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  • Am I A Limb Climber Or Branch Sitter?

    Contributed by James Lee on Oct 20, 2012
    based on 1 rating

    Joseph was a man who sort of had it made and life was pretty good, from his perspective. Then one day God shows up and asked Joseph to go out on limb.

    I used to be a man that was comfortable with life like it was and had no intentions of taking any risk. I had a job, a wife and two children. We had food on the table and a roof over our heads. Then God called me to follow Him in pastoral ministry and my whole world changed. I had to go back to more

  • Joseph's Dilemma

    Contributed by Alan Holden on Dec 14, 2012
    based on 4 ratings

    Good news often accompanies life's greatest disappointments and fears. Joseph's life was wrecked by Mary's pregnancy, or so he thought.

    Matthew 1:18-25 Joseph’s Dilemma, v. 19a A. Mary was pregnant B. Mary was unfaithful, he thought C. Mary was maligned Joseph’s Decision, v. 19b A. Joseph decided against a public divorce B. Joseph decided against stoning C. Joseph decided to end the engagement more

  • Matthew 1.18-25 The Surprising Birth Of The Messiah Series

    Contributed by Thomas H on Nov 24, 2011

    Matthew 1.18-25 The surprising birth of the Messiah

    Matthew 1.18-25 The surprising birth of the Messiah Manuscript Last week I preached on Matthew 1.1-18 and today I would like to continue with the rest of this chapter. So we will spend some recapping vs 1-17 before we move on to vs 18-25. Please open Bibles Mt 1.1-17 – mostly more

  • The Great Scandal At Christmas

    Contributed by Rick Gillespie- Mobley on Jan 10, 2012
    based on 3 ratings

    The great scandal at Christmas is that a Righteous and Holy God, would seek to be in a loving relationship with us.

    The Great Scandal At Christmas Matthew 1:18-1:25 12-11-05 Isaiah 7:13-17 Luke 1:26-38 Today we know all about scandals. There’s been scandals in our county government. Scandals in our churches, and scandals in our financial system. We find that scandals are nothing new. They more

  • Worship Through Sacrifice Series

    Contributed by J.d. Tutell on Jan 9, 2012
    based on 3 ratings

    Sometimes God calls us to sacrifice for Him, when He does we know that the blessing will be greater than the sacrifice.

    Today we are continuing to our series as worship. We’re taking a look at worship through the events of Christmas. I hope you’ve been enjoying the devotionals we prepared though the week. If you don’t have a copy there are a few left in the back. Also if you want to take one to more

  • A Gift For Those Weighed Down With Guilt Series

    Contributed by Scott Chambers on Dec 29, 2011

    This is the third sermon in a series that examines some of the overlooked gifts that God gave us that first Christmas. This looks at how Christmas gives a gift that helps relieve the burden of guilt.

    How many of you have ever felt guilty? Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic novel, “The Scarlet Letter,” is an intense tale of passion, love, guilt, and revenge. It involves the struggle between two men and their love for one woman. In this novel, Hawthorne exemplifies the effects of more

  • "I'd Rather Have Jesus

    Contributed by Dr.w.samuel Legon on Jul 4, 2015

    What we need is Jesus in our life.

    “I’d Rather have Jesus” because (1) He’s God’s Beloved son. Mark 1: 10 And straightway coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him: 11 And there came a voice from heaven, saying, more

  • Wake Up Tp The Truth!

    Contributed by Daniel Habben on Dec 25, 2014

    Like Joseph, wake up to the truth of Christmas. The babe of Bethlehem is God's Son, your Savior.

    What kind of sounds, smells, and sights did you wake up to this morning? Did you hear the shrieks of children eager and impatient to open presents? Did you smell freshly brewed coffee swirling with the aroma of Christmas baking? And did you see Christmas stockings so stuffed that the seams more

  • "Leaving Heaven”

    Contributed by Bubot Parago on Dec 8, 2018
    based on 3 ratings

    God in all of His wisdom hid the real date of His Son’s birthday and even His physical attributes...

    “LEAVING HEAVEN” Matthew 1:21-23 “She will bring a Son to birth, and when she does, you, Joseph, will name Him Jesus--'God saves'--because He will save His people from their sins." (Msg.) v.22-23 “All of this occurred to fulfill the Lord’s message through His prophet: “Look! The virgin more

  • The Birth Names Of Jesus Lesson 6

    Contributed by Elmer Towns on Dec 14, 2018
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    Birth Names of Jesus

    1. Jesus. “Thou shalt call His name Jesus, for He shall save His people from their sins” (Matt. 1:21). The Greek name Jesus comes from the Hebrew Joshua. “Jehovah Saves.” Links His birth to His purpose to provide salvation. 2. Immanuel. “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: more

  • Christmas Is For-Giving

    Contributed by Dennis Lee on Dec 9, 2018
    based on 3 ratings

    This sermon is the second part of our "The Giving of Christmas" series, It looks at forgiveness any why it is important to extend it to others if we want to receive God's forgiveness.

    The Giving of Christmas “Christmas is For-Giving” Last week we looked at the first giving of Christmas, which was “Thanks-Giving,” and that’s because Thanksgiving is always before Christmas. Today I’d like to look with you at the second giving that is associated with Christmas is that Christmas is more

  • Celebrating Christmas When The Grinch Shows Up Series

    Contributed by John Gaston on Dec 3, 2018

    How can you still celebrate Christmas when you're surrounded by troubles? So were Mary and Joseph at the first Christmas, but Christmas still came and God brought healing to their world!

    CELEBRATING CHRISTMAS WHEN THE GRINCH SHOWS UP INTRODUCTION A. CHRISTMAS IS ALWAYS A WONDERFUL TIME? 1. This whole month of December we’re looking at Christmas through the eyes of Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch. So keep an eye out for his green skin! 2. Have you ever had some major plans disrupted and more

  • Micah's Song Series

    Contributed by C. Philip Green on Dec 7, 2018

    If you want to find real peace in your time of distress, trust Jesus as your Sovereign to restore you; trust Jesus as your Shepherd to secure you; and trust Jesus as your Savior to rescue you. In a word, trust Jesus as your PEACE, your Shalom.

    Valerie Kulhavy of Casper, Wyoming, took her three young children through the food line at a recent church dinner. As she juggled everyone's plate and drink, she told the kids to be on their best behavior. When they were finally seated, she sighed with relief and told her children they were more

  • A Christmas Carol: Stave One Series

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Dec 1, 2018

    This message looks at the how Christmas and it's main characters are introduced in the OT and Luke and Matthew. Like Dickens Christmas Carol the five parts are each called Staves. (if it was good enough for Dickens)

    A Christmas Carol Stave one When Angela and I first got married she told me that one of the things that she did with her dad each Christmas was to watch A Christmas Carol. But it had to be the Alastair Sim one from 1951, and not the colourized version either. The movie was first released in the more

  • Congratulations - It's A God! Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Dec 2, 2018
    based on 4 ratings

    Isaiah said the virgin birth was a "sign." Matthew picked up on that, as did the angels. But why was this "sign" so important to us?

    OPEN: A Sunday School put on their own impromptu Christmas pageant. The teachers read the story and provided some props; then they stood back and let the kids dramatize the story on own. One girl grabbed the doll and said, “I’ll be Mary.” A boy shouted, “I’ll be Joseph,” Some of them put on more