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  • Are You Prepared For Christmas? Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Dec 11, 2006
    based on 48 ratings
     | 29,642 views

    How did Joseph and Mary prepare for their 1st Christmas? And what does this say about how we can prepare for pleasing God this season?

    OPEN: A new Christmas movie has just come out starring Matthew Broderick and Danny Devito. Does anybody know the name this movie? That’s right “Deck The Halls”. It’s a comedy about two neighbors who engage in a cutthroat competition to have the most decorated home in the neighborhood. Devito’s ...read more

  • Advent 2 - (Love) 2008 Series

    Contributed by Spencer Homan on Dec 15, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,633 views

    This is a sermon for the second week of Advent focusing on "Love."

    Isaiah 40:1-11 Comfort, comfort my people, says your God. 2 Speak tenderly to Jerusalem, and proclaim to her that her hard service has been completed, that her sin has been paid for, that she has received from the LORD’s hand double for all her sins. 3 A voice of one calling: "In the desert ...read more

  • 2adventa: Preparing For Christmas Series

    Contributed by Bumble Ho on Dec 8, 2004
    based on 17 ratings
     | 1,519 views

    We can learn from John the Baptist in preparing for Christ coming: 1) Don’t follow the world; 2) Do follow the Word, in a) different lifestyle, b) forward outlook, and 3) constant repentance.

    Have you put up your Christmas tree yet? Last night, a bunch of you guys gathered at my house after the college group’s ice-skating and I should have brought out the Christmas tree for you guys to decorate. To some people, Christmas season will not arrive until you have the Christmas trees up. ...read more

  • Why Me Lord? -Mary Series

    Contributed by Don Jaques on Dec 14, 2006
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,231 views

    When God chooses a person to do his work, he does so with perfect insight and understanding of what kind of person he needs to get the job done. Our role is not to question his instructions but rather to submit and obey.

    I love the movie “A Christmas Story”. You know – the one with the young boy who dreams of getting a b.b. gun for Christmas. It’s got schoolyard bullies and neighbors dogs roaming through the house, and childhood dreams and memories of the way life used to be all wrapped up in one. This year ...read more

  • Facts About Christmas

    Contributed by Andy Barnard on Dec 27, 2008
     | 1,719 views

    The facts behind some of the traditions

    Mt 13:52 He said to them, “Therefore every teacher of the law who has been instructed about the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house who brings out of his storeroom new treasures as well as old.” When it comes to Christmas, it isn’t just new and old but it is also a matter of good and ...read more

  • Christmas In Newtown

    Contributed by Rick Pendleton on Dec 17, 2012
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,272 views

    What message can Christmas have for those who are going through their own private hell... like those in Newtown, Conn?

    Christmas in Newtown Luke 2:8-14 Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle all the way In the early hours of Friday morning, Adam Lanza shot and killed his mother. I’m Dreaming of a white Christmas… During the first period classes at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a gunman ...read more

  • Born In Bethlehem Series

    Contributed by Brian Bill on Dec 14, 2015
     | 4,881 views

    Jesus was born in the right place at the right time so that you can respond right now.

    Born in Bethlehem Micah 5:2 Rev. Brian Bill December 12-13, 2015 Isn’t it great singing Christmas music? I know most of the words to many carols but struggle to get them to sound right when they come out of my mouth. Many kids, on the other hand, don’t know all the words but ...read more

  • Love Incarnate

    Contributed by Chris Appleby on Feb 14, 2006
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,221 views

    Advent is a time when we’re reminded of the need to prepare, to get ready. We’re not just waiting, we’re preparing. How do we prepare for that day? By purifying ourselves, just as he is pure. By continuing to rejoice that God has come among us. By getting

    The opening chapter of Luke’s gospel is full of excitement and anticipation. For Theophilus, to whom the gospel is written in the first place, there’s the anticipation of discovering the facts behind all the things he’s heard about this man Jesus. For Elizabeth and Zechariah there’s the excitement ...read more

  • Only The Star Remains

    Contributed by Kathy Findley on Oct 25, 2003
    based on 28 ratings
     | 4,985 views

    When Christmas is past - the joy and the glory of it - what do we have left? This sermon tells us what remains after the strains of "Silent Night, Holy Night" have ceased.

    Only The Star Remains; Isaiah 63:7-9; Matthew 2: 1-18 The miraculous, glorious birth is over. The shepherds have probably left the birth-place to return to their keeping watch over their flocks. The friendly beasts that attended this birth, feeling the stir of excitement that animals feel ...read more

  • Hope Beyond Compare Series

    Contributed by David Elvery on Nov 27, 2005
    based on 34 ratings
     | 5,413 views

    Looking at the hope that God offers at Christmas

    Christmas Beyond Compare – Hope beyond Compare – Rom 15:7-13 Gladstone Baptist Church – 25/12/04 am Well Happy Christmas to you all. I do hope that Christmas for you is a time of joy, peace and hope – A Christmas beyond Compare. But you know, Christmas isn’t like that for everyone … For ...read more

  • Getting Ready For Christmas

    Contributed by Horace Wimpey on Dec 4, 2014
    based on 4 ratings
     | 3,919 views

    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 ...read more

  • A Man Named John

    Contributed by Jonathan Meyer on Dec 11, 2017
     | 1,391 views

    This Advent sermon looks at John the Baptist: The Man, The Mission, & The Message. God unexpectedly worked through John. He now chooses to work through us as witnesses. (Based loosely on "The Word Became Flesh" Advent series from Concordia Seminary, STL.)

    Forensic scientists in England analyzed the venerated remains from a certain grave, a few years ago. The corpse of the individual being observed was male. He was no more than five feet tall, and he had a broken nose. He lived in the 4th Century AD. And, despite being dug up in Italy, he was ...read more

  • The Father Draws You To Eat The Living Bread

    Contributed by Gregg Bitter on Aug 23, 2009
     | 2,479 views

    What a wonder that God’s Son came from heaven to us! He alone brings us eternal life. Only through his word in the Scriptures and the Sacraments does the Father draw us to the Son.

    Text: John 6:41-51 Theme: The Father Draws You to Eat the Living Bread Season: Pentecost 12b Date: August 23, 2009 Web page: www.caughtbyjesus.net/sermons/The-Father-Draws-You-to-Eat-the-Living-Bread-John6_41-51.html Grace and peace to you from God our Father and our Lord and Savior ...read more

  • Descending Into Glory Series

    Contributed by Bruce Rzengota on Dec 30, 2010
     | 922 views

    THE GLORY OF CHRISTMAS WILL BE DISCOVERED IN THE INCARNATION OR LOST IN THE HOLIDAY PRODUCTION

    Descending into Glory December 19, 2010 Phi 2:1-11 INTRODUCTION The Production of Christmas In 1980 the Crystal Cathedral was dedicated. In 1981 the beautiful living nativity, The Glory of Christmas premiered inside the first all-glass church. The Cathedral seats 2,736 for church ...read more

  • Christmas Through The Eyes Of Heaven

    Contributed by Timothy Peck on Dec 26, 2001
    based on 53 ratings
     | 5,257 views

    Four insights about Christmas from heaven’s perspective from the book of Revelation.

    Note: This Sermon was introduced with a drama sketch called "Hung on a Tree" Jesus doesn’t deserve to be hung on a tree. Truer words could not be spoken, that Jesus did not deserve to be hung on a wooden cross to suffer for the sins of the human race. Yet that’s exactly what happened, and in ...read more