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  • O Little Town Of Bethlehem

    Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on Jun 29, 2017
    based on 69 ratings
     | 33,369 views

    In forty brief words, Micah tells the story of a very special town. Though his words may be brief, they contain a wealth of spiritual truth. The Story Of Bethlehem is a special story that needs to be told and retold. Especially in these days.

    For those not familiar with an Anglican Service; there are four Scripture Readings before the Sermon. The Scripture Readings for this day were: Micah 5: 2-5; Psalm 80:1-7; Hebrews 10:5-10 and Luke 1:39-55. (This Message was reworked December 2015). In 1865, ...... shortly after the Civil ...read more

  • Visit Of The Wisemen Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on Jun 19, 2017
     | 608 views

    The wise men came to Jerusalem during the time when Herod was king. One thing that Herod did not want was competition. When these wise men showed up in Jerusalem, it created quite a stir and Herod had his curiosity peaked.

    -4 BC- Jerusalem and Bethlehem Visit of the Wisemen (Numbers 24:17) Matthew 2:1-12 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem. (Matthew 2:1) The wise men came to Jerusalem during the time when Herod was king. One ...read more

  • Finding God Above Our Heads Series

    Contributed by Billy Ricks on Jun 6, 2017
     | 373 views

    What was God's real goal for Christmas? Philippians 2:9-11 makes clear that Jesus came so that all knees would bow and all tongues would confess in worship of the God of grace!!

    Intro: How many know how many more shopping days till Christmas? Today there are 13 shopping days until Christmas. The goal for many for Christmas has become finding the perfect gift at the perfect price. But what was God’s goal for Christmas? What was the real purpose for ...read more

  • What Are You Going To Do With Jesus?

    Contributed by Mark Mitchell on Jun 5, 2017
     | 239 views

    Everyone will have to make a decision on what they want to do with Jesus.

    Mathew 2 Introduction: Illustration “Savior & Judge” - There are two common and typical responses to Jesus and the gospel I. You can hate Him and be angry (v. 16) - Illustration “A Father’s Will” A. Jesus was a threat to his position B. Jesus was a threat to his power C. Jesus was a ...read more

  • Cuál Es Tu Signo Series

    Contributed by Scott Hudgins on Mar 21, 2017
     | 1,027 views

    La encontraron y descubrieron que la señal astral no era la fuente de su esperanza, no era de lo que se necesitaban depender. Encontraron a el que creó la estrella. El Rey de reyes.

    La Expectativa de la Esperanza: ¿Cuál es tu signo? 11 enero 2015 Introducción Quiero hacerles una pregunta. La pregunta es un poquito rara especialmente porque la estoy haciendo en una iglesia cristiana y en una charla. Pero de todos modos se la voy a hacer. … ¿Cuál es tu signo? … ¿Cuántos ...read more

  • Jesus Tempted

    Contributed by Paul Andrew on Feb 26, 2017
     | 1,191 views

    attention to our character with Christ

    Lent1A Robert Louis Stevenson once wrote an unforgettable story about a Dr. Jekyll and a Mr. Hyde. Most of you know the story well. Dr. Henry Jekyll was respected in his community–a gentleman in every respect. But he had some secret vices which he kept carefully hidden from public view. Desiring ...read more

  • Tentación

    Contributed by Paul Andrew on Feb 26, 2017
     | 582 views

    Al comienzo de la Cuaresma

    1A Lent Robert Louis Stevenson una vez escribió una historia inolvidable sobre un Dr. Jekyll y un Sr. Hyde. El Dr. Henry Jekyll era respetado en su comunidad como un caballero en todos los aspectos. Sin embargo, el tenía algunos vicios secretos que guardaba cuidadosamente ocultos de la vista ...read more

  • Epiphany

    Contributed by Paul Andrew on Jan 10, 2017
     | 438 views

    Be open to epiphanies

    Epiphany of the Lord, Sunday January 8, 2017 In literary terms, an epiphany is that moment in the story when a character achieves a realization, awareness or a knowledge of something, after which, events are seen through this prism. 1). One epiphany is in verse 2, the Magi ask the question, ...read more

  • Wise Men Still Seek Him

    Contributed by Christian Cheong on Jan 9, 2017
     | 995 views

    Worship is about who, not what. It is about giving, not getting. It is about encounter, not ritual.

    Listen to what the Scriptures say. Wise men from the East came seeking for Jesus. • Through the study of the stars and the revelation of the Holy Spirit, they were enlightened to know that the Messiah, King of the Jews was born, in Israel. • They came seeking and inquiring, and was told to go to ...read more

  • Holy Family Flight

    Contributed by Kerry Haynes on Jan 2, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 713 views

    The story of the three wise men and the Holy Family's flight to Egypt shows God's tender care for every detail of our lives. We need to stay under God’s protection, count on God’s provision. and watch for God’s plan.

