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  • Hanukkah Vs. Christmas

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 11, 2009
    based on 2 ratings

    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 Hanukkah?" she asks. "Do you really believe a handful ...read more

  • The Explosive Christmas Story  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 7, 2009
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    THE EXPLOSIVE CHRISTMAS STORY James Martin tells about a trip to the Holy Land. While there, he buys a nativity set for his Sunday School class. It was carved out of olive wood in the town of Bethlehem and had all the traditional figures: sheep and oxen; wise men and the shepherds; Mary, Joseph, ...read more

  • Long Walk Part Of ...

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 28, 2009

    "Long Walk Part of Gift" A young boy once came up to a missionary and said, “I love you and I want you to have this.” He pulled from a straw basket the most beautiful shell the missionary had ever seen. As she admired its beauty, she recognized it as a special shell only found on the far side of ...read more

  • Boice On The Virgin Birth  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 28, 2009
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    BOICE ON THE VIRGIN BIRTH One well-known Christian author, James Montgomery Boice, eloquently documents amazing things Jesus’ virgin birth, sinless life and sacrificial death accomplished for mankind as an amazing sign of His love. Jesus endured a human birth to give us a new spiritual ...read more

  • Skepticism About The Virgin Birth  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 28, 2009
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    SKEPTICISM ABOUT THE VIRGIN BIRTH A group of Bible scholars have unanimously agreed that Jesus had a human father, but they are uncertain who it was. Thus, according to these scholars, Jesus was not born of a virgin, was not conceived by the Holy Spirit, was and is not literally the Son of God, ...read more

  • Evans On The Virgin Birth  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 28, 2009
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    EVANS ON THE VIRGIN BIRTH Dr. William Evans, who pastored College Church from 1906-1909, was an unusually accomplished man. He had the entire King James Version of the Bible memorized as well as the New Testament of the American Standard Version. Dr. Evans also authored over fifty books. His ...read more

  • King Becomes A Peasant

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 28, 2009

    KING BECOMES A PEASANT King James V of Scotland would on occasion lay aside the royal robe of king and dress as a peasant. In disguise, he could move freely about the land, making friends and entering into their difficulties, appreciating their handicaps, sympathizing with them in their sorrow. ...read more

  • Unlikely Predictions

    Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Dec 29, 2009

    UNLIKELY PREDICTIONS Toronto Maple Leafs – rough start to their Season. First eight games were loses. Then hope was born... we got Phil Kessel of the Boston Bruins! Haven’t won the cup since 1967 – yes, I was only 5 years old. People laugh. Leaf jokes are now hotter than Newfie jokes! Things ...read more

  • Max Lucado On Bethlehem And The Stable  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 30, 2009
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    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 world as a baby. "Yet, were someone to chance upon ...read more

  • God Came In Person

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jan 4, 2010

    GOD CAME IN PERSON Richard Armstrong, in Make Your Life Worthwhile, reports the story about a man in Wales who sought to win the affection of a certain lady for 42 years before she finally said "Yes." The couple, both 74, recently became "Mr. and Mrs." For more than 40 years, the persistent, but ...read more

  • Losing Jesus

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Dec 13, 2010

    LOSING JESUS For about 14 years, I have been teaching AWANA. I teach each of our three division, beginning with a puppet skit and then a flannel graph lesson with felt figures. I taught the Christmas Story to the Sparks, K-2nd grade, then I moved everything into the auditorium to teach the ...read more

  • You Can Have My Room  PRO

    Contributed by Jeffrey Dillinger on Dec 20, 2010
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    YOU CAN HAVE MY ROOM Wally was a 7th grade student who was bigger than any of the other students in his Sunday school class. His mother had been an alcoholic when he was born, and as a result, Wally just did not have all the mental capabilities that the rest of his classmates had. But somehow he ...read more

  • This Baby Is For You

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 17, 2011

    THIS BABY IS FOR YOU Pastor and author Richard Foster writes about genuine, joyous giving. "Giving with a glad and generous heart has a way of rooting out the tough old miser within us. Just the very act of letting go of money or some other treasure does something great within us."1 Such ...read more

  • The Face Of God

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 26, 2011
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    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 and start carving the most beautiful of things out ...read more

  • An Unforgettable Moment  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 9, 2011
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    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 acceptance to school, whatever it might be – and ...read more

  • The History Of Happy Birthday

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Dec 4, 2011

    THE HISTORY OF HAPPY BIRTHDAY In the secular world, Happy Birthday is the best known song in the English speaking world. The song's base lyrics have been translated into at least 18 languages. It was written in 1893 by 2 sisters: Mildred J. Hill came up with the tune, and her sister Patty ...read more

  • Go Find Something To Do For God

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Feb 19, 2012

    GO FIND SOMETHING TO DO FOR GOD Ruth Rettig tells the story of having gone through unsuccessful cancer surgery and following up with chemo in Houston, which meant 500-mile roundtrips from their home in central Texas. The trips were exhausting enough but the chemo made her feel sick to death. She ...read more

  • We've All Read And Heard These Bible Verses About ...

    Contributed by Frank Gallagher on Nov 26, 2000
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    We’ve all read and heard these Bible verses about the shepherds before, taught by pastors and Sunday School teachers at Christmas time. We can even hear these verses on TV each year if we watch “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Charlie Brown spends the show as so many people do today, looking in all ...read more

  • Terry Waite, Who Was A Hostage In Lebanon For ...

    Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Dec 10, 2000
    based on 135 ratings

    Terry Waite, who was a hostage in Lebanon for five long years, tells in his autobiography, how for month after month he was kept chained hand and foot. Most of his clothes were taken from him, his shoes and even his watch. For hours at a time he could only curl up as a baby and he says he felt ...read more

  • There Was A Art Contest Held In A Local School ...

    Contributed by Kyle Meador on Dec 18, 2000
    based on 269 ratings

    There was a art contest held in a local school one Christmas season a few years ago in East Texas. One of the prize winners was a picture drawn by a nine year old boy showing three men, offering gifts to the baby Jesus in his manger. What made the picture unique is how the three gift presenters ...read more