Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 17, 2006
The Christ-child lay on Mary’s lap,
His hair was like a light.
(O weary, weary is the world,
But here is all aright.)
The Christ-child lay on Mary’s breast,
His hair was like a star.
(O stern and cunning are the kings,
But here the true hearts are.)
The Christ-child lay on
Contributed by Tim Smith on Aug 13, 2017
Dr. Bryant Kirkland, pastor of 5th Ave. Pres. Church in NY was traveling to do a series of sermons on the west coast. He needed time on that 3 hour flight to study and prepare, so he buckled down and let everyone near me feel the tension. His body language said, "Don't bother me, I'm a busy man
Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 12, 2007
"In the din and roar of this busy worlds call for attention, will we, like the innkeeper of old, be too busy to see the star and hear the chorus of angels, and worship the Christ Child?True Christmas comes to all who amid the
Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Jan 15, 2007
There are others who know about this miracle birth
The humblest of people catch a glimpse of their worth
For it isn’t to the palace that the Christ child comes
But to shepherds and street people, hookers and bums
And the message is clear if you’ve got [you have] ears to hear
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 Thomas Cash on Apr 13, 2009
Years ago Bonnie Chamberlain wrote a story in the Saturday Review that told of an artist who was once commissioned to paint in a Sicilian cathedral a mural depicting the life of Jesus. The painter accepted this task and made it his life’s work. He began by searching for people to be his models for
Contributed by A. Todd Coget on Dec 12, 2003
A LESSON OF LOVE AT CHRISTMAS
There is a seldom noticed yet preciously tender lesson to be found in Mary’s actions immediately following the angel’s visit announcing her role as bearer of the Christ Child. She had been told that her cousin Elizabeth was also experiencing an unusual, though
Contributed by Scott Weber on Dec 21, 2005
In a December 2002 article by English columnist Brendan O’Neill called “Eat Drink, Be Merry,” he wrote this: (Show Picture) “Guess who’s plastering posters around the UK this Christmas with the words ’I wish the baby Jesus had never been born’ on them? A Satanic group dreading another celebration
Martin Luther noted that the tree represented the everlasting love of God. He pointed out to his church that the evergreen’s color did not fade, just as the love of the Lord did not fade even in the most harshest of times. Martin Luther was the first person to put candles on a tree.To him the
Contributed by Sermon Central on Dec 28, 2008
STEALING HIS GLORY
Recently, we heard about what happened in the capital in Washington State.
OLYMPIA, Wash. -- An atheist group unveiled an anti-religion placard/sign in the state Capitol, joining a Christian Nativity scene and "holiday tree" on display during December.
Contributed by Steve Malone on Dec 17, 2001
I DIDN'T GO AND SEE
The story is about shepherd who was a youth on that first Christmas night. And now he is old and as his grandson sits on his knee he recalls that night, "A long, long time ago, when I was a little more than a boy, I was out on the Judean hills one night with some other
Contributed by David Tack on Dec 2, 2011
WHAT WILL YOU DO WITH JESUS THIS CHRISTMAS?
Many years ago in the countryside of Bethlehem the townsfolk prepared for just another day, though this day was quite extraordinary. The shepherds were out tending to their sheep and the Jewish nation was feeling the restraints of Roman oppression.
Contributed by Melvin Newland on Nov 28, 2006
ILL. The late Erma Bombeck in her book, "If Life is a bowl of Cherries, Why Am I Always in the Pits?", recalled the legend of a church where the chimes rang miraculously whenever someone gave a generous gift.
But the chimes hadn’t rung for a long time, even though kings & potentates had
Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Aug 11, 2008
For thousands of years the Israelites had been looking for the coming of the Messiah. There in Bethlehem by the miraculous power of God, Mary, a young virgin, gave birth to the Savior of the world. Most people missed that glorious event, but a few did not.
Who are the
Contributed by Tim Smith on Aug 13, 2017
Ann Voskamp writes, “It’s almost a dozen years now, nothing under the Christmas tree here. Strange, the way children teach adults. It started at bedtime one year, I do remember that. Smoothing back hair, kissing foreheads, pulling up the blankets over my kids. Tucking them in. Prayers said all in a