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  • Christmas Advent

    Contributed by Bruce Shields on Nov 16, 2004
    based on 32 ratings
     | 1,358 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
     | 1,162 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
     | 3,246 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

  • A Great Gift You Can Give"

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Dec 10, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 883 views

    Wise men brought gifts and presented them to Jesus. We celebrate Christmas by giving gifts to family and friends. I want to suggest a great gift you can give this Christmas to your family, "A Christ Honoring Attitude."

    A Great Gift You Can Give Matthew 2:9-11 - “Once again the star appeared to them, guiding them to Bethlehem. It went ahead of them and stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were filled with joy! They entered the house where the child and his mother, Mary, ...read more

  • Advent People Are Patient People

    Contributed by Monty Newton on Dec 10, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
     | 943 views

    In the Season of Advent, we are reminded to be patient with God and patient with people.

    Title: Advent People Are Patient People Text: Romans 15:4-13 Thesis: In the Season of Advent, we are reminded to be patient with God and patient with people. Introduction Frank Thomas was a great baseball player who really came into his own in the 1990’s when he played for the Chicago ...read more

  • Hope Series

    Contributed by Darrin Fish on Dec 10, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,412 views

    The first in a series of Advent sermons. The hope we find in Christ

    Years ago, there was a very wealthy man • Who, along with his devoted son, shared a passion for art collecting. • Together they traveled around the world, adding only the finest art treasures to their collection. • Priceless works by Picasso, Van Gogh, Monet and many others adorned the walls ...read more

  • Peace Series

    Contributed by Darrin Fish on Dec 10, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
     | 4,427 views

    Peace finding the peace of Christ at Christmas

    Two Ladies on a Train • Years ago a man found himself on a train between two ladies. • And Unfortunately for him the two ladies were arguing constantly about whether the window should be open or shut. • The lady farthest from the window argued that she would die of heat stroke if it wasn’t ...read more

  • Infectious Love (Advent) Series

    Contributed by Chris Surber on Dec 10, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,924 views

    Some infections are deadly once they get inside of your blood stream because they begin to take over and destroy healthy cells, causing your body not to function the way it was intended but we are called to be filled with the infectious love of Christ!

    Infectious Love, I John 2:15-17 Introduction My family was infected with some kind of sickness a couple of months ago that we have had the most terrible time getting over. In fact, I think we may still have it. It all started when my wife Christina had a small cough and a little bit of a sore ...read more

  • Turn Around

    Contributed by J. Curtis Goforth, O.s.l. on Dec 10, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,714 views

    A Sermon for the 2nd Sunday of Advent-Year A.

    “In those days John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness of Judea, proclaiming, ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.’” -Matthew 3:1-2 There always seems to be “the hottest gift item of the year” to buy each year. The most memorable in my mind was the craze a few years ...read more

  • Advent: Joy

    Contributed by Rev. Matthew Parker on Dec 10, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 12,560 views

    The good news of great joy for all people is shocking news that we dare not get used to.

    Humans are complex creatures, aren’t we? Those we love we tend to hurt. We love God and yet we sin against God. We have goals and aspirations that are noble and strong , and yet we get tripped up by our own weakness along the way to fulfilling our goals. We can never seem to outrun the allure ...read more

  • Sacred Peace Series

    Contributed by Dan Neary on Dec 10, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,711 views

    For the second Sunday of Advent, we look to what Jesus has to say about peace.

    8 And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. 9 An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they [the shepherds] were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good ...read more

  • Born To Be Wild Series

    Contributed by Mark Eberly on Dec 11, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,096 views

    Jesus comes in the wilderness of our lives. He makes a way where there seems to be no way. And that is where his followers are called to be: in the "wild-ness" and brokenness of people’s lives showing the love and mercy of God.

    Rediscovering Christmas Born to be Wild Mark 1:1-8 December 9, 2007 Last week we started rediscovering Christmas by looking at the story before the story of the birth of Christ and that is the story of Zecariah and Elizabeth. Zec and Lizzy began again as they had a child in their old age ...read more

  • Christmas Past, Present & Future

    Contributed by Matthew Sickling on Dec 11, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
     | 3,311 views

    This sermon takes a look at what Christmas was like when Christ was born, the way it is today, and the way it may be in the future uless something changes.

    Title: Christmas Past, Christmas Present, Christmas Future Text: Matthew 1:18-24 , Luke 2:1-20 Date: 12/9/2007 Location: Sulphur Spring Baptist church Introduction: In 1843 Charles Dickens was in dept and needed to make some money as quick as possible to be able to pay off the debt. So ...read more

  • A Time For Rainbows

    Contributed by Jay Robison on Dec 11, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,008 views

    The Rainbow is a promise of God to offer forgiveness. We all need it. God promises new beginnings. Used in Advent, but could be any time of year.

    Beyond Your Wildest Dreams: Look: There is a Rainbow December 2, 2007 Jay Davis Robison GENESIS 9:8-16 Have you ever regretted doing something? As soon as it happened I knew I was in big trouble When I was youth minister I did not do victim games Those designed to make someone look ...read more

  • Mary, A Believer

    Contributed by Don Baggett on Dec 12, 2007
     | 564 views

    One might wonder why God would choose Mary out of all the women on earth. We cannot answer that with any degree of finality, but we can safely infer that God knew her heart, that she was a young woman of faith, who would agree with God against all odds.

    Gabriel, the deliverer of God’s important news, the heavenly postmaster, said, “Mary, rejoice, because you have found favor with God. God is with you, and you are blessed among women.” One might wonder why God would choose Mary out of all the women on earth. We cannot answer that with any ...read more