Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 12, 2007
"There is love at Christmas because Christmas was born of love. Let us, each one, keep alive
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 Steve Smith on Dec 4, 2006
ILL: Christmas Season
Listen to this parody of the Christmas season that I read this past week:
"And there were in the same country children keeping watch over there stockings by the fireplace. And lo! And was said unto them `Fear not, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy that is
Contributed by Bobby Scobey on Oct 29, 2008
A BOY AND CHRISTMAS
An eight-year-old boy describes his father's celebration of Christmas:
Dad just finished putting up the Christmas lights. Dad likes to put up the Christmas lights. He puts them all over the house. He puts them all over the yard, too. He puts them in the trees and
WHAT IF THERE WAS NO CHRISTMAS?
Lets ponder the what if - say- the antichrist powers would have defeated Christ at birth and therefore eliminated Christianity? what would have been lost?
i. There would be no Christmas joy
ii. There would be no kids smiles
iii. There would be no Merry
"Christmas is the harvest time of love. Souls are drawn to other souls. All that we have read and thought and hoped comes to fruition at this happy time. Our spirits are astir. We feel within us a strong desire to serve. A strange, subtle force, a new kindness animates man
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Nov 24, 2002
MEANING OF CHRISTMAS?
A television interviewer was walking the streets of Tokyo at Christmas time. Much as in America, Christmas shopping is a big commercial success in Japan. The interviewer stopped one young woman on the sidewalk, and asked, "What is the meaning of Christmas?"
Contributed by Davon Huss on Nov 16, 2014
It seems like stores put out their Christmas merchandise earlier every year. Let’s start selling Christmas stuff in July, beat the holiday rush. Song by Brave Combo- The president was passing laws, Gave a call to Santa Claus He said, "get that toy machine on high. Economy is in a slump I know
Contributed by Aaron Hand on Dec 22, 2007
[A Christmas Poem]
The King of Kings, the Lord of Lords
Came to earth for you and me.
The salvation I could not afford
He paid for on Calvary.
What could I ever give Him
That would thank Him for His Son?
I’ll confess, and turn from my sin
And live in the victory won!
I told you about a pair of guys who had exchanged the same pair of moleskin pants for over a decade. Each year they tried to outdo one another with the only rules being they couldn’t damage the pants and they had to use scrap material. I’d left the story with Kunkel having
Contributed by Paul Fritz on Dec 25, 2001
The Work of Christmas
When the song of the angels is stilled,
When the star in the sky is gone,
When the kings and princes are home,
When the shepherds are back with their flock,
The work of Christmas begins:
To find the lost,
To heal the broken,
To feed the hungry,
To release the
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
Contributed by Tim Smith on Mar 17, 2011
THE CHRISTMAS SCOUT
In spite of the fun and laughter, 13 yr. old Frank Wilson was not happy. It was true, he had received all the presents he wanted, and he enjoyed the traditional Christmas Eve reunions with relatives for the purpose of exchanging gifts and good wishes but Frank was not happy.
Contributed by Matthew Kratz on Dec 21, 2008
Can This Be Christmas?
What's all this hectic rush and worry?
Where go these crowds who run and curry?
Why all the lights--the Christmas trees?
The jolly "fat man," tell me please!
Why, don't you know? This is the day
For parties and for fun and play;
Why this is Christmas!
So this is
Contributed by Tim Smith on Feb 19, 2012
THE UNEXPECTED CHRISTMAS
When I was in seventh grade, like so many youth at that age, music became a huge part of my life. I was awakened to the sounds of music of Elton John’s Greatest Hits, SuperTramp's Breakfast in America and Led Zeppelin 2. So my hope and dream was to build a stereo system
Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Dec 12, 2011
According to a British Paper (Romsey Advertiser):
"Christmas shoppers looking for a bargain should be wary of counterfeit goods which flood the market in the run-up to the festive season," the UK Border Agency has warned.
"Fake Ugg Boots, GHD hair straighteners,
Contributed by Sam Higgs on Dec 6, 2012
Making Christmas Special
In the months leading up to the Christmas season, Dan 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 to
Contributed by Bernard Dawson on Dec 14, 2002
ALONE ON CHRISTMAS
George Mason’s life was centered in his business. He lived alone and refused all invitations to socialize. His brother’s family had urged him to visit but the children always made too much noise. Besides, he didn’t want to buy presents for his nephews and nieces. Instead he
It was the day after Christmas at a church in San Francisco. Pastor Mike was looking at the nativity scene outside when he noticed the baby Jesus was missing from the figures.
Immediately, Pastor Mike turned towards the church to call the police. But as he was about to do