Jesus, you’ll never be disappointed. The true hope of Christmas is for yesterday, today and tomorrow.

    Well, Thanksgiving is over. The table is cleared and everything’s gone except the leftovers. You know what that means, don’t you? I know what it means in my house. It means Christmas time is in full swing. Miranda loves Christmastime. For years, if it was up to her, we would have the ...read more

  • Simeon - Waiting For The Consolation Of Israel Series

    Contributed by David Moore on Dec 5, 2008
    based on 7 ratings
     | 8,051 views

    This is the first of a two sermon series (I am not sure you can call two related sermons a series!) detailing the roles of Simeon and Anna in the visit of Mary and Joseph to the temple shortly after the birth of Jesus. This sermon highlights Simeon’s spir

    Message No 1 Waiting For God Simeon – Waiting for the Consolation of Israel Aim: To show that God’s blesses the patient praying of the godly. Text: Luke 2:21-36. Introduction: How often have we heard it said that, “Christmas is for children.” That may be true of the secular Christmas, ...read more

  • What Has Jesus Done For Us? Series

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Dec 7, 2008
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,833 views

    The new song which the people of God sing in Heaven looks back to all that Christ accomplished on behalf of His people. All that we now enjoy and all that we shall enjoy are because of His sacrifice.

    REVELATION 5:6-10 WHAT HAS JESUS DONE FOR US? “Between the throne and the four living creatures and among the elders I saw a Lamb standing, as though it had been slain, with seven horns and with seven eyes, which are the seven spirits of God sent out into all the earth. And he went and took ...read more

  • The Peace Of Christmas Series

    Contributed by Jim Drake on Dec 7, 2008
    based on 7 ratings
     | 8,241 views

    Are you looking for peace? Look to the One who when He was born, the angels proclaimed a promise to the whole world—Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.

    Several decades ago, a diplomat got off a plane and spoke to the crowd that was gathered there. He waved a piece of paper to the crowd and they broke out in a series of loud cheers. Why were they so excited over a piece of paper? Because that paper was going to end the possibility of war. That ...read more