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  • Namaste

    Contributed by Paul Larsen on Dec 24, 2003
    based on 10 ratings

    The Christ born at Christmas is reborn in each of us and we can see him in others.

    Christmas Eve Luke 2:1-7 Namaste Max De Pree, a respected author of leadership books, has also written a book entitled, “Dear Zoe.” It is a book of letters written to his little granddaughter who was born 16 weeks prematurely. Zoe was only 11 inches long and weighed only 1 pound 7 ounces at more

  • The Threatening Baby

    Contributed by W Pittendreigh on Dec 24, 2003
    based on 50 ratings

    Christmas Eve service, 2003. Herod wanted to be in control and lost the opportunity to know Jesus personally. Do we want to be in control so much that we can’t submit to Christ?

    Herod didn’t know who he was. The King of Judea, the Great Herod, had no clue as to who this little baby boy was. Herod thought this baby was a threat. Matthew’s Gospel says that when Herod heard about the Baby Jesus from the Wise Men, he was greatly distressed. Greatly more

  • The Gifts Jesus Gives At Christmas

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Dec 24, 2003
    based on 72 ratings

    The whole meaning of the Advent season prior to Christmas is this: a gift from God is on the way. The basic reason we offer Christmas gifts to each other is to honor and reflect the only perfect gift ever offered—the gift of God through a Bethlehem baby n

    The Gifts Jesus Gives at Christmas Matthew 2:10-11 The whole meaning of the Advent season prior to Christmas is this: a gift from God is on the way. The basic reason we offer Christmas gifts to each other is to honor and reflect the only more

  • Christmas Eve

    Contributed by Peter Parry on Dec 26, 2003
    based on 38 ratings

    I’m really glad you came, Lord Jesus.

    CHRISTMAS EVE (Luke 2) Some months ago Carrie Williams called and asked me to visit a neighbor she was close to, now living in a nursing home and having some health problems. The neighbor had attended our church a few times in years past but I could not remember who she was. I told more

  • Good Enough For Christmas

    Contributed by Bradley Boydston on Dec 26, 2003
    based on 60 ratings

    This is an original parable for a Christmas Eve service.

    God works in mysterious ways. And some of us figure this out earlier than others. For Carter the lights started to come on along about the first week in November. He was wandering through the aisles at the Mega-Mart looking for his mother. She had left him in the toy department while she went more

  • The Last Christmas?

    Contributed by Thomas Wilson on Dec 26, 2003
    based on 31 ratings

    A reflection on our views of the meaning of Christmas with references to Isaiah, Matthew and Luke.

    It is Christmas Eve, but what does that really mean to us in today’s secular world? What does it mean to the thousands of shoppers who have ran out of time, trying desperately to find that last minute gift? It is Christmas Eve, but let’s go back to that time 2000 years ago to see what the view more

  • "God Stole The Show"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Dec 26, 2003
    based on 56 ratings

    A sermon for Christmas Eve.

    “God Stole The Show” Luke 2:1-20 By Kenneth Emerson Sauer Pastor of Parkview United Methodist Church, Newport News, VA How many of you have ever seen a Christmas pageant or been in one? Each time the scene is basically the same—isn’t it? You’ve got the manger in more

  • Things Aren't Always What They Seem

    Contributed by Eloy Gonzalez on Dec 26, 2003
    based on 82 ratings

    Christmas Eve: There were so many things in the Christmas story that aren’t what they seemed to be. But God used them to bring salvation to the world!

    A visitor to the zoo noticed one of the keepers sobbing quietly in a corner. He asked, “What’s the matter with that poor man?” He was told that the elephant had just died. “Fond of him, was he?” the visitor asked. “No, it’s not that,” came the reply. “He’s the one who has to dig the grave.” Things more

  • Evangelism: Shepherd Style Series

    Contributed by Maurice Schaus on Dec 26, 2003
    based on 31 ratings

    We can learn a lesson from the Shepherds: We have encountered the life-changing power of Jesus, as are called to share our experience of the Newborn King with all those we meet.

    “The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light.” (Isaiah 9:2) Thus begins the prophet Isaiah’s description of the Messiah. When the Messiah comes, those who feel like they’ve been walking around in the dark will be bathed in light, such as the brightness of day. I wonder if that’s what more

  • Go Tell It On Mt. Calvary Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Dec 27, 2003
    based on 26 ratings

    For Christmas Eve Communion: Jesus remembered in the time of trial that He was born for a purpose, and He intentionally declared that purpose. He fulfilled the mission for which God sent Him.

    On Sunday I offered the opinion that I was probably the only preacher in town who was using the Old Testament on the Sunday before Christmas. Well, maybe some used those Isaiah passages about a child named Immanuel and the Prince of Peace. But Elijah? Who would have thought that Elijah and his more

  • On The Tree, Not Under It

    Contributed by John Beehler on Dec 30, 2003
    based on 62 ratings

    Christmas Eve sermon

    On the Tree, Not Under It Well, tomorrow is Christmas Day. Many of you will arise early, either on your own or by your kids, to open presents placed under the tree. Now I’m sure that we all have received some gifts at Christmas that we could never use or maybe couldn’t figure what more

  • Good News! Series

    Contributed by Paul Decker on Jan 5, 2004
    based on 42 ratings

    Get the good news! (A meditation for Christmas Eve)

    GOOD NEWS! Luke 2:10-11 S: Shepherds and Good News Th: Courage at Christmas Pr: GET THE GOOD NEWS! ?: What? What is the good news? KW: Descriptions TS: We will find in our study of Luke 2:10-11 three descriptions of the good news. The _____ description is the good news more

  • The Christmas Card Series

    Contributed by Tom Doubt on Jan 6, 2004
    based on 8 ratings

    Each year God sends us the same Christmas card inscribed with His message of love; when we open it and read it we know what His one & only Son did for us.

    Dr. Tom Doubt, Senior Pastor Four Mile Creek Baptist Church Richmond, VA THE CHRISTMAS CARD BACKGROUND: A. Sending of Christmas cards is a 163 year old tradition 1. It began in England in 1840 a. The first cards showed people drinking & partying b. Christns more

  • God's Gifts

    Contributed by Larry Brincefield on Jan 14, 2004
    based on 141 ratings

    On Christmas Eve, our family has a tradition of opening 1 gift. God also has some gifts for us to "open". 1. The gift of His Son 2. The Gift of God’s Care. 3. The gift of God’s Grace. 4. The Gift of Eternal Life

    December 24, 2003 Title: God’s Gift Text: Matthew 1:18-25 Introduction 1. Many families have Christmas Traditions... drinking egg nog around the fire place, singing Christmas Carols around the piano, Doing an act of kindness for a needy family, and many others... 2. One of the more

  • A Love Song For Mary Series

    Contributed by Carolyn Malaika Foster-Brooks on Oct 21, 2002
    based on 19 ratings

    This sermon is a unique testimony in song of the love Joseph had for Mary, the mother of the Messiah!

    Evangelist Carolyn Malaika Foster-Brooks THE MINISTRY OF S.A.R.A.H. Lyons, Georgia PRAYER: Heavenly Father, As we quickly approach the time of year when all believers will give reverance to the annointed birth of Your son Jesus Christ, we want to take acknowledge the men of God more