Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"The time draws near the birth of Christ, The moon is hid, the night is still; The Christmas bells from hill
Contributed by Alan Tison on Dec 7, 2005
Before the birth of Christ, no royalty would ever show their humility. That would be too human, too common. Kings have parades & entourages to draw the focus toward them.
When Queen Elizabeth last visited America, she brought with her the following items
• 4000 pounds of luggage – 4 outfits for
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jun 18, 2007
Four hundred years before the birth of Christ, the renowned Greek
philosopher Socrates drank the poison hemlock and lay down to die. “Shall we live again?” his friends asked. The dying
Contributed by Jim Butcher on Nov 15, 2018
Scott Harrison, founder of charity:water, shares this story:
"I recently had the chance to visit charity:water's very first project. It was a well that we had funded on my thirty-first birthday and then built in the IDP camp of Bobi, Uganda.
"The sprawling camp of 31,000 people had cleared out,
Contributed by Danny Rogers on Oct 9, 2006
In a "Peanuts" cartoon strip, good old Charlie Brown says to Linus, "Life is just too much for me. I’ve been confused from the day I was born. I think the whole trouble is that we’re thrown into life too fast. We’re not really prepared." Linus asks, "What did you want . . . a chance to warm up
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 9, 2006
"We must feel toward our people as a father toward his children; yea, the most tender love of a mother must not surpass ours. We must even travail in birth, till Christ be formed in them. They should see that we care for no outward thing, neither liberty, nor honor, nor life, in comparison to
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jul 31, 2003
From the movie "Daylight" starring Sylvester Stallone:
After a car crash in an underwater tunnel the resulting explosion traps a group of people underground. Former emergency medical technicians, Kit Latura, (Stallone) happens to be on the scene and begins his rescue efforts. Making his way
Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Dec 27, 2011
Timothy Smith writes in his sermon on Jesus being born to die,
"I was watching "48 Hours Mystery" last Tuesday night on CBS. Their show that night was called "The Mystery of Christmas." It was all about finding and looking at historical evidence for the birth of Christ. Early in the show
Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Mar 22, 2010
My son and daughter in law are wanting to renovate their home. They need more space with a new baby coming. As it is, my granddaughter sleeps in what was once a large walk-in closet. So they really need some space. Even then the house will still be small.
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
The Significance of Nazareth
"God sent the angel Gabriel to Nazareth, a town in Galilee." (Luke 1:26)
Many Christian historians tell us that by the time of the birth of Christ, Nazareth had become an unimportant town. It was the home of Joseph and Mary (Luke 2:39) and Nazareth was where
Contributed by Kenneth Henes on Jun 23, 2004
When she turned 21, Tammy Harris from Roanoke, Virginia, began searching for her biological mother. After a year, she had not succeeded. What she didn’t know was that her mother, Joyce Schultz, had been trying to locate her for twenty years.
According to a recent Associated Press story, there
Contributed by David Ward on May 13, 2007
When she turned 21, Tammy Harris from Roanoke, Virginia, began searching for her biological mother. After a year, she had not succeeded. What she didn’t know was that her mother, Joyce Schultz, had been trying to locate her for twenty years. According to an Associated Press story, there was one
Contributed by Timothy Enns on Oct 17, 2011
SHEPHERDS: THE LOWER CLASS
For many years I drove truck, hauling produce from California to Canada. I would often cut across the back roads of Idaho instead of staying on the busy interstate. The area I would travel trough on the back roads would take me through deserts and volcanoes, but it
Contributed by Jeff Strite on Dec 19, 2011
I visited a blog that was selling some of these tree toppers and the variety astounded me:
Some were wintery decorations. Things like:
* Ginger bread men
* Spires that looked like the steeples of a Russian church buildings.
Then, there were some peculiar
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Aug 2, 2010
THE HIPPOCRATIC OATH
We have all heard about the Hippocratic Oath, even if we don't know what all is in it, and what we do know is delivered through television and is wrong. We hear TV doctors say "remember what it says in the Hippocratic Oath: 'First, do no harm'" but that isn't in the
Contributed by Dale Pilgrim on Jan 5, 2009
We all have various Christmas traditions. Few of us probably have a tradition quite like the Robynson family’s. In his book Crazy Love, Francis Chan shares their story (their effort to keep Christmas and to exude the true Christmas spirit):
This family of five, with three kids
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 6, 2004
What do people believe about the birth of Christ? A few days ago Newsweek Magazine conducted a poll asking some questions about Christ and His birth.* Here are some of the results:
67% - believe that the entire story of Christmas is historically accurate
24% - believe the
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
Selecting a Christmas Gift
It is that time of the year when people really start to get serious about selecting Christmas gifts.
When purchasing Christmas gifts one must first remember what is being celebrated. "For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever
Contributed by Steve Malone on Nov 13, 2001
Here is a parody of Luke’s account of the birth of Christ, that really underscores just how far our world has let the true meaning of Christmas slip away from them.
"And there were in the same country children keeping watch over there stockings by the fireplace. And lo! Santa Claus came upon
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 10, 2002
THE SIGNIFICANCE OF CHRISTMAS TO AMERICANS
The Barna Research Group poll, conducted for the Lutheran Hour Ministries found that:
37% of adults in the national survey (88% of whom identified themselves as Christian) said the birth of Jesus is the most important aspect of Christmas.