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  • Christmas Advent

    Contributed by Bruce Shields on Nov 12, 2004
    based on 33 ratings
     | 1,807 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 11, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,521 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 10, 2004
    based on 38 ratings
     | 3,661 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

  • Honor The Overlooked

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Sep 27, 2005
    based on 10 ratings
     | 1,759 views

    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

  • John Was A Witness To The Son Of God

    Contributed by Ronald Harbaugh on Nov 18, 2005
    based on 66 ratings
     | 4,527 views

    Sermon for the 3rd Sunday in Advent, Series "B"

    3rd Sunday in Advent December 11, 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, as we progress through this season of Advent, continue to move us by the power of your ...read more

  • The Seeking God

    Contributed by Christian Cheong on Dec 10, 2005
    based on 51 ratings
     | 4,557 views

    Christmas reveals a seeking God, who endeavour to speak to us, and a sacrificial God, who is willing to sacrifice for our good.

    1 In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways, 2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe. 3 The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact ...read more

  • A God's Eye View Of Christmas

    Contributed by J.d. Tutell on Dec 10, 2005
    based on 52 ratings
     | 33,387 views

    Christmas is not simply and event in the past, it is the fulfillment of the plan of God for the past, the present and the future.

    People make a lot of assumptions in life. Especially when dealing with a familiar subject. Let me give you an example. A young lady was in her first year of teaching first graders. On the last day of school before Christmas the kids all lined up to give her presents. The first student gave ...read more

  • Knee Deep In Sheep

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Dec 10, 2005
    based on 10 ratings
     | 1,348 views

    For Advent III, preached at First Baptist of Gaithersburg, MD. "We may be knee deep in sheep, but let this keep you as you sleep, it is joy we reap". God in Christ transforms the ordinariness of everyday, humdrum life.

    We may be knee deep in sheep, but let this keep you as you sleep – it is joy we shall reap. Did you get all that? Too many rhyming words? Ah, but every one of them is important. Listen again: we may be knee deep in sheep, but let this keep you as you sleep – it is joy we shall reap. Now ...read more

  • Highway Construction

    Contributed by Chris Tiller on Dec 11, 2005
    based on 27 ratings
     | 4,727 views

    Repentance is about preparing the way for our Lord, for the King. This Advent sermon uses the metaphor of road work to explore repenting of sin and unforgiveness.

    Today is the second Sunday of Advent. Traditionally, the second Sunday of Advent belongs to John the Baptizer…the one whose job it was to announce the imminent coming of the Christ. In all four Gospels—Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John—the ministry of John the Baptizer prepares the way for the ...read more

  • The Song Of The Angels Series

    Contributed by Johann Neethling on Dec 11, 2005
    based on 31 ratings
     | 16,116 views

    Hearing this very familiar Christmas story from a new perspective. What happens now after we’ve heard the angels sing?

    THE SONGS OF CHRISTMAS: The Song of the Angels Luke 2: 8-20 1. Christmas is certainly the season for concerts and musicals! Here is just a very small sample of Christmas events taking place right now in the Seattle area: • The customary Nutcracker ballet. • A Christmas Carol at the ACT ...read more

  • The Eternal Christ

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Nov 28, 2005
    based on 101 ratings
     | 4,471 views

    How does the fact of the pre-existence of Christ affect us personally? 1. It means that Jesus is God and has the power to help. 2. It means God cares for us. 3. It means there is a plan.

    What you see on the screen is a picture from a movie. It is a single still shot. You probably don’t know what movie it is from or what the movie is about. All you have is one moment in time from the movie which spans more than two hours. It is impossible to tell what this movie is about from ...read more

  • How To Boil A Live Frog

    Contributed by Johann Neethling on Nov 28, 2005
    based on 89 ratings
     | 7,520 views

    Preparing to celebrate Christ’s coming in a hostile world. Five key principles that should characterize our lives.

    HOW TO BOIL A LIVE FROG 1 Peter 3: 13-17 1. An “urban legend” has been around for a long time that has excellent instructional value for us – even if biologists question the scientific veracity of the experiment. The theory states that you can boil a live frog in a pot of water, if the water is ...read more

  • A Strange Way To Save The World

    Contributed by Stephen Colaw on Nov 29, 2005
    based on 94 ratings
     | 22,097 views

    In contrast to what we would do, God didn’t send a superhero to save the world, he sent His Son, the humble, gentle, loving Christ.

    A Strange Way to Save the World Scripture: I Corinthians 1:27-31 Theme: God’s ways are not our ways. He chose to save the world in a way that would bring glory to himself and not to us. Seed: Song “A Strange Way to Save the World” Purpose: To help people understand that God’s view ...read more

  • The Song Of Mary Series

    Contributed by Johann Neethling on Dec 4, 2005
    based on 155 ratings
     | 34,395 views

    The song of Mary can become our song too as we allow the Holy Spirit to form Christ in us.

    THE SONGS OF CHRISTMAS: The Song of Mary Luke 1: 46-56 1. If we were to compile a list of as many songs of Christmas that we know or have heard, I imagine we would be able to come up with quite an extensive list. • I did a search on Yahoo under the keywords songs of Christmas and it pulled ...read more

  • The Boy Jesus

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Dec 4, 2005
    based on 32 ratings
     | 4,532 views

    The mystery of the incarnation helps us to know: 1. God’s strength is in his apparent weakness. 2. Jesus understands the human condition. 3. God’s desire is to be with us.

    A new trend is literally turning a longstanding Christmas tradition on its head. Hammacher Schlemmer, a retail company based in New York, is offering a unique yuletide decoration: the Upside-Down Christmas Tree. The tree is seven feet tall and pre-lit with over 800 commercial grade lights, and ...read more