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  • In 1864, One Of America’s Great Poets, ...  PRO

    Contributed by Mark Haines on Dec 7, 2000
    based on 151 ratings
     | 10,687 views

    In 1864, one of America’s great poets, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, wrote the poem which became the well-known carol, I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day. When I first heard this song, I wondered, “Why does he suddenly shift from joy at hearing the Christmas bells into such deep despair?” It starts ...read more

  • A Pastor Was Preparing A Christmas Message And ...  PRO

    Contributed by Harold Miller on Dec 14, 2000
    based on 156 ratings
     | 7,107 views

    A pastor was preparing a Christmas message and fell asleep in his study at the church. He dreamed that he was in a world into which Jesus had never come. He walked out on the streets, but no church spires pointed to heaven. He was summoned by a weeping child to visit her dying mother, but on ...read more

  • You Know Christmas Is Almost Here  PRO

    Contributed by Steve Malone on Nov 12, 2001
    based on 244 ratings
     | 7,707 views

    YOU KNOW CHRISTMAS IS ALMOST HERE WHEN: 10) There are more pine needles on your carpet than on your tree 9) The credit card is smoked along with the turkey and ham. 8) It’s A Wonderful Life has been shown for the 13th time 7) A trip to the mall and back is more challenging then the Indy 500 ...read more

  • Max Lucado In His Book, The Applause Of Heaven, ...  PRO

    Contributed by John Kah on Dec 5, 2001
    based on 10 ratings
     | 4,444 views

    Max Lucado in his book, The Applause of Heaven, puts it like this: "A small cathedral outside Bethlehem marks the supposed birthplace of Jesus. Behind a high altar in the church is a cave, a little cavern lit by sliver lamps. You can enter the main edifice and admire the ancient church. You can ...read more

  • Some Years Ago At A Drawing-Room Function, One Of ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 23, 2002
    based on 34 ratings
     | 5,960 views

    Some years ago at a drawing-room function, one of England’s leading actors was asked to recite for the pleasure of his fellow guests. He consented and asked if there was anything special that his audience would like to hear. After a moment’s pause, an old clergyman present said: "Could you, sir, ...read more

  • In A Survey, Nearly A Third Of Those Questioned ...  PRO

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Jul 15, 2002
    based on 68 ratings
     | 2,574 views

    In a survey, nearly a third of those questioned stated that, of all the persons mentioned in the Christmas story, they identified the most with the shepherds. They were your average, ordinary, everyday ...read more

  • Questions For Mary  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 29, 2004
    based on 6 ratings
     | 4,707 views

    QUESTIONS FOR MARY Max Lucado has twenty-five questions that he wants to ask Mary the mother of Jesus, here are a few of my favorites. What was it like watching him pray? When he saw a rainbow, did he ever mention a flood? Did you ever feel awkward teaching him how he created the world? ...read more

  • The First One

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 29, 2004
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,176 views

    THE FIRST ONE “Mary was the first person in the world to carry the Gospel.” SOURCE: Rodney Buchanan in ...read more

  • It's Hard Being...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 29, 2004
    based on 9 ratings
     | 3,845 views

    IT’S HARD BEING... Pastor Ben Patterson, tells the following story: My 5-year-old niece, Olivia, and her best friend, Claire, were participating in a nativity play at school. Claire was playing Mary, and Olivia was an angel. Before the show, a young boy was going around the dressing room ...read more

  • Do You Believe?  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 29, 2004
    based on 5 ratings
     | 3,040 views

    DO YOU BELIEVE? Americans are three times as likely to believe in the Virgin Birth of Jesus (83 percent) as in evolution (28 percent) Not only do 91 percent of [American] Christians say they believe in the Virgin Birth, but so do an astonishing 47 percent of U.S. ...read more

  • Sin Separates. Sin Divides. Sin Brings Death To ...  PRO

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Sep 22, 2004
    based on 3 ratings
     | 7,998 views

    Sin separates. Sin divides. Sin brings death to relationships and destroys fellowship. God unites. God brings oneness and unity. On the day of Pentecost, God reversed the Babel process, and with one language from heaven, He demonstrated that all in Him will be sharers of one divine ...read more

  • The Fact Of Jesus' Birth Is The Final And ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 13, 2004
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,590 views

    “The fact of Jesus’ birth is the final and immeasurable proof that God ...read more

  • Afraid Of Christmas?" Luke 2: 8-14 Key Verse(S): ...  PRO

    Contributed by Mark Brunner on Dec 20, 2004
    based on 15 ratings
     | 2,475 views

    “Afraid of Christmas?” Luke 2: 8-14 Key verse(s): 10: “But the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people.” “If I hear one more person wish me a “Happy Holiday!” I think I will just burst!” How often have you heard that over the ...read more

  • How Do We Know God Is Here With Us?  PRO

    Contributed by Rick Crandall on Dec 14, 2005
    based on 5 ratings
     | 4,721 views

    *Christmas is a time when God came near. And God comes near today. *Joe McKeever told the story of a little girl named Rachel. Like many preschoolers, Rachel had a problem waking up in the middle of the night, scared and crying. The only thing that would sooth her fears was crawling into bed with ...read more

  • Sometimes When I Tell People About My Experience ...  PRO

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Dec 23, 2005
    based on 7 ratings
     | 1,814 views

    Sometimes when I tell people about my experience of God, I feel a bit like Lucy when she had returned from the wardrobe for the first time (The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe). She really had been to Narnia. It really did exist. It was an amazing place, and yet it just sounded too far fetched for ...read more

  • A Shepherd Was Looking After His Sheep One Day On ...  PRO

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Dec 23, 2005
    based on 16 ratings
     | 4,098 views

    A shepherd was looking after his sheep one day on the side of a deserted road, when suddenly a brand new Porsche screeches to a halt. The driver, a man dressed in an Armani suit, Rockport shoes, Oakleys sunglasses, Rolex watch, and a Versace tie, gets out and asks the shepherd: "If I can tell ...read more

  • Implications For Society If Christ Wasn't ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 13, 2009
     | 2,510 views

    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. Red Cross does not exist; World Vision and World ...read more

  • You Have To Love Him Into It

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 31, 2009
     | 3,059 views

    "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 products. He had to rebuild this display many times ...read more

  • Don't Leave Out Any Ingredients In The Recipe For ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jan 17, 2010
     | 4,429 views

    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 recalled, & toasters & baby seats. But I had never ...read more

  • A Gift Beyond Description  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 14, 2010
    based on 2 ratings
     | 3,789 views

    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 purchase one, you first go to your Jaguar dealer and ...read more