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  • Most Highly Favoured Lady

    Contributed by Malcolm Chester on Jan 3, 2008
    based on 6 ratings

    A sermon considering the role and place of Mary in the birth of Jesus

    Do you ever get sick and fed up of all those Christmas songs? I googled ’songs for Christmas’ and it gave me millions of possible places to go. All the old favourites were there – Christmas carols old and new; Christmas songs (Frosty the snowman, Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, all I want for more

  • 'twas The Prayer Before Christmas

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Dec 5, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    The prayer that changed the world.

    LUKE 1:5-25 ‘TWAS THE PRAYER BEFORE CHRISTMAS In the days of Herod, king of Judea, there was a priest named Zechariah, of the division of Abijah. And he had a wife from the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth. And they were both righteous before God, walking blamelessly in all the more

  • Candlelight Service Of Lessons And Carols

    Contributed by Jody Brock on Dec 24, 2006
    based on 8 ratings

    Adapted from the United Methodist Book of Worship for Advent. This service outline utilizes favorite Christmas Carols and lessons form both the Old and New Testaments.

    NOTE: All Carols taken from the United Methodist Hymnal. Each Scripture is read by a different reader. Candlelight Service of Lessons and Carols Opening Prayer Pastor The Lord’s Prayer All Carol: “Hark the Herald Angles Sing more

  • Behold, Your King Is Coming

    Contributed by Eloy Gonzalez on Dec 3, 2003
    based on 78 ratings

    Advent 1: God prepares us to recognize and receive his Son. Through this we receive the blessings of peace and joy that we can receive only through the King - Jesus Christ.

    [Note: This sermon makes use of some thoughts, concepts, phrases and sentences from, “Setting for an Advent Series,” pp. 12-13, in Concordia Pulpit Resources, Vol. 14, Part 1] A woman was known in her community for her calm, happy life. It seems that no matter what trials came into her life, more

  • Christ's Coming Produces Peace

    Contributed by Timm Meyer on Dec 5, 2003
    based on 18 ratings

    ADVENT 1(ILCW-A) - Christ’s coming produces peace: not necessarily for the world, but always for every believer.

    CHRIST’S COMING PRODUCES PEACE Isaiah 2:1-5 - November 30, 2003 ISAIAH 2:1-5 21This is what Isaiah son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem: 2In the last days the mountain of the LORD’s temple will be established as chief among the mountains; it will be raised more

  • No John, No Jesus

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Dec 5, 2003
    based on 46 ratings

    A sermon for the 2nd Sunday in Advent Series C A sermon about John the Baptist

    2nd Sunday in Advent Luke 3:1-6 "No John, No Jesus" 3:1 ¶ In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar, Pontius Pilate being governor of Judea, and Herod being tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias tetrarch of more

  • The Absurdity Of Christmas

    Contributed by Denn Guptill on Dec 10, 2003
    based on 20 ratings

    If you stop and really think about the Christmas story it’s rather bizarre, how come?

    The Absurdity of Christmas Imagine that you are standing out in your driveway marvelling at the fact that it’s the first weekend in December and you haven’t had to shovel yet. In your imagination you do not live in Cape Breton or New York, suddenly an UFO lands in the middle of your front lawn more

  • Who Was Jesus? Series

    Contributed by Dana Chau on Dec 10, 2003
    based on 49 ratings

    Questions and answers to the possibilities of who Jesus was.

    This is the first Sunday of Advent, the beginning celebration of Christ’s first coming and the anticipation of Christ’s second coming. We will break from our monthly message series to help us prepare for Christmas in a meaningful way. This is a tough task. I’m competing with the millions of more

  • Lift Up Your Heads Ye Mighty Gates! Series

    Contributed by Glenn Durham on Dec 14, 2010
    based on 7 ratings

    God arrives as the humble King to set up his rule in the lives of his people.

    Scripture Introduction As you drive past churches during the next weeks, you will likely see at least one sign proclaiming, “Wise Men Still Seek Him.” It is a cute wordplay on Matthew 2.1-2: “After Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the more

  • Following Christ To The Cross And Resurrection

    Contributed by Richard Futrell on Nov 25, 2010
    based on 3 ratings

    Where then can we turn when our possessions do not satisfy, our politicians fail us, our presents get old, and passions whither into pain? Where can we turn? We can turn only to the God of our salvation.

    Intro They are nearly gone. The leaves, that is. Rich in the green of spring, they are even more stunning in autumn: gold, auburn, red as if on fire. Then follows the falling leaves and the blowing wind. Finally, only the muted-brown pallor of death remains. This death is followed by cold, more

  • A Cause For Peace Series

    Contributed by Danny Nance on Mar 22, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    This is a first-person narrative of Joseph; preached in a series of narratives for Advent

    A Cause for Peace Matt. 1:18-25 Rabbi, I am afraid. Everything in my life has been turned upside down, and for the first time in my life, I do not know what to do. What’s wrong? Mary is going to have a baby and it is not mine. When I was a child and my parents arranged my marriage to Mary, more

  • A Time Of Joy Series

    Contributed by Danny Nance on Mar 22, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    First-person narrative, preached in a series of narratives for Advent

    A Time for Joy Luke 2:8-20 Greetings, good neighbors—I have a tremendous tale to share with you. My name is Jacob (my father named me after the great patriarch because he admired the man’s shrewdness and ability to get what he wanted). I am by trade a shepherd. Do not worry my friends, I more

  • We Can Learn Hope From A Child

    Contributed by Mark Aarssen on Dec 2, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    As we ready our hearts and homes for this Christmas Season let us give Hope to ALL those around us as they see our courage in the light of the worlds fear. Let it be our faith that shines in the dark days to come so that it like this Advent candle flames

    We can learn HOPE from a Child Hope for the Nations Matthew 12:21 NIV 21 In his name the nations will put their hope. Romans 12:12 NIV 12Be joyful in hope patient in affliction faithful in prayer. Hebrews 11:1 NIV 1Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of more

  • In Anticipation Of Glory Series

    Contributed by Terry Jones on Dec 7, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    In this second message of Advent Pastor Terry looks to the prophecies of Haggai’s Desire of Nations as Man’s hope for experiencing the Glory of God.

    For the last three weeks we have been “majoring on the Minors” – the Minor Prophets that is, as we have looked at the coming of Christ, the Messiah through the prophetic eyes of men like Hosea, Zechariah and now, the prophet Haggai. Haggai and Zechariah came on the scene of Israel’s return from more

  • The Passion Of The Magi Series

    Contributed by Tim Smith on Nov 3, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    Today, we look at the wise men. There is one thing which sets this God encounter apart from the others in the Nativity story. Mary, the shepherds and Joseph weren’t expecting or looking for anything special to happen in their lives. The Magi weren’t eithe

    The Passion of the Magi Matthew 2:1-12 Jeff Vanderhoof writes, Earlier this month I was privileged to fly to England with the incoming class of ordinands, the Bishop, and others from our Conference. It was an outstanding experience, one that I will treasure for years to come. Part of me more