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  • Christmas Advent

    Contributed by Bruce Shields on Nov 12, 2004
    based on 34 ratings

    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 more

  • An Adult Christmas: Advent #3

    Contributed by Steven Simala Grant on May 11, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    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 more

  • The Sign Of Immanuel

    Contributed by David Ward on Dec 10, 2004
    based on 38 ratings

    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 more

  • I'm Dreaming Of A Right Christmas

    Contributed by Ed Wood on May 26, 2007
    based on 6 ratings

    A Christmas Message.

    I’M DREAMING OF A RIGHT CHRISTMAS Matthew 1:21 INTRO: What does Christmas mean to you? To some people it means hard work. The stores are crowded with shoppers, the post office is overflowing with mail, and the trains and busses and planes are carrying record crowds. To some people Christmas more

  • Mark's Gospel Begins With A Freak

    Contributed by Ronald Harbaugh on Nov 16, 2005
    based on 24 ratings

    A sermon for the Second Sunday of Advent, series "B"

    2nd Sunday in Advent December 4, 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, during this season of Advent, open our hearts and minds by the power of your Holy Spirit, that we might hear your more

  • The Hope Of Christmas Series

    Contributed by John Harvey on Nov 17, 2005
    based on 14 ratings

    Jesus is the Hope that arrived for our lives.

    “The Hope of Christmas” November 27, 2005 Theme: Hope gives us an eternal perspective on life. Intro: Hope is a great encourager in our day to day lives. It gives us the ability to understand that our life can have a future of promise and a clearer path. We hold on to hope to see us more

  • Behold The Power Of The Potter

    Contributed by Joel Pankow on Nov 18, 2005
    based on 34 ratings

    This sermon reflects on God’s power to harden the hearts of the Israelites, and how God wants us to respond in light of such judgment.

    November 27, 2005 Isaiah 63:16-17 , 64:1-8 You, O LORD, are our Father, our Redeemer from of old is your name. Why, O LORD, do you make us wander from your ways and harden our hearts so we do not revere you? Return for the sake of your servants, the tribes that are your inheritance. 1 Oh, more

  • It Came Upon The Midnight Clear Series

    Contributed by Charles Salmon on Nov 18, 2005
    based on 5 ratings

    A sermon on the Christmas message of "Peace On Earth."

    It Came Upon the Midnight Clear Luke 2:14 INTRO.: Christmas is nearing and I thought it might be good to consider the messages of some of our Christmas songs. Today, I want to think about the song, "It Came Upon the Midnight Clear," by Edmond Sears, a New York Unitarian Minister, who penned it in more

  • A Time Of Heart Preparation

    Contributed by Scott Carmer on Nov 28, 2005
    based on 17 ratings

    The first Sunday of Advent. It is time to prepare our hearts and be ready for the coming of Jesus, who comes to us in spite of our sins and in spite of the messiness of human existence.

    A Time of Heart Preparation I Corinthians 1:3-9 November 27, 2005 First Sunday of Advent For those of us who live in this northern latitude, this is an interesting, and sometimes confusing time of year. Today, we find ourselves on the first Sunday of Advent; the beginning of a new year, if more

  • Narnia: Always Winter, Never Christmas Series

    Contributed by Richard Francis on Nov 28, 2005
    based on 14 ratings

    In the middle of winter, we need Christmas, but in our spiritual winter, we need Jesus and all he brings to us.

    Always Winter, Never Christmas Isaiah 64:1-9 Charlie Brown says that Christmas is at the top of a long hill, and I think that’s a pretty good description of how Christmas seems when you are young. I know it was that way with me. December 25 was the most highly-anticipated day of the year as more

  • Narnia: Always Winter Never Christmas

    Contributed by James Byers on Nov 28, 2005
    based on 5 ratings

    First Sunday of Advent using Narnia Illustration connectin winter to darkness in Isaiah 9 prophecy

    Read (Isaiah 9:1-7, John 1:1-10) Winter is about to be here again. This season is the least favorite of most if not all people. It’s colder, days are shorter, more darkness, less activity. The trees and plants show little sign of life. The skies are usually more gray. The brisk air and the more

  • The Manger Is The Perfect Place For The Messiah To Be Found Series

    Contributed by Joel Pankow on Nov 29, 2005
    based on 75 ratings

    This sermon focuses on the location of the Christ - in the manger - and what significance that has to us today as we prepare for Christmas.

    December 14, 2005 The Third Sign of Christmas to Come: Lying in a Manger Luke 2:12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger. People don’t normally do their Christmas shopping at Burger King. They go there to eat a Whopper and some fries and more

  • Narnia: Through The Wardrobe Into Winter Series

    Contributed by Chris Powell on Nov 29, 2005
    based on 24 ratings

    This sermon was written for the first Sunday of Advent, and focuses around the first encounter of Lucy in the land of Narnia.

    Through the Wardrobe into Winter Isaiah 9.1-3 I. Introduction I would like for everyone to place there imagination hats on with me this morning as we journey into an enchanted land known as Narnia. We need to recapture a sense of wonder and each of us needs to find our inner child. I need more

  • Hick Town Heroes

    Contributed by Troy Borst on Nov 30, 2005
    based on 23 ratings

    The coming of Jesus is the greatest event in all of history. Yet, He did not come with great fanfare or with parades or announcements to kings. Jesus was not born in a large town. Jesus’ birth was announced to simple people... the hicks... who became h

    HICK TOWN HEROES LUKE 2:8-20 INTRODUCTION… Hick Test ( * If the number of cattle out number the amount of people in your town * If you can’t find your town on a map * If your next door neighbor lives more then a mile away * If you can hold your more

  • The Ultimate Christmas

    Contributed by Dan Waite on Dec 1, 2005
    based on 14 ratings

    In Isaiah 11 the time of the rule of the Messiah is described in verses 6 – 9 (read). Isaiah 12 is a psalm describing what would be said at that time.

    Other sermons can be found at Introduction: Christmas is a time we celebrate the birth of Jesus. It is a time we wish others peace. It is a time of hope for peace. In Isaiah 11 the time of the rule of the Messiah is described in verses 6 – 9 (read). Isaiah more