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  • Mankind Is Our Business Series

    Contributed by Russ Adams on Dec 25, 2014
     | 2,103 views

    This sermon acts as an overview for the whole series, Christmas According to Dickens. The name Jesus is never used in the classic short story but his fingerprints are everywhere.

    December 7, 2014 Christmas According to Dickens Mankind is Our Business! Luke 1:1-4 Opening words: In 1843, the world was introduced to a new Christmas classic, A Christmas Carol. The timing of the book was perfect. England was nostalgic for old Christmas traditions and longed for the ...read more

  • Bah! Humbug!

    Contributed by James May on Dec 13, 2009
    based on 7 ratings
     | 6,454 views

    A sermon on repentance and change based on Charles Dickens’ "A Christmas Carol".

  • The Ghost Of Christmas Past Series

    Contributed by Russ Adams on Dec 25, 2014
     | 3,564 views

    For many Christmas isn't easy. This message reminds us of three truths. First, life is hard. Second, sometimes we need others. Third, we always need God.

    December 14, 2014 Christmas According to Dickens The Ghost of Christmas Past Luke 1:26-43 Opening words: It was Christmas Eve 1969. I was twelve years old and I can remember returning home from the midnight candlelight service at my home church. The family car was filled with my loved ...read more

  • The Ghost Of Christmas Present Series

    Contributed by Russ Adams on Dec 25, 2014
     | 3,288 views

    Mary challenges us to completely God.

    December 21, 2014 Christmas According to Dickens The Ghost of Christmas Present Luke 1:46-56 Opening words: You know the story. Everybody knows the story. Miserly old business man Ebenezer Scrooge lived for nothing but money. The problem was his money wasn’t making him happier, it was ...read more

  • Christmas Past, Present And Future

    Contributed by Stephen Sheane on Dec 16, 2011
    based on 3 ratings
     | 6,752 views

    Like in Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol, to truly understand Christmas we need to see it from the past, present and future.

    CHRISTMAS PAST PRESENT AND FUTURE Christmas is finally here! One of my favorite movies to watch at Christmas time is A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens in 1843. In the story, Mr. Scrooge is visited by 3 spirits – Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Future. I think that ...read more

  • The Greatest Story Ever Written

    Contributed by Jonathan Campbell on Oct 14, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,544 views

    Charles Dickens described the parable of the prodigal son as "the greatest story ever written". This sermon takes a fresh look at this familiar story.

    1. THE SON’S REQUEST "Father, give me the portion of goods that falleth to me" (v.11) This was a shameful request. He was asking for his inheritance. Only the oldest son had the right to make this request. In effect, he was saying “I wish you were dead”. In Middle Eastern culture, such a son ...read more

  • A Christian Carol

    Contributed by James May on Dec 18, 2005
    based on 19 ratings
     | 1,719 views

    A sermon based upon the story of Scrooge in Charles Dickens’ "Christmas Carol". Let the Holy Spirit reveal your past, present and future.

  • The Two Witnesses Series

    Contributed by Dan Campbell on May 5, 2003
    based on 55 ratings
     | 3,158 views

    Charles Dickens described the days in France just before the French Revolution in Tale of Two Cities: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the ep

    THE TWO WITNESSES Revelation 11:1-19 Charles Dickens described the days in France just before the French Revolution in Tale of Two Cities: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the ...read more

  • Leveraging The Crowd Mentality Series

    Contributed by Michael Wiley on Mar 2, 2004
    based on 12 ratings
     | 2,601 views

    An investigative look at Jesus’ last days before crucifixion All of us are familiar with what is called the "mob mentality." Charles Dickens’ Pickwick Papers pictures the power of a crowd with these words: "It’s always best on these occasions to do w

    CSI: Jerusalem Leveraging the Crowd Mentality An investigative look at Jesus’ last days before crucifixion Michael Wiley 04/13/03 Matthew 27:20 Introduction: All of us are familiar with what is called the "mob mentality." Charles Dickens’ Pickwick Papers pictures the power of a crowd with ...read more

  • What If God Was Like Scrooge? How Would Christmas And Salvation Be Different?

    Contributed by Peter Pilt on Apr 19, 2019
     | 339 views

    We all know Charles Dickens’s story of Scrooge in A Christmas Carol. Scrooge was the epitome of stinginess: the personification of being a miser when it came to money and generosity. How different the message of Christmas and Salvation would be if God was like Scrooge?

    We all know Charles Dickens’s story of Scrooge in A Christmas Carol. Scrooge was the epitome of stinginess: the personification of being a miser when it came to money and generosity. It got me thinking about the Christmas message of a Saviour being born and the high price of our salvation. How ...read more

  • Christmas, Past, Present, And Future

    Contributed by Dean Morgan on Dec 13, 2005
    based on 67 ratings
     | 8,158 views

    Many times I like to search for something unique and different for a Christmas message. So today I want to break from the traditional text and search for Christmas in a not so obvious passage. In 1843 Charles Dickens penned these words that begin what

  • The Unrighteous Steward

    Contributed by Ed Wood on Jul 1, 2004
    based on 44 ratings
     | 1,565 views

    A message on our stewardship responsibilities for the things of God (Not necessarily a tithing sermon).

    THE UNRIGHTEOUS STEWARD Luke 16:1-13 INTRO: Charles Dickens wrote about a man who was very selfish. Ebenezer Scrooge. We use this term to describe someone who is a tightwad. Perhaps it could describe the unrighteous steward Jesus tells about in Luke’s Gospel. Let’s see three things about this ...read more

  • "Tale Of Two Selves"

    Contributed by J. Douglas Duty Jr. on Sep 22, 2001
    based on 125 ratings
     | 5,282 views

    #6 in a series through James. James 4:1-10

    “The Tale of Two Selves…” James 4:1-10 There is a Charles Dickens book called "A Tale of Two Cities", it is a classic story of the French Revolution. It concerned a family caught up in those turbulent days, as it affected them in their lives, in both London and Paris. It’s the tragic story ...read more

  • Briefly Outlineing 1 Samuel

    Contributed by Ralph Andrus on Sep 17, 2013
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,779 views

    It was the best of times and the worst of times in the life of David & Saul

    - VIDEO - 11 Best of Times Worst of Times - american funniest videos - A Tale of Two Cities (1859) is a novel by Charles Dickens, set in London and Paris before and during the French Revolution. - Over 200 million copies sold - The book opens with “It was the best of times, it was the ...read more

  • Is Christmas In Danger Of Extinction?

    Contributed by Warner Pidgeon on Dec 24, 2012
     | 812 views

    My all-age talk for Christmas Day 2012. Using an illustration of the extinction of the Christmas Island Pipistrelle I ask people to think about the future of the Church in England. Will we listen to the leading authority in our Church and take action?

    Since 2009 nights on Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean will never be the same again. On 26 August 2009 the sound of the Christmas Island Pipistrelle was recorded for the last time. Since then there has been silence. The tiny animal was 2 cm in length and weighed less than a £1 coin. At the start ...read more