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Sharing sermon notes, stories and outlines to further the Gospel of Jesus
Shared By: John T Brantley on Dec 22, 2015
Summary: When all through the town, Folks were snuggled comfy and sound. All my night guests had checked in, And I was exhausted and tucked in my kin, When out at the door the I heard a swift rap, of the door knocker knocking interrupting my nap. I s...
Category: Stories
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God's love shown through the wooden manger to the wooden cross
Shared By: John Crowe on Dec 8, 2015
Summary: From a simple wooden manger to a cruel wodden cross, God is demonstrating the immensity of His love.
Category: Quotes
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Luke 2:12
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The Gold Wrapping Paper
Shared By: Roy Fowler on Dec 19, 2014
Summary: The Gold Wrapping Paper - An Inspirational Short Christmas Story Once upon a time, there was a man who worked very hard just to keep food on the table for his family. This particular year a few days before Christmas, he was upset with his little ...
Category: Stories
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The Emporer's Clothes
Shared By: Isaac Butterworth on Dec 19, 2014
Summary: Do you remember the story of the emperor’s clothes? If I am recalling it right, someone persuaded the emperor to buy a suit of clothes that only people with the most exquisite taste in fashion could see. Of course, the emperor could not see the clo...
Category: Stories
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JESUS ​​MURIO POR MARYTAMBIEN
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Nov 26, 2013
Summary: JESUS MURIO POR MARÍA TAMBIEN - Comunión Meditación Marcos Lowry , un comediante cristiano, observó que el silencio de María en la cruz siempre le asombraba. Si estuviera siendo crucificado en medio de la ciudad , su madre habría "inclinada un aj...
Category: Humor
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Luke 2:1-29
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PROFUNDIZAR EN LA TIERRA
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Nov 26, 2013
Summary: PROFUNDIZAR EN LA TIERRA Una familia se encuentra de vacaciones fuera en el lago un verano. Papá había sido puttering cabo por la casa del barco . Dos de sus hijos , un niño de 12 años y un niño de 3 años de edad estaban jugando a lo largo del mu...
Category: Humor
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Luke 2:1-29
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LA TORMENTA DE NAVIDAD
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Nov 26, 2013
Summary: LA TORMENTA DE NAVIDAD : Una parábola moderna por Paul Harvey "Se trata de un hombre moderno , uno de nosotros , que no era un scrooge , fue amable, decente sobre todo buen hombre , generoso con su familia, en posición vertical en su trato con lo...
Category: Humor
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Luke 2:1-29
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TIENE que agacharse
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Nov 26, 2013
Summary: TIENE que agacharse El anuncio fue primero a los pastores. Ellos no piden a Dios si estaba seguro de que sabía lo que estaba haciendo . El ángel había ido a los teólogos , tendrían que primero consultó sus comentarios. Si hubiera ido a la elite ,...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Luke 2:1-29
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Un Desfile de Navidad
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Nov 26, 2013
Summary: Una Escuela Dominical estaba poniendo en un desfile de Navidad que incluía la historia de María y José llegando a la posada. Uno de los chicos quería muchísimo ser José , pero cuando las partes se entregaron , un niño que no le gustaba que se le dio...
Category: Humor
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Luke 2:1-29
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Regalo de Navidad
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Nov 26, 2013
Summary: Regalo de navidad Fue el día después de Navidad en una iglesia de San Francisco. Pastor Mike estaba mirando la escena de la natividad al aire libre cuando se dio cuenta de que el bebé Jesús había desaparecido de las figuras. Inmediatamente, el...
Category: Humor
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Luke 2:1-29
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LA NUEVA LAVAVAJILLAS
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Nov 26, 2013
Summary: LA NUEVA LAVAVAJILLAS En el cuarto año de su despido de su trabajo , papá le dio a mamá un lavaplatos para la Navidad. Usted tiene que entender la magnitud del don : Nuestra antigua casa tenía su cableado y la plomería original, y tampoco pudo...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Luke 2:1-29
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Charles Dickens and Reviving Christmas
Shared By: Warner Pidgeon on Dec 24, 2012
Summary: Two hundred years ago, in the early 19th Century, as astonishing as it may seem, Christmas in Great Britain had become almost extinct. The Times newspaper did not mention Christmas once between 1790 and 1835. Not once! However, Charles Dickens was i...
Category: Stories
based on 5 ratings
Denomination: Anglican
Scripture: Luke 2:8-14
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Where's the Baby?
Shared By: Johnny Palmer on Dec 24, 2011
Summary: WHERE'S THE BABY? Luis Palau tells of a wealthy European family that decided to have their newborn baby baptized in their enormous mansion. Many people were invited, it was an elegant and elaborate affair. They took off their coats and laid th...
Category: Stories
Denomination: Baptist
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Fasting Before the Great Awakening
Shared By: Mark Stepherson on Oct 22, 2011
Summary: FASTING BEFORE THE GREAT AWAKENING Jonathan Edwards was a man used by God in the First Great Awakening. I have read that he preached in a weak, squeaking, monotone voice and held his tiny manuscript so close to his face that people could not see ...
