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  • Christmas Advent

    Contributed by Bruce Shields on Nov 12, 2004
    based on 33 ratings
     | 1,477 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 2 ratings
     | 1,291 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
     | 3,380 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

  • What's An Advent?

    Contributed by Ryan Akers on Dec 4, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 3,210 views

    We celebrate Christmas and Advent every year but do we really know why we celebrate these traditions? Most people don’t know the why behind colors, candles, wreaths and when you understand the why behind a tradition we will find that it will become truly

    What’s an Advent? Pastor Ryan Akers IT’S CHRISTMAS TIME! Have you gone nuts yet? The world throws too much confusion on us during holidays. (presents, TV shows, decorations, Christmas trees, black shopping days) (why do people shop on days they know it will be crazy?, happy holidays or merry ...read more

  • What Child Is This? (Part 1) Series

    Contributed by Jonathan Mcleod on Dec 4, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,670 views

    God became a man so that He could die for our sins.

    John’s Gospel has been called the Gospel of Decision. In its pages we are urged to believe the truth about Jesus Christ. “I am a historian, I am not a believer, but I must confess as a historian that this penniless preacher from Nazareth is irrevocably the very center of history. Jesus ...read more

  • Signs Along The Way: An Urgent Warning Series

    Contributed by Clarence Eisberg on Dec 5, 2007
     | 1,314 views

    John the Baptist was not out in the wilderness pursuing fame or fortune. He was calling for repentance, a change in life style. Repentance is an about face from sinful behavior to a life that imitates Jesus, that produces "fruit". (Gal. 5) Sadducees and

    In Jesus Holy Name December 9, 2007 Text: Matthew 3:1-12 Advent II - Redeemer “Signs Along The Way: An Urgent Warning” The Advent season places our feet on a journey to the manger in Bethlehem where God the Creator invaded our humanity. John Gugel, in his Advent devotional “Signs ...read more

  • Meeting The Need Series

    Contributed by Keith Broyles on Dec 3, 2007
     | 1,088 views

    As we begin Advent we need to be aware of the needs of those around us. It will only be when Christ is born in their lives (as God uses the Body of Christ) that they might find a faith like ours.

    When I was in seminary there was a man in Dallas who got his “Fifteen Minutes of Fame” over the period of a couple of weeks. He was on the Dallas news almost every night. Why? Well he said that he had uncovered a message from space aliens through the static on his television. The aliens, on a ...read more

  • Seing The Signs Of Who God Is And How He Acts Series

    Contributed by Richard Schwedes on Dec 23, 2007
     | 1,053 views

    A sermon for the 4th Sunday of Advent helping us to continue discovering that Jesus is God and what Jesus’ purpose is.

    Over the last few weeks Christians from many churches have been focusing on being ready, being prepared not just for Christmas Day, but for the second coming of Jesus. Our worship time has encouraged us to: Be ready To listen to God, be turned toward God and have our lives totally influenced ...read more

  • Just Do It Series

    Contributed by Greg Johnson on Dec 23, 2007
     | 1,171 views

    How do you respond to God and His message to us in our day? Be challenge today to just do it.

    This message is an edited version of a sermon given at Loving God Fellowship. Copyright © 2007 Loving God Fellowship, Inc. http://www.LovingGodFellowship.org . You are encouraged to share this message with those you know that are hungry for God’s Word. Just Do It By Rev. Greg ...read more

  • Mary's Christmas Vocation Series

    Contributed by Mark Eberly on Dec 24, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,406 views

    Mary was given a vocation: a Christmas vocation. She was given a sacred assignment to prepare God’s son. What did she teach Jesus? What does this mean for us?

    Rediscovering Christmas Mary’s Christmas Vocation Luke 1:46-55 December 23, 2007 Mary was given a sacred assignment. She was given a vocation: a sacred task to do for God. For this is what a vocation is: a sacred assignment. Vocation: a sacred assignment Everyone has a vocation. Mary’s ...read more

  • What Are You Looking For? A Miracle? Series

    Contributed by Jay Winters on Dec 24, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,789 views

    This is the last in a series of Isaiah sermons in Advent all starting with the same question - "What are you looking for?" In this one, we consider the background story of the familiar passage found in Isaiah 7 and the sin of overwhelming "modesty" in bel

    In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, the Holy Three In One who is Emmanuel. Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, The Lord spoke to Ahaz – “Ask a sign of the Lord your God, let it be as deep as Sheol or as high as the heavens.” It sounds like something that we ...read more

  • Humble Beginnings

    Contributed by Scott Carmer on Dec 24, 2007
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,399 views

    The humble beginnings of Jesus in Bethlehem are not really so humble at all because he came to deliver all of us regardless of our place on the economic ladder or position in society.

    Humble Beginnings Luke 2:8-20 December 16, 2007 A couple of years ago, Toni and I were trying to get home from vacation. Our plans called for us to catch a plane out of Miami International Airport to Chicago and then on to Fort Wayne. The problem occurred when we arrived in Miami just a ...read more

  • I've Got Joy?

    Contributed by Carla Powell on Dec 22, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,429 views

    This sermon was preached on Gaudete (Joy) Sunday (3rd sunday in Advent). I wasn’t feeling very joy-filled, though I felt called to preach on joy (and used that hesitancy as part of the sermon focus). It’s my best "grumpy sermon on joy" ever.

    It’s been a rough couple weeks for me. My wallet was stolen last Wednesday. My step-grandfather died – two days ago. I woke up feeling sick and lost my voice - yesterday. Almost got stuck in the snow last night. Had to park around the corner and traipse home in the deep snow with the wind whipping ...read more

  • A God Who Gives

    Contributed by Christian Cheong on Dec 26, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,157 views

    God loves and He gave. When He gave, He gave sacrificially and willingly. We are to love those whom God loves. Let us learn to give sacrificially and willingly.

    God is a giver. • “For God so loved the world that He gives His only Son Jesus…” GOD LOVES AND HE GAVE God gives because He first loves. It is out of love for you that He gives. • We can’t see love, but when God gives, we see it. • You are loved, whether you know it or not. You are ...read more

  • Good News

    Contributed by Don Baggett on Dec 21, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 912 views

    For thousands of years, God had been showing man-kind that he needed a Savior. The provided animal skins in the Garden of Eden was a lesson concerning that very truth. It is reasonable to believe that Adam and Eve, who had never seen death, witnessed th

    Do you like to get presents? Most people do. One little boy wanted a watch for Christmas. He kept on talking about it, until his dad finally told him he didn’t want to hear anymore about it. It was their custom for each member of their family to take turns, each night at the supper quoting a ...read more