Contributed by Rick Crandall on Dec 14, 2005
*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
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 11, 2007
"You have to be flexible. If you have a plan and just blindly follow it, its
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 22, 2008
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
Contributed by Sermon Central on Feb 15, 2009
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
Contributed by Melvin Newland on Nov 5, 2001
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
Contributed by Melvin Newland on Nov 8, 2001
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
Contributed by Dan Cormie on Oct 26, 2002
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
NAME THAT CHRISTMAS CAROL
1. Bleached Yule
2. Castaneous-colored Seed Vesicated in a
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
Contributed by Rob Short on Apr 6, 2001
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
Contributed by Sam Higgs on Nov 30, 2011
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
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.
Contributed by Sermon Central on May 6, 2012
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
Contributed by John Gullick on Mar 16, 2016
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
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Dec 15, 2019
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)
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Mar 8, 2022
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
But when it came time to name Jesus, the Hebrew name, "Yeshua" has the same sound
Contributed by Sermon Central on Jul 23, 2009
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
Contributed by Sermon Central on Oct 18, 2009
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
Contributed by Sermon Central on Nov 10, 2009
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
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 1, 2009
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.”
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 27, 2009
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,