    Matthew 2:1-15 Holy Family Flight Have you ever wondered what God was up to? Or whether he would help you? Or when he would answer your prayers? If so, then today’s story is for you. I love the wise men of Christmas. Don’t you? These mysterious travelers from afar, representing a whole world ...read more

  • The Wise Still Seek Him

    Contributed by Jay Bunting on Jan 2, 2017
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,040 views

    lessons learned from the Wise Men

    The story of the wise men visiting the Christ child is an intriguing one. These men began a long trip to Israel simply because a particular star was in the sky, alerting them to the birth of the king of the Jews. They traveled for several months finally meet the Christ child in person. I believe it ...read more

  • Strange Gifts For A Newborn King

    Contributed by Gordon Weatherby on Dec 31, 2016
    based on 1 rating
     | 661 views

    This message is one which was delivered on Christmas morning 2016. It looks at how strange and peculiar were the gifts that the Magi gave to the baby Jesus, while having also a great prophetic message as to who He would be.

    STRANGE GIFTS FOR A NEWBORN KING Matthew 2:1-12 INTRODUCTION: 1.) Today is that wonderful day when we celebrate the birth of Jesus into this world. A.) This morning we have exchanged and opened gifts. aa.) I’m sure that this morning has been a very hectic and exciting time for ...read more

  • It's A Gift

    Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Dec 29, 2016
    based on 1 rating
     | 475 views

    Gifts-whether it's giving them, receiving them, opening them, enjoying them-we love it all. Christmas is a big day for that. We're familiar with the story of the wise men bearing gifts when they visited Jesus but what else does the bible say about gifts?

    IT'S A GIFT Gifts-whether it's giving them, receiving them, opening them, enjoying them-we love all of it. Obviously Christmas is a big day for that. We might be familiar with the story of the wise men bearing gifts when they visited Jesus but what else does the bible say about gifts? 1) God ...read more

  • Gold For A King Series

    Contributed by Kevin Barron on Dec 27, 2016
    based on 1 rating
     | 561 views

    Focuses on the gold that the wise men brought to see what was kingly about Jesus.

    WISE MEN STILL SEEK HIM, PART 1 GOLD FOR A KING MATTHEW 2:1-12 NOVEMBER 27, 2016 FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT, YEAR C FARM HILL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, HARRISBURG, AR INTRO. There is so much I love about Christmas. I guess it would be easier to talk about what I don’t like about Christmas. ...read more

  • Frankincense For A Holy Sacrifice Series

    Contributed by Kevin Barron on Dec 27, 2016
     | 483 views

    Uses the frankincense that the wise men brought to point out some of the sacrifices that Jesus made in coming to earth.

    WISE MEN STILL SEEK HIM, PART 2 FRANKINCENSE FOR A HOLY SACRIFICE MATTHEW 2:1-12 DECEMBER 4, 2016 SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT, YEAR C FARM HILL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, HARRISBURG, AR INTRO. Dave Barry, the well-known humorist, has this take on the wise men and Christmas: “Although this ...read more

  • Myrrh For A Wonderful Savior Series

    Contributed by Kevin Barron on Dec 27, 2016
     | 393 views

    Looks at the gift of myrrh the wise men brought in order to understand the power of what Jesus did for us.

    WISE MEN STILL SEEK HIM, PART 3 MYRRH FOR A WONDERFUL SAVIOR MATTHEW 2:1-12 DECEMBER 11, 2016 THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT, YEAR C FARM HILL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, HARRISBURG, AR INTRO. Myrrh was the gift of Balthazar of Arabia. But I just don’t get this gift. It had some medical uses. In ...read more

  • Joy ... A Short Christmas Vignette

    Contributed by Justin Owens on Dec 27, 2016
     | 443 views

    A brief vignette about joy as part of a jointly held Christmas service in which four different pastors each spoke of either the Joy, Hope, Peace, or Love of Christmas

    Joy – a Christmas Vignette I. Introduction A couple of weeks ago Pastor Gary asked me if I would be willing to speak on one of the “four themes of Christmas.” I was lucky enough to be the first to be asked that, so I was able to pick my topic. I chose “Joy.” To illustrate this, I want to ...read more

  • God’s Special Revelation

    Contributed by Dennis Lee on Dec 27, 2016
    based on 3 ratings
     | 514 views

    A Christmas Sermon: philosophy, science, and religion can only take us to Jerusalem, it takes special revelation from God's word to find Jesus. Message taken from the Magi's journey.

    Christmas – God’s Special Revelation Matthew 2:1-12 In a Peanut’s cartoon, Charlie Brown goes up to Lucy and says, “Someone said we should live each day as if it were the last day of our lives.” Lucy then runs out screaming, “Aaugh, this is the last day, this is it. I only have 24 hours ...read more

  • Wise Men Still Seek Him

    Contributed by Stephen E. Trail on Dec 27, 2016
    based on 1 rating
     | 699 views

    A message to encourage seekers to continue their pursuit of God.

