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  • Christmas Advent

    Contributed by Bruce Shields on Nov 12, 2004
    based on 34 ratings

    This outline gives an example for holding the Advent lightnig ni your church over the course of 4 weeks with the lighting of the 5th candle on your Christmas eve service.

    Christmas 2005 Advent Advent is Latin for Arrival. This refers to the arrival of our Lord and Savior. The advent wreath represents God’s unending love for us, and the holly branches represent our everlasting life with Jesus Christ. We light one candle, reading the Advent passage for that ...read more

  • An Adult Christmas: Advent #3

    Contributed by Steven Simala Grant on May 11, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    I wonder if we can reclaim Christmas from the children. Can we have an adult Christmas?

  • The Sign Of Immanuel

    Contributed by David Ward on Dec 10, 2004
    based on 38 ratings

    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

  • Honor The Overlooked

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Sep 27, 2005
    based on 10 ratings

    This message consider the Shepherds that first heard of the birth of Jesus. The message gives honor to those who are often overlooked.

    Honor the Overlooked Luke 2:8-20 This morning I want to consider the Shepherds that first heard of the birth of Jesus. I want us to give honor to those who are often overlooked. Abraham Lincoln once said, "Die when I may, I want it said of me by those who know me best that I have always ...read more

  • Believing The Unbelievable

    Contributed by Michael Hollinger on Nov 10, 2005
    based on 6 ratings

    Jospeh was just the first one to see how upside down Christ really was going to make the world.

    Believing the Unbelievable (Reasoning with the Unreasonable?) Intro: There’s a book out you’ve probably heard of – it’s called Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus, and its general point is that Men & Woman pretty much live on different planets. Well, when it came to finding out about ...read more

  • El Primer Villancico De Navidad

    Contributed by Felix Ramirez on Nov 4, 2005
    based on 14 ratings

    Una exposición del canto de María

    EL PRIMER VILLANCICO DE NAVIDAD Lucas 1:46-55 INTRODUCCIÓN · ¿A cuántos de ustedes les gustan las canciones de Navidad? Los villancicos (cantos de Navidad) están presentes en cada lugar durante esta época. Los himnos que cantamos son ejemplos de canciones compuestas desde hace 250 años, y que ...read more

  • Relatives!

    Contributed by Thomas Bowen on Dec 30, 2005

    John The Baptist - Jesus strange relitave

    Relatives! Mark 1:1-8 We are quickly approaching the days when people will travel to be with family. Some houses will be packed. The Roads and airports will be full of people willing to spend time, energy and money to be with loved ones. It all sound great doesn’t it. Family getting ...read more

  • So How Was Your Day?

    Contributed by Thomas Bowen on Dec 30, 2005
    based on 61 ratings

    Advent 3 Mary

    So how was your day? Luke 1:46-55 Some days I pick up Jason and Keylee at school. Once they are in the car, I usually ask. How was your day? I get grunts and groans. Some time a word like boring and occasionally ok. I don’t recall more than a couple of occasions when there was any ...read more

  • What If The Gift Never Came?

    Contributed by Thomas Bowen on Dec 30, 2005
    based on 1 rating

    What would be different if the Gift we celebrate never came?

    What If the Gift never came? During this advent season, we have been talking about waiting. And perhaps how we tend to take the ancient meaning of Christmas for granted. The Question for today is What if the gift we celebrate as Christmas didn’t happen? Lets start with a few secular ...read more

  • Living And Dying

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Jan 29, 2006
    based on 2 ratings

    Communion Meditation for December 4, 2005

    TS Eliot wrote one of my favorite Christmas poems many years ago entitled, ‘Journey of the Magi.’ Written from the perspective of one of the Magi, it contains a very reflective perspective on the travels to find the Christ child and the results of that meeting. A cold coming we had of it. Just ...read more

  • The Reality Of Christmas

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Jan 29, 2006
    based on 3 ratings

    2005 Christmas Sermon

    I begin this morning with two views of Christmas. View number one: My husband and I had been happily (most of the time) married for five years, but hadn’t been blessed with a baby. I decided to do some serious praying and promised God that if He would give us a child, I would be a perfect mother, ...read more

  • You've Got Mail

    Contributed by J Bernard Taylor on Feb 3, 2006
    based on 9 ratings

    God has spoken to us through Jesus Christ. He has sent us mail through Jesus who is the message and the messenger rolled into one.

    Did I get any mail? This is one of the most common questions we find ourselves asking. I suppose all of us like to receive mail. We all like someone say to us, “You’ve got mail.” There is something rewarding and exciting about receiving mail, even if it is junk mail. If nothing else it, ...read more

  • Joy To The World

    Contributed by Ralph Andrus on Aug 1, 2005
    based on 10 ratings

    Examining this Christmas Song

    Ps. 98 Joy To The World The Gospel In Hymns - Albert Bayley Imagine a little man 5 feet high; a large head made bigger with a huge wig, a hooked nose small piercing eyes, a frail and sickly body; the whole combination looking more like an embryo than a fully developed organism; that was the ...read more

  • Mark's Gospel Begins With A Freak

    Contributed by Ronald Harbaugh on Nov 16, 2005
    based on 24 ratings

    A sermon for the Second Sunday of Advent, series "B"

    2nd Sunday in Advent December 4, 2005 “Series B” Grace be unto you and peace, from God our Father and from our Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen. Let us pray: Dear Heavenly Father, during this season of Advent, open our hearts and minds by the power of your Holy Spirit, that we might hear your ...read more

  • The Birth Of The Baby Brings Hope Series

    Contributed by Joel Pankow on Nov 17, 2005
    based on 28 ratings

    In this 1st of three sermons I look at the words of the angels to the shepherds on what to look for at Christmas. The first one is to look for a baby.

    November 30, 2005 The First Sign: The Baby Luke 2:12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” There aren’t a whole lot of stories in the Bible about babies. Actually, when I did a word search, there were only four distinct stories that ...read more