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  • For Hundreds Of Years Before The Birth Of Jesus, ...

    Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Nov 6, 2002
    based on 3 ratings

    For hundreds of years before the birth of Jesus, the Jews had been expecting a deliverer, a messiah, to help them to get rid of foreigners who had invaded their land. About 200 years before Jesus came, a wicked king of Syria, called Antiochus oppressed them. He had forbidden the worship of God more

  • The Birth Of Jesus - An Ordinary Time But An Extraordinary Birth

    Contributed by David Simpson on Jan 15, 2013

    The Romans dominated the country. The Jewish people were captive to Roman law and Roman ways. That is what compelled Joseph to travel with his pregnant wife Mary from Nazareth to Bethlehem (some 80 miles). To return to his ancestral home for the purpose of registering for the Roman census. Just more

  • In History, 160 Years Before The Birth Of Jesus, ...

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Apr 17, 2001
    based on 95 ratings

    In history, 160 years before the birth of Jesus, there is the story of the Maccabean revolt in Israel. Antiochus IV, King of Syria, had conquered Jerusalem, & he decided to destroy the Jewish religion & make the Jews deny their faith in God. Among the many things he did was to order the people to more

  • Let's Be Like God

    Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Nov 30, 2008

    LET'S BE LIKE GOD There’s a fable of a couple living in poor circumstances who were given the opportunity to make four wishes, guaranteed to come true. They could ask for whatever they wanted and they would have them! It seemed too good to be true. They were rather modest at first and asked more

  • Isn't It Amazing That Men Can Believe God ...

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Dec 4, 2008

    Isn't it amazing that men can believe God powerful and able to do the astounding things recorded for us throughout Scripture, but will not attribute to Him the ability to bring forth life from a womb without the more

  • In Coming

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Dec 4, 2008

    IN COMING In coming into the world He confirmed God's promises. In coming into the world He revealed the Father to us. In coming into the world He was able to become our faithful High Priest. In coming into the world He was able to put away sin. In coming into the world He destroyed the more

  • Xmas Or Christmas?

    Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Dec 15, 2008

    Xmas or CHRISTmas ? I used to get annoyed when I saw the word 'Xmas' as an abbreviation for 'Christmas' as it seemed to take something of the wonder out of the story of Jesus coming to our world as a baby in order to become the Saviour of the World. It was all part of the commercialising this more

  • What Is Christmas Is Really About? I Would Say It ...

    Contributed by Mark Eberly on Dec 15, 2008

    What is Christmas is really about? I would say it is not about simply being filled with joy and singing and family and relationships as the Whos seem to think Christmas is about. In fact Christmas is about a person: Jesus. It is about the one who was born as an outcast. His mother and father more

  • Previously In Bethlehem...

    Contributed by Bob Gillchrest on Dec 29, 2008

    PREVIOUSLY IN BETHLEHEM... In order to fix such a mess and to bring the presence of God back into the midst of His chosen people, you have to understand the back story. In the world of drama, every character in a play, or in a television show or movie, has a back story. This is what happened more

  • He Became Like Us

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 31, 2008

    HE BECAME LIKE US John Howard Griffin was a white man who believed he could never understand the plight of African-Americans unless he became like one. In 1959, he darkened his skin with medication, sun lamps, and stains, then traveled throughout the South. His book, Black Like Me, helped whites more

  • 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 more

  • The Explosive Christmas Story  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 7, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    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, 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 more

  • Boice On The Virgin Birth  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 28, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    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 more

  • Skepticism About The Virgin Birth  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 28, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    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, 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 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. 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 more

  • Max Lucado On Bethlehem And The Stable  PRO

    Contributed by Sermoncentral on Dec 30, 2009
    based on 3 ratings

    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 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 more