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  • Christmas Advent

    Contributed by Bruce Shields on Nov 16, 2004
    based on 33 ratings
     | 1,423 views

    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 14, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,237 views

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

    An Adult Christmas: Advent #3 Dec 10, 2005 Matt 1:18-25; 2:13-14, 19-23 Intro: I wonder if we can reclaim Christmas. Of course we need to reclaim Christmas from the crass secularism and commercialism that substitutes “happy holidays” for “merry Christmas”, and that makes gathering around ...read more

  • The Sign Of Immanuel

    Contributed by David Ward on Dec 13, 2004
    based on 38 ratings
     | 3,295 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

  • The Master's Touch Series

    Contributed by Paul Newell on Nov 28, 2001
    based on 87 ratings
     | 8,575 views

    This message uses a video presentation of the poem "Touch of the Master’s Hand" as a lead in to encourage believers to "Reach Out And Touch" others during the Advent Season

    The Master’s Touch [Note: This message began with a video illustration of the poem "Touch of the Master’s Hand" available through Mainstay Church Resources’ "The Christmas Touch" Advent 2001 material.] Don’t you hate it when you see a sign that says “don’t touch”? Aren’t you glad that God ...read more

  • Peaceable Kingdom

    Contributed by Michael Elmore on Nov 30, 2001
    based on 228 ratings
     | 19,557 views

    Advent. Isaiah’s vision of Christ’s Millenial Kingdom

    THE PEACEABLE KINGDOM Isaiah 11:1-10 Introduction: "The Peaceable Kingdom" is the title early 19th-century painter, Edward Hicks, gave to this benign menagerie of animals - wild and domesticated. He based his work on this Isaiah 11 passage that speaks of such animals as the wolf, lamb, ...read more

  • More Than Reconciliation Series

    Contributed by Ronald Keller on Dec 1, 2001
    based on 112 ratings
     | 1,855 views

    The Christ of Christmas and of the Cross brings us reconciliation and much, much more.(The First Sunday of Advent after "911."

    Colossians 1:15-23 More Than Reconciliation INTRODUCTION: On the First Sunday of Advent, the world is asking, "Why all the fuss about Jesus?" I remember that several years ago the Falmouth Clergy Association worked hard to get the Falmouth Christmas Parade switched from a Sunday Noon start ...read more

  • Don't Be Afraid

    Contributed by Steve Gladwell on Dec 2, 2001
    based on 57 ratings
     | 4,714 views

    How a christian deals with fear.

    Do you know; I used to like the carol “While shepherds watched”. Both the words and Crimond the music it was set too. As a teenager, I used to go carol singing with the Church in Darlington and that would be sung most nights. We were even fortunate enough to have some good enough singers that we ...read more

  • While U Wait, Seasonal Basics For Believers

    Contributed by Scott Hippler on Dec 3, 2001
    based on 37 ratings
     | 3,721 views

    While we wait, do we get frustrated and anxious or do we realize that only through times of waiting can our Lord accomplish some great stuff.

    Don’t you just hate to wait? I do. Patience is not something that I am exceptionally good at and as a matter of fact is one of the main areas in my life that God is having to work overtime to bring into line with His will and plan for my life. Christmas is the worst when it comes to waiting. ...read more

  • In Celebration Of Christmas

    Contributed by Wayne Searls on Dec 3, 2001
    based on 76 ratings
     | 1,264 views

    A Hanging Of The Greens Service

    IN CELEBRATION OF CHRISTMAS A Hanging of the Greens Program Narrator: Welcome to our celebration - We have gathered here for a joyous celebration of a holy season leading up to a holy night: the night of our Savior’s birth. We are here tonight not only to decorate our church, but to tell once ...read more

  • Wonderful Counselor Series

    Contributed by Chuck Boman on Dec 5, 2001
    based on 32 ratings
     | 2,539 views

    An examination of the phrase wonderful counselor in Isaiah 9:6.

    WONDERFUL COUNSELOR Isaiah 9:1-8 1Nevertheless, there will be no more gloom for those who were in distress. In the past he humbled the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the future he will honor Galilee of the Gentiles, by the way of the sea, along the Jordan— 2 The people walking ...read more

  • Christmas In Its Christian Context

    Contributed by Donnie Martin on Dec 29, 2002
    based on 44 ratings
     | 2,727 views

    Since Christmas is more than merely a baby in a manger, we need to celebrate this holiday realizing the full scope of Christ’s incarnation.

    Christmas In Its Christian Context Text: Isa.7: 14; Luke 2: 6-7 Intro: We Christians often complain that Christmas has become so commercialized that its real meaning has become all but totally obscured. That complaint is certainly warranted, for in the secular world, Christmas seems to ...read more

  • 3 Advent B

    Contributed by Roger Haugen on Dec 13, 2002
    based on 80 ratings
     | 2,777 views

    The prophet Isaiah speaks of one who comes to bring good news to the oppressed. God gives us eyes to see hope in the midst of darkness.

    3 Advent B Isaiah 61:1-4,8-11 15 December 2002 Rev. Roger Haugen Christmas is a time of images. We so easily create mind pictures of gentle snow and evergreen trees. We imagine presents under decorated Christmas tree, good food whose smell invites us to taste and enjoy. We think of angels ...read more

  • Right Place Wrong People

    Contributed by Nathan Robertson, Jr. on Dec 13, 2002
    based on 17 ratings
     | 5,018 views

    This is a Christmas sermon that teaches that we should be careful about the people to whom we associate. Christmas should remind us to avoid the Wrong People

    There are some times when we find ourselves in the Right Place but with the Wrong People. There are some places that are all right but the people are all wrong. In Some Marriages, we can say, right place but wrong people. The institution of Marriage is a wonderful place to find fulfillment, ...read more

  • Gifts For The Christ Child

    Contributed by Kenneth Trent on Dec 13, 2002
    based on 42 ratings
     | 1,609 views

    The journey of the magi and the gifts they brought to the Christ Child still inspire us today.

    GIFTS FOR THE CHRIST CHILD Matthew 2: 1-12 The birth of our Lord Jesus was announced in three magnificent ways: the annunciation by the angel to Mary (Luke 1: 26-33); the angelic choir (Luke 2: 8-14) and the star in the east (Matthew 2:2). It is the visit of the wise men that we will consider ...read more

  • Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree

    Contributed by John Mccaherty on Dec 23, 2002
    based on 27 ratings
     | 2,014 views

    During the Christmas season we spend a lot of time and money on decorations, in fact retailers start long before Christmas putting out the tree’s and lights so that we will start to plan and buy those decorations for our homes. As we see in our text, whe

    OH CHRISTMAS TREE! OH CHRISTMAS TREE 12/22/02 pm Rev. John McCaherty 1st Baptist Murphy Text: Lu:2:7: And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. Lu:2:12: And this shall be a sign ...read more