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  • Living With Hope

    Contributed by Mark Opperman on Oct 1, 2015
    based on 2 ratings

    Today we focus on hope. Advent is all about hope. But hope isn’t something we can manufacture. We can’t just try to be more hopeful. Hope doesn’t come with the power of positive thinking. Hope is based on who Christ is and His promises to us!

    Living with Hope Intro: Advent is a time of preparation and expectation for the coming of Christ, the time before celebrating the “joy to the world” that God’s incarnation becomes. In advance of a celebratory Christmas season that follows Advent, it is good for us to take time more

  • How To Become Wise

    Contributed by Howard Strickland on Dec 19, 2016
    based on 1 rating

    These trained students (these were astrologers) of the stars observed an unexplained phenomenon in the heavens, and somehow interpreted this sign with a change in the way things were. They saw it as a sign of the Messiah’s birth!

    How to Become Wise Matthew 2: 1-2, 10-11 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, 2 saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to more

  • Getting Ready For Christmas

    Contributed by Horace Wimpey on Dec 4, 2014
    based on 4 ratings

    We all get ready for Christmas in different ways. most of this is material. Mary's song models for us how we should prepare ourselves spiritually for Christmas.

    Getting Ready For Christmas Luke 1: 46-55 Intro: Have you noticed that Christmas is coming? We started our service this morning with the lighting of the candles for the second Sunday of Advent. A time of preparation and anticipation. . I watched as my Pam and her nieces and my son D more

  • You Are Allmost There Series

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Dec 17, 2017

    We are almost there - to experiencing the heart of Christmas – to experiencing a miracle laying in a manger, to being touched by the Spirit of Christmas so don’t give up, don’t try to speed it up the miracle, instead cherish the moments that lead up to th

    Opening Video Illustration: Christmas gifts Series: Simply Christmas Our goal in this series is to challenge all of us to simplify Christmas and get back to what makes Christmas a matter of the heart – which simply is experiencing Jesus the one born in a stable, laid in a manger, and wrapped in more

  • Simply Christmas Pt 1 Series

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Dec 10, 2017

    We are going to simplify Christmas this year, which, means we want to encourage you to make it simpler or easier for you to do and experience! We also want to help you refocus and understand Christmas’ true meaning so you enjoy the season with peace and j

    Simply Christmas Our goal in this series is to challenge all of us to simplify Christmas and get back to what makes Christmas a matter of the heart – which simply explained - is Jesus the Savior of the world was born he was born in a stable, laid in a manger, and wrapped in swaddling clothes. more

  • The Sunday After Christmas Sermon Series

    Contributed by Dean Courtier on Aug 23, 2015
    based on 5 ratings

    How did Christmas 2014 feel to you? Maybe your Christmas wasn’t all you expected. Now that Christmas is over, maybe the excitement has passed and life is already returning to some kind of normal. Whatever normal might be in your life!

    The Sunday after Christmas sermon How was your Christmas? Yesterday I went to buy some petrol and as I was queuing up to pay I heard another driver ask the cashier: “How was your Christmas?” Her response was “I am SO HAPPY that Christmas is over!” - I find that a more

  • "Christmas Gifts That Won't Break: The Gift Of Hope"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Nov 23, 2015

    A sermon about putting your hope in Christ, despite the temptation to despair.

    "The Gift of Hope" Matthew 1:18-21 As an adult, there are a lot of things I like about Christmas. I like the lights on the houses and trees. I like some of the Christmas music played on radio stations and in department stores--though, I must say I do get tired of it. What I like more

  • The Christmas Hope

    Contributed by Christian Cheong on Dec 29, 2015

    Man need to see that there is hope. The only One who can give us true hope is God himself. We will glance through history to see the plan of God for the salvation of mankind.

    In 1952 a famous swimmer, Florence Chadwick, attempted to swim from an Island to the California coast, 50 km away. Long-distance swimming is not new to her; she is the first woman to swim the English Channel in both directions. But the water was cold that day and there was a fog. It was so more

  • Waiting For Christmas Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on May 13, 2003
    based on 1,323 ratings

    In the Gospel of Luke, we come across two characters who make their appearance in the final acts of the Christmas drama. One is a man named Simeon; the other is a woman named Anna. They don’t appear in any nativity scenes or in many Christmas cards, but

    Waiting for Christmas Kids have a hard time waiting for Christmas. Here are some actual letters that were written to Santa: Dear Santa Claus, When you come to my house there will be cookies for you. But if you are real hungry you can use our phone and order a pizza to go. Dear Santa, I more

  • Your Baby Shall Leap Again

    Contributed by Jeremiah B. Menyongai, Jr. on Mar 21, 2016

    Hopelessness is a weapon the enemy uses effectively. It is when you come to that place where you have totally given up and you feel you can do no more - that even God or those you depended on have failed you. But this Christmas you can hope again.

    YOUR BABY SHALL LEAP AGAIN LUKE 1:5-44 5 There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judea, a certain priest named Zacharias, of the division of Abijah. His wife was of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth. 6 And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments more

  • Christmas Joy Series

    Contributed by Scott Spencer on Dec 23, 2014

    So on the night of the birth of Jesus, before the nation had an opportunity to reject Him, or even be made aware that He had come in the flesh, the angel announces that this good news is of a ‘great joy for all the people.

    (Luke 2:1-11) 1. Now in those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus, that a census be taken of all the inhabited earth. 2. This was the first census taken while Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3. And everyone was on his way to register for the census, each to his own more

  • The Christmas Light That Brings Hope

    Contributed by Palitha Jayasooriya on Dec 18, 2015
    based on 14 ratings

    I preached this sermon last Sunday, December 13th, 2015, at our Christmas Carol Service. It is shown here as it was presented. The sermon talks about the Light of Jesus that brings hope for more than a season.

    THE CHRISTMAS LIGHT THAT BRINGS HOPE (ISAIAH 9:1-7, MATTHEW 4:13-16) INTRODUCTION – Good evening friends, it’s so nice to have you at our Christmas production 2015, “Christmas Hope – for more than a season”. I want to speak tonight about a hope that lasts beyond a more

  • 3 Vital Questions At Christmas Time

    Contributed by Palitha Jayasooriya on Dec 8, 2015
    based on 16 ratings

    This sermon deals with 3 questions asked by different people who were part of the Christmas story, and what it can mean to us today.

    3 VITAL QUESTIONS AT CHRISTMAS TIME INTRODUCTION - When I was much younger, there was a song that used to play on the Radio that I liked very much. It was titled ‘There are more questions that answers’ sung by Reggae singer Johnny Nash. The song asked a few questions like ‘what more

  • Christmas - A Season For Dreams

    Contributed by Palitha Jayasooriya on Dec 3, 2014
    based on 34 ratings

    This sermon is meant to give hope to people through the fact that dreams were very much a part of the Christmas story.

    CHRISTMAS – A SEASON FOR DREAMS INTRODUCTION – A lady told her husband that she had dreamed that he had bought her a diamond necklace for Christmas! The husband responded positively to her dream by bringing her a beautifully wrapped gift. As she eagerly tore open the wrapping to see more

  • Just A Sliver Of Light

    Contributed by Vincent Waln on Dec 22, 2017
    based on 1 rating

    Homily for a Christmas Candlelight Service

    Just a few months ago... in August, 1000's of people in this country... my wife and myself included... traveled 100's of miles to be in the path of a couple moments of darkness. To witness a celestial event that occurs… when an astronomical object is temporarily obscured, by passing into the more