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

    Contributed by Rick Crandall on Dec 14, 2005
    based on 5 ratings
     | 4,724 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

  • You Have To Be Flexible. If You Have A Plan And ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 11, 2007
     | 3,860 views

    "You have to be flexible. If you have a plan and just blindly follow it, its ...read more

  • God The Rebuilder  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 22, 2008
    based on 17 ratings
     | 7,169 views

    GOD THE REBUILDER Three men are hiking and they come upon a large raging river. They need to get to the other side, but they don’t know how. The first man says, "God, give me the strength to cross this river." Poof! God gives him big arms and strong legs, and he swims across the raging river. It ...read more

  • Perfect Gifts

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 15, 2009
     | 4,207 views

    PERFECT GIFTS Everyone loves to receive gifts at Christmas time. And I am sure that as Christmas approaches, we are wondering what lies behind those wrapped presents. I remember as a child that these four weeks of advent were so difficult. I would go by that tree about 30 million times a day ...read more

  • There Is A Rather Poignant Christmas Story About ...  PRO

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Nov 5, 2001
    based on 131 ratings
     | 4,744 views

    There is a rather poignant Christmas story about a little girl who watched her mother & dad getting ready for Christmas. To her, it seemed that dad was preoccupied with burdens & bundles, & mom was concerned about parties & presents, & they just had no time for her. She felt that she was being ...read more

  • Mommy, What Does God Look Like?" Asked ...  PRO

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Nov 8, 2001
    based on 134 ratings
     | 2,627 views

    ILL. "Mommy, what does God look like?" asked 5-year-old Timmy. He put down his peanut butter sandwich & took a big swallow of milk. "Well, God is a Spirit & we can’t see Him in the same way that we see people," his mother began, not knowing quite where to go from there. "But if we can’t see ...read more

  • Two Men Who Lived In A Small Village Got Into A ...  PRO

    Contributed by Dan Cormie on Oct 26, 2002
    based on 6 ratings
     | 2,873 views

    Two men who lived in a small village got into a terrible dispute that they could not resolve. So they decided to talk to the town sage. The first man went to the sage’s home and told his version of what happened. When he finished, the sage said, "You’re absolutely right." The next night, the second ...read more

  • Name That Christmas Carol  PRO

    Contributed by Wade Martin Hughes, Sr on Nov 24, 2002
    based on 19 ratings
     | 3,246 views

    NAME THAT CHRISTMAS CAROL 1. Bleached Yule 2. Castaneous-colored Seed Vesicated in a Conflagration 3. Singular Yearning for the Twin Anterior Incisors 4. Righteous Darkness 5. Arrival Time 2400 hrs - Weather Cloudless 6. Loyal Followers Advance 7. Far Off in a ...read more

  • In 1994, Two Christian Missionaries Answered An ...  PRO

    Contributed by Rob Short on Apr 6, 2001
    based on 189 ratings
     | 9,372 views

    In 1994, two Christian missionaries answered an invitation from the Russian Department of Education to teach morals and ethics in a large orphanage. About 100 boys and girls who had been abandoned, abused, and left in the care of a government-run program were in the orphanage. It was nearing ...read more

  • Making Christmas Special  PRO

    Contributed by Sam Higgs on Nov 30, 2011
    based on 3 ratings
     | 4,525 views

    MAKING CHRISTMAS SPECIAL In the months leading up to the Christmas season, Dan had lost his job. Well, in the city he lived in, most of the workers had to relocate with the company or face unemployment. Dan was one of the unlucky ones who had not been with the company long enough to be asked ...read more

  • The Treasure Of Christmas

    Contributed by Suresh Manoharan on Dec 18, 2011
     | 3,483 views

    I agree it is time Christmas “message” time folks! But firstly how about having a round of Quiz? Which is your favorite Tintin comic? Do I hear the answers…Tintin in Tibet, Crab with the Golden claws etc etc. Some would even confide, any comic with Captain Haddock (most spicy character) in it. ...read more

  • How To Give Thanks In The Midst Of Loss  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on May 6, 2012
    based on 7 ratings
     | 6,185 views

    HOW TO GIVE THANKS IN THE MIDST OF LOSS When you've lost something or someone precious, it is easy to forget that "the Lord gives and the Lord takes away." He doesn't owe us a reason. John Claypool was a pastor in Louisville, Kentucky many years ago. He and his wife lost their daughter, Laura ...read more

  • A Little Piece On Jesus' Incredible Journey

    Contributed by John Gullick on Mar 16, 2016
     | 4,184 views

    What season are you in. . Jesus had an incredible journey. He was born in dramatic circumstances surrounded by heavenly testimonies and worldly violence lived in a remote and often scorned village - grew up in anonymity a carpenters son and apprentice at thirty years of age he struck out in ...read more

  • Name Of Jesus (Yeshua)

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Dec 15, 2019
     | 2,408 views

    The Old Testament prophets were often commanded to give their children names that described God’s dealings with Israel. Most Old Testament names that incorporate either the syllable “el” or the letter “Y” (sometimes “J” in English) incorporate the name of God. For example, Joshua (Hebrew Y’hoshuah) ...read more

  • Names

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Mar 8, 2022
     | 1,996 views

    Our country boasts 18 doctors named Dr. Doctor and another called Dr. Surgeon. Yes, we have a dermatologist titled Dr. Rash, a psychiatrist who goes by Dr. Couch, and an anesthesiologist named Dr. Gass. But when it came time to name Jesus, the Hebrew name, "Yeshua" has the same sound ...read more

  • God With Us

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 23, 2009
    based on 1 rating
     | 9,615 views

    GOD WITH US Count Zinzendorf, the founder of the Moravians, was converted in an art gallery in Dusseldorf while contemplating a painting of Christ on the cross which had the inscription, "I did this for thee. What hast thou done for me?" This picture had been painted by an artist three hundred ...read more

  • Run With Endurance  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 18, 2009
    based on 3 ratings
     | 7,766 views

    RUN WITH ENDURANCE Unlike most competitions however, running the race in spiritual terms is not to try to be first, but to be faithful and finish! The Christian race is not a competitive event to see who comes in first, but an endurance run to see who finishes faithfully. It’s like the ...read more

  • Hanukkah Vs. Christmas  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Nov 10, 2009
    based on 2 ratings
     | 3,554 views

    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 of ...read more

  • John Bunyan's Definition Of ...

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 1, 2009
     | 2,501 views

    John Bunyan’s Definition of Sin John Bunyan said, “Sin is the dare of God’s justice. Sin is the rape of God’s mercy…It is the jeer of His patience, sleight of His power and contempt of his love.” From a ...read more

  • Skepticism About The Virgin Birth  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 27, 2009
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,116 views

    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