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Contributed by David DeWitt on Nov 29, 2001
Before we can truly celebrate Christmas we must be prepared!
Preparing for Christmas Selected Passages December 2, 2001 Introduction This is the time of year when everyone starts getting ready for Christmas. The stores are packed with people buying gifts. Elevators are filled with instrumental Christmas favorites. Those boxes packed away months ago are ...read more
Contributed by MELVIN NEWLAND on Dec 21, 2000
For millions of people Christmas never really comes. Oh, I'm not saying that Dec. 25th doesn't come. It comes, but Christmas doesn't really come into their hearts & their lives. (PowerPoints Available - #297)
MELVIN M. NEWLAND, MINISTER RIDGE CHAPEL, KANSAS, OK (REVISED: 2016) (PowerPoints used with this message are available at no charge. Just email me at mnewland@sstelcolcom and request #297.) TEXT: Galatians 4:19 Well, the calendar says that Christmas will soon be ...read more
Contributed by Alan Perkins on Mar 30, 2001
Christmas is hope personified. It highlights the fact that Christianity is essentially a religion of hope.
Today we began the Advent season by lighting the first Advent candle, the candle of hope. As we heard a few minutes ago, this candle reminds us of the hope God gave His people when He promised to send them a Messiah, a Savior, a Deliverer. The candle reminds us that this promise was fulfilled in ...read more
Contributed by Brian Bill on May 13, 2003
In the Gospel of Luke, we come across two characters who make their appearance in the final acts of the Christmas drama. One is a man named Simeon; the other is a woman named Anna. They don’t appear in any nativity scenes or in many Christmas cards, but
Waiting for Christmas Kids have a hard time waiting for Christmas. Here are some actual letters that were written to Santa: Dear Santa Claus, When you come to my house there will be cookies for you. But if you are real hungry you can use our phone and order a pizza to go. Dear Santa, I ...read more
Contributed by Rev. Matthew Parker on Dec 9, 2007
The good news of great joy for all people is shocking news that we dare not get used to.
Humans are complex creatures, aren’t we? Those we love we tend to hurt. We love God and yet we sin against God. We have goals and aspirations that are noble and strong , and yet we get tripped up by our own weakness along the way to fulfilling our goals. We can never seem to outrun the allure ...read more
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