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  • The Sign Of Immanuel

    Contributed by David Ward on Dec 13, 2004
    based on 38 ratings
     | 3,293 views

    The first message in a Christmas/Advent series from Isaiah

    “The Sign of Immanuel” Isaiah 7:1-16 INTRODUCTION: Remember the movie "O Brother Where Art Thou?" Three convicts on the lam have holed up in a barn to spend the night, only to awake to find the barn surrounded by police, with guns drawn, demanding their surrender. One of the three helpfully ...read more

  • Why Jesus Was Born In Bethlehem, The House Of Bread

    Contributed by Brian Atwood on Nov 28, 2001
    based on 454 ratings
     | 46,747 views

    The spiritual significance of the tiny town of Christ’s birth.

    Five or six miles southwest of Jerusalem lay the tiny town of Bethlehem in the Judean hills. It was here that man’s eyes first saw God in the flesh. Why this place and not another of so many other possibilities? Of course it was the home of Joseph and Mary’s ancestors - the city of David. ...read more

  • The Word Made Flesh

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Dec 2, 2001
    based on 676 ratings
     | 63,589 views

    God’s coming to earth in person: 1. Reveals the heart of God. 2. Reveals the need of people. 3. Reveals the mystery of God’s plan.

    There is an amazing piece of art done by a Korean artist named Elder Rhee which is unique. It took him two years to complete the scroll. The artist meticulously drew the picture by hand with a very fine tipped pen. It is not a painting, but a picture created by writing thousands of words with ...read more

  • The Love Of Christmas

    Contributed by Christian Cheong on Dec 2, 2001
    based on 375 ratings
     | 25,953 views

    Christmas revealed to us God’s desire to have fellowship with man and His desire to meet us at our point of need.

    John began his Gospel quite differently from the rest of the Gospel writers. The rest started with the historical accounts of the events that took place. · Matthew and Luke talked about circumstances leading to Jesus’ birth. · Mark started off with Jesus entering into ministry, writing about ...read more

  • The Most Important Decoration Of Them All

    Contributed by Don Schultz on Dec 5, 2001
    based on 395 ratings
     | 13,202 views

    Let’s decorate our hearts and lives with real and true repentance this Advent season.

    Matthew 3:1-12: The Most Important Decoration of them All. This past week, it didn’t feel like December – the temperature almost reached 70 degrees on Wednesday! Quite a change from last year at this time! But if you have any doubt that it really is December, then go to the mall, and you’ll ...read more

  • What Should Christmas Look Like?

    Contributed by John Kah on Dec 7, 2001
    based on 186 ratings
     | 4,701 views

    Many pressures vie to shape our celebration of Christmas. The most popular forces that shape our impresion of Christmas always leave us with the feeling that "it’s not enough". To find the true view of what Christmas should look like you must go over to

    "What Should Christmas Look Like?" Luke 2:15-20 A mother and father went Christmas shopping one Saturday afternoon with their seven-year-old daughter. The Little girl was so thrilled and enthusiastic about the season. But her parents were just the opposite- - they were so grumpy, so tense and ...read more

  • Great Expectations Series

    Contributed by Matthew Rogers on Dec 7, 2001
    based on 219 ratings
     | 56,344 views

    The unusual titles of Jesus show us that we can count on him to live up to expectations.

    Sermons for Christmas December 7, 1997 INTRODUCTION Every once in a while in the world of Chicago area high school boy’s basketball, a player will emerge with incredible talent and skill. He and his team become the focus of a great deal of media attention. He will become one of the most ...read more

  • Making Room

    Contributed by Paul Newell on Dec 9, 2001
    based on 173 ratings
     | 8,798 views

    This is the second in an Advent Series. This message deals with those who neglected to notice Mary & Joseph in the inn. Thoughts for the direction of this sermon were greatly influenced by a John MacArthur message "The People Who Missed Christmas".

    Making Room…Luke 2:1-7 Intro: (Read Text) He gets a pretty bum rap for someone we actually don’t even know exists. The Bible doesn’t mention him (or if he existed). Tradition talks a great deal about the fellow – but it’s still all tradition and folk-lore to be historically honest: that “poor ...read more

  • Why Sheep Herders? Series

    Contributed by Terry Rolen on Dec 11, 2001
    based on 271 ratings
     | 90,063 views

    Why would God use such unlikely messengers?

    It does seem like there is a socially acceptable level of charity or giving or caring is raised a bit around Christmas time. But even then there is a limit to what people will allow. I mean your suppose to be nice, your suppose to share gifts, your suppose to give a little extra to the church and ...read more

  • The Best Of Times In The Worst Of Times

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Dec 26, 2001
    based on 121 ratings
     | 15,002 views

    In a bad-news, good-news world, we need to remember that God’s good news 1. Is greater than the world’s bad news. 2. Transforms the world’s bad news. 3. Will do away with the world’s bad news.

    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 epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had ...read more

  • Waiting For Godot

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Dec 26, 2001
    based on 261 ratings
     | 73,405 views

    How do we wait for God? 1. We wait patiently. 2. We wait expectantly. 3. We wait faithfully.

    Samuel Beckett’s play, entitled Waiting for Godot, is a satire on the human condition. As Beckett sees it, humanity is waiting for Godot, or God, to come and save them, but he never shows up. Their waiting is in vain, for although they have been repeatedly told that God is coming, he never has, ...read more

  • Listen To The Advent Voice Of John

    Contributed by Christopher Raiford on Jan 3, 2002
    based on 106 ratings
     | 7,874 views

    Preparing for the season of Advent

    2nd Sunday in Advent December 9, 2001 Sermon Text: Matthew 3:1-12 Listen to the Advent Voice of John 1. Repent for the kingdom of heaven is near 2. Produce fruit in keeping with repentance Matthew 3:1-12 In those days John the Baptist came, preaching in the Desert of Judea 2 and ...read more

  • Christ - A New Hope

    Contributed by Aaron Matthews Sr on Jan 20, 2002
    based on 24 ratings
     | 7,241 views

    Seeing Christ as the real hope for our lives.

    Text: Hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out with our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us. (Romans 5:5 – NAS) “I’d rather not celebrate Christmas this year,” the hallow-eyed young woman stared at the snow at her feet. “I just don’t see the point in ...read more

  • The Saint Of Sharing

    Contributed by Jacob Golden, Jr. on Apr 21, 2002
    based on 95 ratings
     | 5,873 views

    John the Baptist calls us to share. If we follow his direction — Behold! The Christ is already among us!

    The Patron Saint of Sharing Luke 3:7–20 • Isaiah 12:2-6 December 14, 1997 • Third Sunday in Advent (c) “What shall we do?” That’s the question asked of John the Baptist three times in this story. The multitudes ask: “What shall we do?” The tax collectors ask: “Teacher, what shall ...read more

  • A Fresh Touch For You Series

    Contributed by Paul Decker on Apr 21, 2002
    based on 91 ratings
     | 42,518 views

    God desires to touch us.

    A FRESH TOUCH FOR YOU Luke 1:5-25 S: Seek a fresh touch from God Th: The Christmas Touch Pr: GOD DESIRES TO TOUCH US ?: Inductive KW: Stages TS: We will find in the story of Luke 1:5-25 five stages that show God’s desire to touch us. The ____ stage is… I. SETTING (5-7) II. ...read more