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  • Advent Candle Ceremony #1 Series

    Contributed by Tom Shepard on Nov 30, 2006
    based on 24 ratings

    These are readings for the lighting of the Advent Candles.

    Advent Candle Ceremony #1 Introduction Each year we prepare for the coming of Christmas. We go about decorating our homes, setting up Christmas trees and buying presents. We look forward to spending time with family and friends. We also prepare in the Church as well. We have the hanging more

  • Advent Candle Ceremony #2 Series

    Contributed by Tom Shepard on Nov 30, 2006
    based on 26 ratings

    This is an Advent Candle Ceremony which includes scriptures, readings and prayers.

    Advent Candle Ceremony #2 Introduction: Week One Advent is a time of joyful expectation of the coming of the Lord. It is a time of conversion and renewal, a time of watching and waiting, a time of new beginnings, a time to experience the power of God. It is above all else a time of hope, more

  • Advent Candle Ceremony #3 Series

    Contributed by Tom Shepard on Nov 22, 2010
    based on 20 ratings

    This is a re-working of an Advent Candle Ceremony which I had used a few years ago.

    Advent Candle Ceremony #3 FIRST SUNDAY IN ADVENT Each year we prepare for the coming of Christmas. We spend time decorating our homes. We spend time putting lights on our houses. We spend time setting up our Christmas trees. We spend time searching for and buying presents for the ones we more

  • Advent Candle Readings

    Contributed by Peter Loughman on Nov 10, 2006
    based on 126 ratings

    Four Sunday’s of Advent Readings - full text, Scriptures, Interpretation, Prayer included. A little different take from traditional. only four readings not five as chrismas eve fall on Sunday. Hope this helps. God bless.

    First Sunday Of Advent (Read Scripture) Scripture: Isaiah 9:2, 4-6 Is. 9:2The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned. 3 You have enlarged the nation and increased their joy; they rejoice before you as people more

  • Christingle 2002

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Nov 28, 2002
    based on 29 ratings

    Christingle and Jesus the Light of the World

    Hunworth 21-12-02 Stiffkey 22-12- 2002 Christingle Introduction I wonder why you came to church today. Perhaps your parents told you to – or Perhaps your children told you to come Question: Who came last year? Question: Did you like it? Question: Why did you come to church more

  • The Light Of The World

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Dec 27, 2003
    based on 39 ratings

    Christmas is a time of beautiful lights decorating homes and businesses. Little does the world take notice that the lights are prophetic in that they speak of the celebration of Him who is the Light of the world.

    The Light of the World John 1:1-12 Introduction: Christmas is a time of beautiful lights. Everywhere homes and businesses are decorated with a multitude of colorful bright lights. Little does the world take notice that the lights are prophetic in that they speak of the celebration of Him who is more

  • That Your Joy May Be Full Series

    Contributed by Bobby Mcdaniel on Dec 15, 2003
    based on 15 ratings

    3rd Sunday of Advent 2003 -- A discussion of the many ways our joy is made full in and through Christ.

    That Your Joy May Be Full 3rd Sunday of Advent, 2003 Scripture Ref: John 16:24, 15:10-11, 17:13, 14:13-14 Acts 2:25-36 Romans 15:13 2 Timothy 1:4 1 John 1:3-4 2 John 1:12 Additional References: The Bible Knowledge Commentary New Bible Dictionary New Topical more

  • Joy In The Lord--Rejoice Series

    Contributed by Marilyn Murphree on Dec 12, 2003
    based on 67 ratings

    How can we have joy when circumstances are bad?

    Iliff and Saltillo UM Churches December 14, 2003 Third Sunday of Advent JOY JOY in the Lord--Rejoice Philippians 4:4-9 Introduction: Today on the third Sunday of Advent our theme is joy. The angels announced in Luke 2:10 “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be more

  • Advent Series

    Contributed by Peter Anthony on Dec 30, 2000
    based on 116 ratings

    Prepare for the Coming of God

    2nd Sunday Advent 10 December 2000 ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.’ (Luke 1:4) Some scholars believe that John had known from very early in his life that the Event of the Ages was at hand, and that he had been born to herald its arrival. Reared in daily view of more

  • Christmas Through The Eyes Of Mary And Joseph

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Dec 1, 2003
    based on 77 ratings

    A look at the realities which Mary and Joseph had to face in living out God’s will.

    My son-in-law was looking for Advent candles in a Christian bookstore. They use the Advent candles for family worship during this season so their hearts will be tuned to the true spirit and meaning of Christmas. As he brought the package of candles to the counter he asked the sales clerk if they more

  • Paying Off The Mortgage In God's Economy

    Contributed by Michael Hollinger on Dec 7, 2005
    based on 4 ratings

    If our actions are debt, then thank God he’s our creditor!

    Title: Paying off the Mortgage in God’s Economy Text: Matt 6:12, 14-15, Leviticus 25:8-55 FCF: God wants our relationship to be predicated on forgiveness – He’s wiped the slate clean! SO: I want the congregation to understand that our slate is clean, and so I’m going to have a sin burning more

  • Advent - God's Judder Bar.

    Contributed by John Gullick on Dec 18, 2002
    based on 50 ratings

    A sermon that considers how Advent is a time of preparation for the Christian.

    There is a tarsealed road at East Gore that leads to the river. Along this road are a series of deliberately built bumps like judder bars. They have been put there to restrain the young people who like to race along that road. The concern is to slow them down and to prepare them for entering more

  • Are You Preparing Or Procrastinating?

    Contributed by Don Schultz on Nov 29, 2001
    based on 99 ratings

    Jesus tells us to be watchful, to be ready, for his second coming.

    Matthew 24:37-44 Are You Preparing or Procrastinating? Our lives are filled with the unexpected. The events that took place in September were unexpected – very sad events. Our lives are filled with unexpected good things as well – maybe a surprise birthday party, or a surprise bonus from more

  • All Dressed Up

    Contributed by Karl Eckhoff on Jan 8, 2003
    based on 41 ratings

    Unable to dress up our lives with a "righteousness" of our own, Jesus dresses us in "His" righteousness.

    Christmas 2 B Isaiah 61:10-62:3 All Dressed Up 01/05/02 Yes, they’re still here – the manger, the advent candles, the decorations and the trees. Signs of Christmas, so hastily put up, in many cases so slow to be put away. For a couple of months now our homes, our businesses, our churches; more

  • Hope

    Contributed by John Beehler on Dec 29, 2003
    based on 48 ratings

    Christmas Series part 1

    Hope In an old Calvin and Hobbes comic strip - this conversation takes place. In the first frame Calvin speaks to Hobbes and says: "Live for the moment is my motto. You never know how long you got". In the second frame he explains "You could step into the road tomorrow and WHAM, you get hit by a more