    "Wise Men Still Seek Him" Matthew 2:1-12 Matthew 2:1 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, 2 Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come ...read more

  • "The Visitation By The Wise Men”

    Contributed by Cooper Mcwhirter on Dec 23, 2016
    based on 1 rating
     | 550 views

    Wise men still SEEK Him, SERVE Him, and WORSHIP HIm

    Sermon Preached at Grace Community Church (EPC) Sun City Grand, Surprise, AZ Sunday, January 3, 2010 by the Reverend Cooper McWhirter “The Visitation by the Wise Men” Matthew 2:1-12 Several years ago, I came across a humorous article which suggested that had the wise men been women, this ...read more

  • The Story Of A Journey Series

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Dec 22, 2016
     | 741 views

    We all hear the story about the Journey to Bethlehem at Christmas, this is the story of the journey to Egypt

    We all know the Story; we’ve heard it over and over again. If you close your eyes you can almost picture them, Mary, Great with Child, on a donkey. Wow while that may be an accurate description I’m not sure that any woman ever, would appreciate being described that way. Ranks right ...read more

  • Wise Men Still Seek Him

    Contributed by Andy Grossman on Dec 20, 2016
     | 1,547 views

    1. The Wisemen had divine knowledge; 2.Seeking takes sacrifice; 3. Seeking Takes Faith; 4. The Result will be worth it

    “Wise Men Still Seek Him” December 18, 2016 Matthew 2:1-12 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem 2 and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship ...read more

  • The Breakthrough

    Contributed by Jim Caswell on Dec 20, 2016
     | 686 views

    The wise, still today, recognize and receive God’s breakthrough into our world and react to it by worship and sacrificial love for one another.

    Title: The Breakthrough Date: 12/18/16 Place: BLCC Text: Matthew 2.1-12; John 1.9-12 CT: The wise recognize and receive God’s breakthrough into our world. [Screen 1] FAS: A 2016 episode on NPR's "StoryCorps" interviewed Francois Clemmons, who played the role of friendly Officer Clemmons on ...read more

  • Wrapped - Pt. 2 - In Humility Series

    Contributed by Steve Ely on Dec 19, 2016
     | 651 views

    No one pays that much attention to the wrapping. It’s what is inside that counts . . . right? Maybe this Christmas we should stop and consider how the gift was wrapped.

    Wrapped Pt. 2 - In Humility I. Introduction There is usually very little attention paid to the wrappings. Even if great time and effort is made to make sure each corner is tucked and folded perfectly. Even if the bow is picked to match exactly. Even if every seam is exact. Most of the time all ...read more

  • The Season Of Hope

    Contributed by Jeff Ecklund on Dec 19, 2016
     | 444 views

    This message is about the season of hope in Christ that is right in our midst that can be hidden in the difficult or buried in the familiar.

    It’s interesting the way we approach our birthdays, birthdays of our children, spouses, friends etc… Consider the first birthday of your child, or grandchild…HUGE!…All the trappings, gifts, invitations, photos…(and the baby has NO idea what’s going on!) Seems as though the celebration is ...read more

  • Fleeing To Egypt Series

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Dec 19, 2016
     | 470 views

    Reviewing Matthew's account of the events surrounding the arrival of the wise men.

    “Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, ‘Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.’ When Herod the king heard this, he was ...read more

  • How To Become Wise

    Contributed by Howard Strickland on Dec 19, 2016
    based on 1 rating
     | 541 views

    These trained students (these were astrologers) of the stars observed an unexplained phenomenon in the heavens, and somehow interpreted this sign with a change in the way things were. They saw it as a sign of the Messiah’s birth!

    How to Become Wise Matthew 2: 1-2, 10-11 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, 2 saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to ...read more

  • The Visitor Who Never Arrived Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Dec 19, 2016
     | 470 views

    Whereas the Magi devoutly and innocently sought out the newly born Messiah-King, wicked King Herod never set his evil eyes upon Him. He, like so many others, never arrived.

    The Visitor Who Never Arrived Christmas “Thwarted Plans” Series (Matthew 2:1-8, 16-18) 1. A family had twin boys whose only resemblance to each other were their looks. Opposite in every way, one was an eternal optimist, the other a doom and gloom pessimist. Just to see what ...read more

  • The Story Of Royalty Series

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Dec 12, 2016
     | 690 views

    We all know the story of the Three Kings at Christmas, here is a story seldom told of the Two Kings

    The Story of Royalty We all know the Story; we’ve heard it over and over again. If you close your eyes you can almost picture them. Riding their camels across the desert at night, the moon highlighting their royal robes and crowns against the stark desert sand. It is a very familiar ...read more

  • The Epiphany And All It Characters, The Full Story.

    Contributed by Gordon Mcculloch on Dec 12, 2016
    based on 2 ratings
     | 781 views

    The Epiphany is all about the divinity of Jesus being revealed to the world; but not everyone like this news. This is a very interesting story with a variety of characters: eg. compare the characters of Jesus with Herod.

    This sermon was delivered to St Oswald’s, Maybole, Ayrshire, Scotland on the 8th January 2012; St Oswald’s is a Scottish Episcopal Church in the Dioceses of Glasgow and Dumfries. The readings for today are: Isaiah 60:1-6 Ephesians 3:1-12 Matthew 2:1-12 Psalm ...read more