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  • A House Is Not A Home

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jul 3, 2001
    based on 381 ratings
     | 35,241 views

    Christ comes to dwell in our messy, imperfect homes, just as they are, to build love, not a museum-like perfection.

    A house is not a home. A house is not a home. A house is a house, and it may be lovely to look at and fine to visit, but a house, by itself, is not a home. What is the difference? Let me tell you a tale of two houses. These are the best of houses, these are the worst of houses. See if you ...read more

  • After 2000 Years, They're Still Wise Men

    Contributed by Ronald Horgan on Sep 12, 2001
    based on 1,092 ratings
     | 20,092 views

    A look at the "wise men" and what we can learn today as modern wise men and women

    I guess that male bashing is the order of the day in some circles and now it’s reached even to the three wise men. Recently, I saw something that suggested that if the wise men had been women, things would have been different and better. First, if the wise men had been women, they ...read more

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

    Contributed by Brian Atwood on Nov 28, 2001
    based on 454 ratings
     | 45,258 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
     | 63,206 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
     | 25,487 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 First Christmas Gifts

    Contributed by Scott Hippler on Dec 3, 2001
    based on 201 ratings
     | 15,554 views

    What are you giving this Christmas? Where did all of this gift giving begin?

    What are you giving this Christmas? I didn’t say getting, I said giving. What are you giving this Christmas? For the past few weeks I have been asking that question to almost everyone that I run into and have gotten some interesting answers and some great ideas. One Scrooge gave me a one-word ...read more

  • The Most Important Decoration Of Them All

    Contributed by Don Schultz on Dec 5, 2001
    based on 395 ratings
     | 12,930 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
     | 4,617 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

  • Preparing The Guest Room Series

    Contributed by Matthew Rogers on Dec 7, 2001
    based on 379 ratings
     | 56,783 views

    If we are to be ready for the coming of the Lord, we must listen to the voice...

    Sermons for Christmas CCCH 11-30-97 INTRODUCTION A. Dorothy, the Scarecrow, the Cowardly Lion and the Tin Man were all getting ready to meet the wonderful Wizard of Oz. They had been following the Yellow Brick Road for some time now in search of this great man who was the only one who ...read more

  • Great Expectations Series

    Contributed by Matthew Rogers on Dec 7, 2001
    based on 219 ratings
     | 55,927 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
     | 8,633 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
     | 89,742 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
     | 14,634 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
     | 72,698 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
     | 7,727 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