Sermon Series
  • 1. What Do You Want For Christmas?

    Contributed on Dec 22, 2004
    based on 17 ratings

    Mary receives the announcement that she is going to have a baby. The focus of the message the excitement that comes with anticipating the birth of a child. We’ll explore the excitement and anticipation we have for Christmas. The title of the sermon will b

    What do you want for Christmas? Have you made out your list? Have you been shopping to see what you may want this year? We enjoy gifts. I do. I still get excited about opening gifts. Gifts say a lot. They are windows into our soul because they reveal what our true desires are. Gifts tell us more

  • 2. The Spirit Of Christmas

    Contributed on Dec 22, 2004
    based on 16 ratings

    Mary has to make preparations for the child to be born. In fact, God has to make preparations for the Christ-child to born as well. God has Caesar take a census of all the people and requires them to return to their city of birth. So, Mary and Joseph must

    All those preparations! Does your family resemble the Crandles? Did you hear Ann’s to-do list? The to-do lists just gets longer and longer, don’t they. Unfortunately, the number of hours in a day remains the same. So, how will we get all our preparations done by Christmas? How do we prepare for the more

  • 3. Have A Merry Christmas!

    Contributed on Dec 22, 2004
    based on 16 ratings

    The theme will be relationships. This worship experience will focus on our relationships with family and friends. The challenge will be to move from merely going through the activities of Christmas with our family and friends to knowing those we love on a

    Last week we learned that the spirit of Christmas is relationships, beginning with our relationship with God through Jesus Christ. Today we see that to have a merry Christmas involves relationships with people. It seems that God screams this message to us every year through the writers of more

  • 4. Over The River And Through The Wood

    Contributed on Dec 22, 2004
    based on 17 ratings

    The theme is final preparations. This worship experience will focus on the excitement and stress of the final week before the big event. Mary and Joseph had to make a long journey to Bethlehem. We have last-minute shopping and dinner plans to make. And in

    The Crandles are not as bad as we thought. They have decided to have a Merry Christmas by putting forth the effort to get along and enjoy each other. What about you? How are your Christmas plans coming? Are you getting excited? Or, is worry and fear getting a grip on you? As you travel “Over the more

  • 5. Christ, The Lord Is Born!

    Contributed on Dec 22, 2004
    based on 18 ratings

    Theme: Celebration The day has finally arrived! We have planned, organized, and made everything ready. When the baby is born, everyone celebrates. When the newly-born baby is laid in our hands, the world stands still. All the headaches of making prepar

    The birth of a child is an exciting time. I remember when our first son, Adam, was born. Throughout the pregnancy, it was hard for me to believe that there was actually a baby growing inside Lisa. Now, Lisa had no problem knowing this, especially once he started kicking her in the ribs or lying on more

  • 6. When Everyone's Gone

    Contributed on Dec 31, 2004
    based on 17 ratings

    The theme will be disappointment. For many people, the days after Christmas are filled with disappointment and for some, depression. The excitement of the holidays is over and everyone has gone home. Those whose children are now adults find themselves at

    Luke 2:8-24, 39-40 My wife began the sermon by telling about the birth of our first son and the feeling she had when everyone went home and we were left alone to care for and raise him. There is always a “coming down” after an exciting event. The event can be the birth of a child, a more