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  • Christmas Advent

    Contributed by Bruce Shields on Nov 12, 2004
    based on 34 ratings
     | 5,531 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
     | 4,378 views

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

  • The Sign Of Immanuel

    Contributed by David Ward on Dec 10, 2004
    based on 38 ratings
     | 7,080 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 Savior Is Born

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Dec 8, 2001
    based on 34 ratings
     | 9,809 views

    The shepherds were the first to experience the power of the birth of Christ

    A Savior is Born Luke 2:8-20 Introduction A striking Christmas card was once published with the title "If Christ Had Not Come". It was founded upon our Savior’s words "If I had not come." The card represented a pastor’s falling into a short sleep in his study on Christmas morning and ...read more

  • Un-Tarnished Glory Series

    Contributed by Paul Newell on Dec 8, 2001
    based on 54 ratings
     | 1,559 views

    This is the third an Advent Series. We allow God to touch through us when we see His glory in others and allow His glory to shine through us. The shepherds are the characters addressed

    Untarnished Glory Advent – Week Two (Honoring the Overlooked) Luke 2:8-20 Intro: “Flea market finds”, Terrie and I always get a kick out of watching home improvement shows on TV in the evening – probably because we enjoy watching people take what appears to be ordinary and turn it into ...read more

  • U-Turns Mandatory Series

    Contributed by Bradley Boydston on Dec 9, 2001
    based on 31 ratings
     | 2,953 views

    Rrepentance is essential if we are going to be prepared for the coming of Christ and his kingdom (Advent, year A, Sunday 2, 9 Dec 01)

     John the Baptist was a truly strange fellow. I can imagine his performance review from the board of clergy examiners. - - - - - - - - - Dear John ben Zechariah: The board of examiners completed their visit and frankly were concerned about several matters pertaining to ...read more

  • Great Expectations Series

    Contributed by Matthew Rogers on Dec 6, 2001
    based on 219 ratings
     | 59,560 views

    The unusual titles of Jesus show us that we can count on him to live up to expectations.

    Sermons for Christmas December 7, 1997 INTRODUCTION Every once in a while in the world of Chicago area high school boy’s basketball, a player will emerge with incredible talent and skill. He and his team become the focus of a great deal of media attention. He will become one of the most ...read more

  • Remember Advent

    Contributed by Andrew Chan on Dec 7, 2001
    based on 85 ratings
     | 5,591 views

    remembering and renewing the hope of messiah, His second coming, in our day.

    Remember Advent Is.11:1-10 (NLT) Out of the stump of David’s family will grow a shoot—yes, a new Branch bearing fruit from the old root. 2 And the Spirit of the LORD will rest on him—the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and the fear of ...read more

  • A Different Kind Of Christmas

    Contributed by Tammy Garrison on Dec 7, 2001
    based on 74 ratings
     | 3,804 views

    In light of 9/11 and other events closer to home, this Christmas will be a different kind of Christmas for many, if not all. This sermon focuses in on the hope and promise in the birth of Jesus.

    #120 11/26/01 Luke 1:26-38 Bibliography: I want you to pause and think with me for just a moment. Here in the last few weeks of 2001, lets look back over this past year, and reflect. We began with a down turn in our economy. In January, February, and March, households in Grace paid taxes ...read more

  • A Delicate Situation

    Contributed by Tammy Garrison on Dec 7, 2001
    based on 47 ratings
     | 1,790 views

    Faced with a decision such as the one Joseph faced, what would you decide to do? Could you believe Mary? Could you accept her situation? How about accepting God’s involvement in the event? What is your decision today?

    This week at our house the Christmas decorations have been going up. It’s funny how even the hanging of the decorations have their traditions and rituals about them. Once every waterglobe is set out, once all the candles are lit, once every piece of evergreen garland is restretched from its ...read more

  • Preparing The Way Of The Lord

    Contributed by John Williams Iii on Dec 5, 2001
    based on 47 ratings
     | 3,042 views

    This sermon ties Old Testament prophecy with New Testament fulfillment on the First Advent and the forerunner, John the Baptist.

    PREPARING THE WAY OF THE LORD Text: Malachi 3:1-7 There is the story about a man who visited the Fiji islands. This visitor was skeptical of missionaries. He even spoke with the chief and told him that the missionaries only wanted to get rich of them. The ...read more

  • The Most Important Decoration Of Them All

    Contributed by Don Schultz on Dec 5, 2001
    based on 395 ratings
     | 14,675 views

    Let’s decorate our hearts and lives with real and true repentance this Advent season.

    Matthew 3:1-12: The Most Important Decoration of them All. This past week, it didn’t feel like December – the temperature almost reached 70 degrees on Wednesday! Quite a change from last year at this time! But if you have any doubt that it really is December, then go to the mall, and you’ll ...read more

  • Waiting On God

    Contributed by Brian Atwood on Dec 6, 2001
    based on 144 ratings
     | 10,815 views

    Questions to ask yourself at Christmas.

    Years ago in Scotland, the Clark family had a dream. Clark and his wife worked and saved, making plans for their nine children and themselves to travel to the United States. It had taken years, but they finally saved enough money and obtained passports and reservations for the entire family ...read more

  • Wonderful Counselor Series

    Contributed by Chuck Boman on Dec 5, 2001
    based on 34 ratings
     | 4,572 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

  • A Peaceful Kingdom

    Contributed by David Washburn on Dec 13, 2001
    based on 88 ratings
     | 5,124 views

    God’s gift during Advent is the promise of a peaceful kingdom, even in the midst of pain and suffering

    The prophet Isaiah lived during the time around 720 BC, which is a significant date in Hebrew history, because it marks the time of the fall of the ten Northern Tribes of Israel. The Assyrian Empire, which was the world’s only superpower at the time, overtakes these ten tribes. We find in the first ...read more