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  • Christmas Advent

    Contributed by Bruce Shields on Nov 12, 2004
    based on 33 ratings
     | 1,484 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
     | 1,298 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

  • Because Of Christmas

    Contributed by Kenneth Trent on Dec 10, 2002
    based on 309 ratings
     | 10,951 views

    Because of that first Christmas, the child of God is recipient of three great assurances that provide comfort and strength throughout our life.

    BECAUSE OF CHRISTMAS "And she shall bring forth a son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins. So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying: ’Behold the virgin shall be with child, and bear ...read more

  • What Christmas Is All About

    Contributed by Frank Wiederrecht on Dec 17, 2002
    based on 78 ratings
     | 6,972 views

    Christmas began in the heart of God, and finds it’s completion in the heart of man.

    WHAT CHRISTMAS IS ALL ABOUT How are you all doing? Myself, this time of the year kind of wears me out! This week I got to thinking about what Christmas has become for most of us, and just thinking about it makes me tired! Ask any mother and she’ll tell you that at this time of year, her ...read more

  • "Christmas-Miracles Of Transformations"

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Dec 23, 2002
    based on 248 ratings
     | 90,541 views

    People surrounding the birt of Christ experienced different transformations. From their experiences we learn several life principles to live by.

    Christmas – Miracle of Transformations Luke 2:1-20 As Christians we celebrate Christmas as the birth of Jesus the promised Messiah. Jesus came to bring hope, forgiveness and change the hearts of people. Christmas is about miracles of transformation. When we talk about Jesus changing the ...read more

  • Do You Hear What I Hear?

    Contributed by Timm Meyer on Dec 24, 2002
    based on 64 ratings
     | 12,548 views

    ADVENT 4(C) - Do you hear what I hear - - God’s joyful promises and God’s voice of blessing?

    DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR? LUKE 1:39-45 DECEMBER 22,2002 LUKE 1:39-45 39At that time Mary got ready and hurried to a town in the hill country of Judea, 40where she entered Zechariah’s home and greeted Elizabeth. 41When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leaped in her womb, and ...read more

  • "Getting Ready For Something Big"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Nov 25, 2002
    based on 286 ratings
     | 31,949 views

    A sermon for Advent.

    ISAIAH 64:1-9 Mark 13:24-32 “Getting Ready For Something BIG” By: Rev. Kenneth Sauer, Pastor of Parkview United Methodist Church One of the most popular t-v game shows is The Price Is Right hosted by good old Bob Barker. When you receive tickets to attend this highly-watched, fast-moving ...read more

  • Are You Ready For The Second Christmas

    Contributed by Joel Pankow on Nov 29, 2002
    based on 148 ratings
     | 17,807 views

    prepare for the coming of Christ

    December 1, 2002 Mk 13:32-37 “No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Be on guard! Be alert! You do not know when that time will come. It’s like a man going away: He leaves his house and puts his servants in charge, each with his ...read more

  • The Promise

    Contributed by Guy Caley on Dec 1, 2002
    based on 87 ratings
     | 14,277 views

    Sermon for the first Sunday of Advent, considers what’s important about prophecy

    Before we start is there anyone who’s good at untangling things? I’ve got these Christmas lights and since it is the first Sunday of advent I was hoping to use them as an illustration. Here you work on these and we’ll get back to you in a little bit. (hand the volunteer a wad of hopelessly ...read more

  • The Yellow Light

    Contributed by John Beehler on Dec 1, 2002
    based on 36 ratings
     | 1,728 views

    We need to slow down and remember the reason for the season

    The Yellow Light This is the time of year when everyone starts getting ready for Christmas. The stores have the trees and Christmas decorations on display. They’re running sales trying to encourage all of us to spend, spend, spend. Elevators are filled with all of the ...read more

  • What's In A Name Series

    Contributed by Marc Bertrand on Dec 3, 2002
    based on 288 ratings
     | 42,303 views

    A great sermon to spice up your Christmas offering. This message looks at the significance of the names Zechariah, Gabriel, Elizabeth and John. Much more interesting than it sounds.

    What’s In A Name Introduction: My name is Marc, the meaning of my name is ‘Mighty Warrior’. My wife’s name is Michelle it means, ‘Like unto the Lord’, Micah’s name is like it, ‘Like unto Jehovah’. Tabitha’s name comes from a story in Acts, depending on which source book you use her name either ...read more

  • War Is Over

    Contributed by Cameron Horsburgh on Dec 7, 2002
    based on 32 ratings
     | 1,408 views

    The story of the angels isn’t so much about a heavenly sing-song than God announcing the end to the war between himself and the human race.

    I’m sure we’re all fairly familiar with this scene—a group of shepherds are in the field quietly minding their own businesses when an angel appears to them. *The Angels* We don’t know the name of this angel. However, the only angel to be named in the gospels in connection with the birth of ...read more

  • A Dream Come True

    Contributed by Dan Erickson on Nov 22, 2000
    based on 322 ratings
     | 17,656 views

    Like Simeon we need to realize that if all we had was Jesus Christ, that would be enough; with Jesus, our life is complete and we can be content.

    Children often dream about things they would like to do in the future. I suspect traveling in space as an astronaut, playing football in the NFL, making the Olympic figure skating team, or driving a $100,000 sports car are some of the more popular ones. When I was growing up, I dreamed of being the ...read more

  • Out Of The Cradle

    Contributed by Rodney Buchanan on Dec 26, 2000
    based on 297 ratings
     | 30,244 views

    Allowing Christ a larger place in our lives and in our world than as the Babe of Bethlehem

    Babies are something special. I can never forget what it was like to see my two girls at their birth. That is a feeling and experience that nothing else can quite match — unless it is the birth of grandchildren. There is a special feeling each time I visit new parents in the hospital. There ...read more