Category: Stories
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The First Radio Broadcast
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Sep 7, 2011
Summary: THE FIRST RADIO BROADCAST Allow me to start our time by reading you a nifty story. It is called, "The First Radio Broadcast." For their entire careers, wireless operators onboard US Navy and merchant ships had only heard Morse code coming through...
Category: Stories
based on 7 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Luke 2:1-20
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What Really Matters
Shared By: Ronnie Miller on Jul 28, 2011
Summary: What Really Matters It was two weeks before Christmas and it began to start. Everyone was scrambling and rushing to get to Wal-Mart. Their credit cards were in the orange and checking account in the red in hopes that their rich uncle would soon b...
Category: Humor
based on 5 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Scripture: Luke 2:1-40
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A Savior, Not An Example
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Jun 12, 2011
Summary: A SAVIOR, NOT AN EXAMPLE D.M. Stearns was preaching in Philadelphia. At the close of the service a stranger came up to him and said, "I don’t like the way you spoke about the cross. I think that instead of emphasizing the death of Christ, it woul...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Luke 2:10-11
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An Unforgettable Moment
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Jun 9, 2011
Summary: AN UNFORGETTABLE MOMENT In those times in our lives when we receive big news, whatever that might be, our minds are forever imprinted with the emotion and excitement captured in that moment. We hear of an upcoming marriage, a baby on the way, an ...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Luke 2:28-32
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The More Precious Gift
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on May 2, 2011
Summary: THE MORE PRECIOUS GIFT It is not easy always for people to understand the significance of a gift, or the sacrifices that went behind it. Two students shared a room in college. After returning from the Christmas' winter break, Andrew asked his ...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Luke 2:1-20
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The Face of God
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Apr 26, 2011
Summary: THE FACE OF GOD I heard the story once of a great Cherokee wood carver. He took logs and sat them on a stump outside his back door and sat in front of that log sometimes for hours just staring at it. Finally, he would pick up his carving tools an...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Luke 2:1-20
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The Empty Gift
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Apr 26, 2011
Summary: THE EMPTY GIFT God offers us more than this world does, but most of us never take the time to see it. There was a 15-year old boy named Joey, whose mother died at birth. She was a severe alcoholic, and that had affected his pre-natal development....
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Luke 2:1-20
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A Gift Beyond Description
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Jul 15, 2010
Summary: A GIFT BEYOND DESCRIPTION A few years ago, on "Good Morning, America," Joan Lunden featured some extraordinary gifts that a person might want to include on their Christmas gift list. One of them was a Jaguar automobile, the Jaguar 220. To ...
Category: Stories
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Luke 2:8-21
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Don't Leave Out Any Ingredients In The Recipe For ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Jan 18, 2010
Summary: Don’t Leave Out Any Ingredients in the Recipe for Life I heard something unusual a few years ago. In the Eastern part of the U.S. a cookbook was recalled. Now, I’ve never heard of a cookbook being recalled before. I’ve heard of automobiles being re...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Luke 2:8-14
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You Have To Love Him Into It
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Jan 1, 2010
Summary: "You Have To Love Him Into It"--A Stock Assistant Learns a Big Lesson A stock assistant was working at a grocery store on Christmas Eve. One of the things he was responsible for was the display in one of the aisles which was a pyramid of canned pro...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Luke 2:8-20
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Max Lucado on Bethlehem and the Stable
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Dec 30, 2009
Summary: MAX LUCADO ON BETHLEHEM AND THE STABLE "They were too busy. The day was upon them. The day’s bread had to be made. The morning’s chores had to be done. There was too much to do to imagine that the impossible had occurred. God had entered the worl...
Category: Quotes
based on 3 ratings
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Luke 2:1-7
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Implications For Society If Christ Wasn't ...
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Dec 14, 2009
Summary: Implications for Society if Christ wasn’t Born Have you ever imagined how does this world look like if Jesus were not born in that manger in Bethlehem around two thousand years ago? No Churches; and definitely no Christian institution of any kind. ...
Category: Stories
Denomination: *other
Scripture: Luke 2:1-20
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Hanukkah vs. Christmas
Shared By: Sermon Central Staff on Nov 11, 2009
Summary: HANUKKAH VS. CHRISTMAS In his book The Jesus I Never Knew, Philip Yancey recounts an episode of the TV show Thirtysomething in which Hope, a Christian, argues with her husband Michael, a Jew, about the holidays. "Why do you even bother with Hanuk...
Category: Humor
based on 2 ratings
Denomination: *other
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Missing the Big Story
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Jan 5, 2009
Summary: Missing the Big Story On December 17, 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright made their first flight of an airplane at Kitty Hawk NC. The flight lasted 59 seconds and travelled 850 ft. Wilbur rushed to the local telegraph office and sent the following m...
Category: Stories
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Luke 2:10-14
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Peace Child
Shared By: SermonCentral Staff on Oct 9, 2008
Summary: Peace Child In 1962, missionaries named Don and Carol Richardson went to New Guinea to bring the Good News of Christ to a group of people known as the Sawi. The Sawi was a headhunting, cannibalistic tribe who used the skulls of their victims as p...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Luke 2:14
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Stable Stabilizing
Shared By: Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
Summary: Stable Stabilizing Luke 2:12 says, "Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is Christ the Lord... You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger." Just as Christ was humble enough to be born in a stinky sta...
Category: Stories
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Luke 2:12