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  • The Census At The Birth Of Jesus

    Contributed by Martin Spoelstra on Dec 8, 2023
    based on 1 rating

    Historians have been puzzled about the census. The one taken when Quirinius was governor of Syria. While all this begins to explain why Mary and Joseph were in Bethlehem, Luke is making a point. The birth of this little boy is the beginning of a confrontation between the kingdom of God - in all its more

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

    Contributed by David Simpson on Jan 14, 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

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

    Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Nov 5, 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

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

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Apr 16, 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

  • Jesus' Birth

    Contributed by Kevin Barron on Dec 28, 2012

    Steve McGuire, our retired county judge, mentioned to me the other day that when someone wishes him “Merry Christmas,” he will sometimes tell them, “I wish you a happy birthday for Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior!” He has seen, like all of us need to see, that Christmas was not just the lights more

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

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

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

  • In His Book, Science Speaks, Peter Stoner Applies ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 15, 2005
    based on 7 ratings

    In his book, Science Speaks, Peter Stoner applies the modern science of probability to just eight prophecies regarding Christ. He says, “The chance that any man might have ...fulfilled all eight prophecies is one in 10 to the 17th. That would be 1 in 100,000,000,000,000,000.” (one hundred more

  • The Virgin Birth

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Dec 16, 2014

    M.R. DeHaan- From a beginningless eternity Jesus was the infinite Son of God, one of the three persons of the trinity, equal with God the Father and the Holy Spirit. And then when the time for the payment of redemption’s price came, Jesus left the glories of the Father’s house, laid aside the form more

  • Skepticism About The Virgin Birth  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 27, 2009
    based on 4 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

  • What To Do With Bad Gifts Source: Usa Today ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 10, 2002
    based on 6 ratings

    WHAT TO DO WITH BAD GIFTS Source: USA Today 1999 What adults say they do with that not-quite-right holiday gift: Survey Says... 31%: Keep it 30%: Hide it more

  • I Believe That A Picture Of Jesus' Birth Has Been ...  PRO

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Dec 2, 2001
    based on 11 ratings

    I believe that a picture of Jesus’ birth has been painted throughout the years of a quiet and calm night in which everything was still and hushed. I don’t think so. Let’s think about if for a moment. What if every man in this country had to go back to his hometown on January 31, 2010 and register more

  • How Important Is The Virgin Birth Of Christ?

    Contributed by Dr. Larry Petton on Dec 5, 2022

    Several years ago, Redbook Magazine took a poll of students in Protestant seminaries. They found that 56% of the students in Protestant seminaries studying for the ministry rejected the idea of the virgin birth. The Survey Research Center of the University of California at Berkeley polled the more

  • The Birth Foretold  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 5, 2004
    based on 16 ratings

    THE BIRTH FORETOLD About 500 before Jesus was born - a man named Buddha came along. He established a religion we know of as Buddhism, and many people gathered around him and tried to live by his teachings. But before he was born, nobody ever said: “Hey somebody is going to come along and he will more

  • The Miracle Birth

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Mar 16, 2011

    THE MIRACLE BIRTH Mike Hermanstorfer was clutching his pregnant wife's hand in a Colorado hospital on Christmas Eve last year when she stopped breathing. Mike’s wife, Tracy, went into cardiac arrest during labor. Doctors told him, "We're going to take your son out now. We have been unable to more

  • We've All Read And Heard These Bible Verses About ...  PRO

    Contributed by Frank Gallagher on Nov 26, 2000
    based on 140 ratings

    We’ve all read and heard these Bible verses about the shepherds before, taught by pastors and Sunday School teachers at Christmas time. We can even hear these verses on TV each year if we watch “A Charlie Brown Christmas.” Charlie Brown spends the show as so many people do today, looking in all more

  • Boice On The Virgin Birth  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 27, 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 birth. more

  • The New Birth Day

    Contributed by Thomas Cash on Mar 3, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    THE NEW BIRTH DAY The day we come to Christ is our “New Birth” Day! Spurgeon: "It was the beginning of life to me when I saw Jesus dying in my place." The day of our salvation eclipses our birthdays, our graduations, our more

  • Bureaucracy Gives Birth To Itself And Then ...  PRO

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 10, 2007
    based on 2 ratings

    Bureaucracy gives birth to itself and then expects more

  • Despised At His Birth

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 31, 2008

    DESPISED AT HIS BIRTH (cf. V. 3) He was born a favored son when he was born to Rachel. It also was not Joseph's fault that he was being despised because of who he was born to, and also when he was born. PRACTICAL APPLICATION: We are only born once, physically and all have the opportunity to be more

  • Evans On The Virgin Birth

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 27, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    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 son, more