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  • Christmas Advent

    Contributed by Bruce Shields on Nov 12, 2004
    based on 34 ratings
     | 5,688 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 4 ratings
     | 4,543 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
     | 7,282 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 Hope Of Christmas Series

    Contributed by John Harvey on Nov 17, 2005
    based on 14 ratings
     | 5,686 views

    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 ...read more

  • The Birth Of The Baby Brings Hope Series

    Contributed by Joel Pankow on Nov 17, 2005
    based on 28 ratings
     | 5,638 views

    In this 1st of three sermons I look at the words of the angels to the shepherds on what to look for at Christmas. The first one is to look for a baby.

    November 30, 2005 The First Sign: The Baby Luke 2:12 This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger.” There aren’t a whole lot of stories in the Bible about babies. Actually, when I did a word search, there were only four distinct stories that ...read more

  • Behold The Power Of The Potter

    Contributed by Joel Pankow on Nov 18, 2005
    based on 34 ratings
     | 3,714 views

    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, ...read more

  • It Came Upon The Midnight Clear Series

    Contributed by Charles Salmon on Nov 18, 2005
    based on 5 ratings
     | 2,871 views

    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 ...read more

  • John Was A Witness To The Son Of God

    Contributed by Ronald Harbaugh on Nov 18, 2005
    based on 66 ratings
     | 5,081 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

  • Mark's Gospel Begins With A Freak

    Contributed by Ronald Harbaugh on Nov 16, 2005
    based on 24 ratings
     | 4,173 views

    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 ...read more

  • Narnia: Finding Hope In The Middle Of Winter

    Contributed by Scott Taylor on Dec 21, 2005
    based on 21 ratings
     | 3,048 views

    How does one find HOPE in a world under the curse? How does one celebrate when winter is so strong? Romans 8 God gives us three reasons to have hope, even if we find ourselves locked in winter.

    Finding Hope in the Winter Narnia 2005 Intro: The land of Narnia was under a perpetual winter for over 100 years. The question we must ask ourselves is what was C.S. Lewis trying to portray with this image. The winter is a picture of what the Bible calls The Fall. It is result of Adam and ...read more

  • Here I Am Lord

    Contributed by Todd Kornahrens on Dec 24, 2005
    based on 8 ratings
     | 5,152 views

    We can learn a lot from the faith of young Mary when she encounters the Angel Gabriel

    One of the aspects of the Christmas Story that always fascinates and amazes me is the virgin birth of our Lord Jesus It shows us the power of our God, that he can change the rules of nature he can do things that have never been done before to accomplish his will That through the gift ...read more

  • Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

    Contributed by W Pittendreigh on Dec 25, 2005
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,570 views

    Angels always approach humans with "Don’t be afraid." Easier said than done. We are very afraid.

    As a kid fear was a great experience. Especially if it involved SOMEBODY ELSE being afraid. Christmas and Easter are great holidays, but when I was a kid, Halloween was the most fun. Dressing up like some ghost or monster and jumping out of the bushes to yell, “boo!” And to see your best ...read more

  • The Deeper Magic Of Narnia

    Contributed by David Woodward on Dec 21, 2005
     | 1,370 views

    The Deeper Magic of Narnia explains the substitutionary atonement of Christ as portrayed in the book and movie, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe.

    The Deeper Magic of Narnia Good morning, children. Are you ready for a story from Pastor Woody? Aslan the Lion created the Land of Narnia. It was a land of beauty and peace, but the White Witch was now ruling. How she came to power, we just don’t know. Why Aslan left the land of Narnia, we ...read more

  • Joy To The World

    Contributed by Ralph Andrus on Aug 1, 2005
    based on 10 ratings
     | 2,919 views

    Examining this Christmas Song

    Ps. 98 Joy To The World The Gospel In Hymns - Albert Bayley Imagine a little man 5 feet high; a large head made bigger with a huge wig, a hooked nose small piercing eyes, a frail and sickly body; the whole combination looking more like an embryo than a fully developed organism; that was the ...read more

  • Believing The Unbelievable

    Contributed by Michael Hollinger on Nov 10, 2005
    based on 6 ratings
     | 2,894 views

    Jospeh was just the first one to see how upside down Christ really was going to make the world.

    Believing the Unbelievable (Reasoning with the Unreasonable?) Intro: There’s a book out you’ve probably heard of – it’s called Men are From Mars, Women are From Venus, and its general point is that Men & Woman pretty much live on different planets. Well, when it came to finding out about ...read more