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  • Herod The Great"? It Depends On Your Perspective

    Contributed by Paul Fritz on Jun 19, 2001
    based on 25 ratings
     | 1,999 views

    Criteria for real greatness

    “Herod the Great”? It Depends on One’s Perspective (Acts 12:1-19) 1. Greatness from the world’s perspective is very different from greatness in eyes of God. Consider how some people might have considered Herod a great man. Here was an individual who was keenly fond of popularity. Through ...read more

  • Waiting For Jesus: Herod Series

    Contributed by Alison Bucklin on Jul 3, 2011
     | 2,746 views

    Herod the Great waited for Jesus with fear and hatred.

    Good morning from the Mediterranean News Network! I’m Aristarchus Vero, bureau chief for Judea, Decapolis, and all the other provinces of Roman Palestine Or, I should say, former bureau chief. My nephew Nikophoros took over a ten-day ago. It was about time, I suppose, I’ve been ...read more

  • Christmas - Joy Or Despair?

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Nov 13, 2001
    based on 423 ratings
     | 18,587 views

    Herod issues an order that all little boys two years old & younger in Bethlehem are to be murdered. In horror, we wonder how anyone could have reacted that way to a baby’s birth. (PowerPoints available - #180)

    MELVIN M. NEWLAND, MINISTER RIDGE CHAPEL, KANSAS, OK (Revised: 2014) (PowerPoints used with this message are available for free. Just email me at mnewland@sstelco.com and request #180.) A. Please listen as I read these familiar words found in Matthew 2:1-12. “After Jesus was born ...read more

  • Herod-The Forgotten Player Series

    Contributed by John Pearrell on Jan 4, 2016
    based on 1 rating
     | 4,149 views

    There were four responses to the Christ Child. How do you respond to Him?

    During this time of year, in churches around the globe the story of Christmas–the coming of Christ to earth–is told. We tell of the shepherds, of Mary and Joseph, of the inn keeper, of the wise men or magi from the East, but there is one actor in this divine drama, who, though often ...read more

  • Three Types Of Men And Their Legacies

    Contributed by Alan Holden on Dec 28, 2012
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,848 views

    The Epiphany story is often overlooked, or focuses only on the first part of the story. The Epiphany story groups manhood into three groups.

  • Herod's Story

    Contributed by Ken Carlson on Dec 30, 2018
     | 8,139 views

    In Matthew 2:13-23, we see the Christmas story through the lens of Herod the Great. In this passage we learn that when Jesus was born, hope entered our world!

    MATTHEW 2:13-23 INTRODUCTION I hope you all had a very merry Christmas. And I’m sure most if you did. • But maybe some of you didn’t. • Maybe the much-sung words of "have a Holly jolly Christmas" wouldn't describe this time of year for you. • Maybe you wouldn’t describe this season ...read more

  • The Massacre Of The Innocents

    Contributed by Christopher Holdsworth on Oct 9, 2013
    based on 11 ratings
     | 6,493 views

    The devil seeks to terrorise our own souls, but he will fail. In the end Satan cannot snuff out the anointing within us.

    THE MASSACRE OF THE INNOCENTS. Matthew 2:16-18. You might not be surprised if I told you that the devil is pacing up and down in this earth as an adversary, like a lion seeking whom he may devour (1 Peter 5:8). Satan (literally, the Adversary) boasted of the same thing long ago when he appeared ...read more

  • The Christmas That Wasn't Series

    Contributed by James Wallace on Jan 1, 2021
     | 481 views

    The first Christmas was the Christmas that wasn't--at least in Jerusalem, the city that the Great King and Messiah came to save, and to rule from. Pagan visitors from far away had to tell them of the great thing that had happened in their midst.

    Back in November, Jeanie and I received a newsletter from an organization called SAT-7. SAT, I assume stands for satellite, because that is the means by which they broadcast the Gospel via television programs into Muslim dominated countries in the Middle East. SAT-7 is the largest provider of ...read more

  • The Significant Man Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Feb 28, 2021
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,610 views

    We think of Jesus being on trial before Pilate, when really it was Pilate who was being challenged by Jesus. What did Jesus say to Pilate that shook this governor and challenged his entire view of life?

    Eight years ago (2013) Time magazine featured a study that proposed to name the 100 most significant people in history. This study's authors filtered through over 9000 names and came up with this list, and these are the TOP 10 of that list: 1 Jesus (it’s intriguing that Time magazine would ...read more

  • Challenged

    Contributed by Ronald Degraw on Dec 14, 2001
    based on 14 ratings
     | 1,844 views

    In the evil shadow of Herod, Shepards were challenged to believe a baby was the messiah, in this evil time we too face the same challenge

    Challenged: Isaac prayed to the Lord on behalf of his wife, because she was barren. The Lord answered his prayer and his wife Rebekah became pregnant. The babies jostled each other within her, and she said, “why is this happening to me?” So she went to inquire of the Lord. The Lord said to ...read more

  • Herod - The King Who Couldn't Kill Jesus Series

    Contributed by Eloy Gonzalez on Apr 1, 2009
    based on 7 ratings
     | 10,274 views

    Lent 6 Mid-week: Herod’s treachery, brutality and paranoia showed itself in the taking of many lives. This kind of evil drives some very difficult questions. These find their answer in Jesus, whose love, suffering and sacrifice gave live to many.

    During the mid-week Lenten worship services, we’ve spent our time considering the earthly kings who served as leaders of Israel. It’s been a pretty motley crew – hasn’t it? Life at the top of the food chain during the history of God’s people has not been much different from what we find at the ...read more

  • Pressure

    Contributed by Lou Nicholes on Oct 13, 2004
    based on 19 ratings
     | 2,249 views

    Do I ever feel like I am in a pressure cooker, or that I am being pulled and pushed in every direction? Well, I can respond like Herod. I can be manipulated by it to the point where I am forced to make decisions contrary to what I know is right. Or I can

    THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PASSAGE: The Hope College Women’s basketball team had made it to the national playoffs. The final game saw Hope 20 points behind with 10 minutes left to play. The team remained calm and began to narrow the gap. Then with just 5 seconds remaining, a 3 point basket tied the ...read more

  • Many Are Afraid And What We See In Herod's Fear

    Contributed by Dennis Selfridge on Nov 28, 2009
     | 1,860 views

    We are to worship not fear Christ

    Many Are Afraid and what we see in Herod’s Fear Jesus is to be “feared” and esteemed, but we should never be afraid of Him or the change He wants to bring in our lives and to our world. Fear could be given as F-False, E-Evidence, A-Appearing, R-Real. Matthew ...read more

  • The Birth Of John The Baptist Is Announced At The Temple In Jerusalem Series

    Contributed by John Lowe on Jun 5, 2017
    based on 2 ratings
     | 13,075 views

    This was a dark period for the nation of Israel. The people had not heard a prophetic word from God in over 400 years, not since Malachi had announced the coming of Elijah ([1]Mal. 4:5-6). The spiritual leaders were shackled by tradition, and in some....

    -7 BC- Jerusalem (1) The Birth of John the Baptist is Announced at the Temple in Jerusalem Scriptures (Num. 6:3) Luke 1:5-25 Luke 1:5-25 (NKJV) 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 ...read more

  • King Herod Or King Jesus

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Jan 7, 2006
    based on 14 ratings
     | 7,524 views

    The Holy Spirit passed Herod by - why?

    NR 08-01-06 Epiphany is the time when we celebrate the coming to the three Wise Men to meet Jesus and their encounter with King Herod Story: But have you ever stopped to think what would have happened if it had been the three Wise Women instead of three Wise Men? 1. They would have asked ...read more