Contributed on Dec 4, 2006
While we sing and talk of one coming on a sleigh, we must remember that Jesus will also be Coming to Town but rather than on a sleigh pulled by reindeer, he will be in the clouds and rather than by reindeer, he will come with power and glory!
INTRO Isn’t it amazing what Christmas has become? How the sweet calm picture of the birth of one named Jesus has become so much about rush, money, and envy. ILL: Listen to this parody of the Christmas season that I read this past week: "And there were in the same country children keeping watch ...read more
Contributed on Dec 11, 2006
In a season where giving requres so much time and energy, what time and energy has been laid aside to prepare the gifts we will bring to Jesus this Christmas?
INTRO. A. The Perfect Gift People all around the world at this time of the year go to all extremes to give the perfect Christmas Gift. Some even plan for the full year. Not only do we want the perfect gift but the perfect type of gift. You look at another’s personality, style of living, ...read more
Contributed on Dec 18, 2006
What can we as parents learn from the miracle of Jesus through the eyes of His parents, Mary and Joseph?
INTRODUCTION A. In looking at the Christmas season, we talked about the special meanings behind the Advent – a reminder that He’s Coming Back to Town but not like He arrived the first time. Not on any sleigh nor pulled by any reindeer but with a shout and in the clouds! We looked at the season ...read more
Contributed on Dec 23, 2006
Like preparing for Christmas, God wishes to prepare us for Jesus by providing to us a Spiritual Cleansing, a Re-Decorating of the Heart, and an Exchange of Gifts
INTRODUCTION Time is close! Down to the last few moments – “The Final Preparation” for Christmas? What do YOU HAVE YET TO DO to prepare for Christmas? In MY HOUSE, Deb has a certain formula for preparing for this special season. In fact, of all the special times of the year, this the one she ...read more