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  • How To Handle Holiday Stress

    Contributed by Matthew Rogers on Dec 10, 2001
    based on 469 ratings
     | 86,971 views

    By looking at the story of Jesus in the home of Mary and Martha we find what is really "needed" during the Christmas holiday season.

  • Prescription For Overcoming Holiday Stress

    Contributed by Jim Twamley on Mar 25, 2003
    based on 25 ratings
     | 2,316 views

    The Christmas season should bring us joy and warm our souls, but more often than not, it brings heartburn and stress, headache and depression. Holiday stress will make this most wonderful time of year a miserable mess, if you let it.

    PRESCRIPTION FOR OVERCOMING HOLIDAY STRESS The Christmas season should bring us joy and warm our souls, but more often than not, it brings heartburn and stress, headache and depression. Holiday stress will make this most wonderful time of year a miserable mess, if you let it. In ...read more

  • How To Beat The Holiday Stress

    Contributed by Pat Damiani on Jan 4, 2010
     | 1,500 views

    How focusing on the incarnation can help us avoid the stress of the holiday season.

    This week I ran across a popular on-line Christmas card that probably summarizes the feelings of many people about the stress of the Christmas season. It read: Oh my gosh it’s almost here Santa and his Christmas cheer I still have so much to do Already I’m becoming unglued Scurrying about ...read more

  • Overcoming Christmas Stress

    Contributed by John Hamby on Dec 1, 2003
    based on 113 ratings
     | 6,786 views

    Four simple principles for overcoming Holiday stress taken from the story of Martha and Mary.

  • Practical Advice For Surviving The Season

    Contributed by Lynn Malone on Nov 22, 2015
     | 4,485 views

    The holiday season has become known for being harried and hurried, but this advice from Paul's letter to the church at Philippi will help us survive the season with our faith in tact.

    It’s here! Everyone gets excited as the holiday season approaches. We live in anticipation of the family, friends and memories, but by the time it’s all over, we’re pulling our hair out. Others of us, even before the season starts are already feeling like the woman who wrote ...read more

  • Stress On Earth, Humbug Toward Men

    Contributed by Richard Goble on Nov 29, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,255 views

    Holiday stress can be dealt with by keeping our minds focused on what is really important. Here we examine three biblical principles that will help us maintain that focus, and allow us to enjoy a truly stress-free celebration of the birth of Jesus Christ.

    Title: Stress On Earth, Humbug Toward Men Text: Luke 10:38-42 Experts tell us that while the Christmas holidays are an exciting time for worship and family, not all people have the same happy experiences. During this season some talk of having the blues, many experience more severe forms of ...read more

  • Advent 3 2016 Series

    Contributed by Stephen Belokur on Dec 14, 2016
     | 1,750 views

    What would Christmas be like if it was REALLY a celebration of Jesus birth, if He was the focus of all we said and did from rising in the morning until we went to bed? What would it be like? What impact would it have on our family and friends?

    Scripture Reading: Isaiah 9:6-7 “For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. “Of the increase of His ...read more

  • Unwrapping God's Peace Series

    Contributed by John Harvey on Dec 16, 2004
    based on 21 ratings
     | 1,121 views

    As the shepherds were told by the angels of the birth of Jesus, they had to make a decision to act on the information. We too must look for God in everyday events, know that God’s plan is for peace and then do what God tells us.

    “Unwrapping God’s Peace” 12/19/04 Intro: Only 5 shopping days left until Christmas! Are you finished? Do you have to face the crowds at the mall? How about the traffic? What parties do you still have left to buy a “white elephant” gift for? Sometimes it seems like Christmas will never get ...read more

  • The Good Part Of Christmas

    Contributed by Don Schultz on Dec 11, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 664 views

    How to deal with the stress of the holidays.

    Luke 10: 38-41 “The Good Part of Christmas” Are the Christmas holidays the most peaceful time of the year, a time when you finally get to experience some peace in your life – is that Christmas? “Sleep in heavenly peace,” goes the hymn. “Peace on earth,” the angels sang. “Christmas is my ...read more

  • A Mistletoe Message

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Dec 27, 2005
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,381 views

    Reconciliation is a choice we need to make if we’re serious about the message of Christmas.

    “A Mistletoe Message” Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts. Christmas Eve devotional During our “Hanging of the Greens” one of our deacons was wondering whether to place a large ribbon over the doorway leading upstairs. The concern was whether it might ...read more

  • A Baby Changes Everything Series

    Contributed by Jordan Muck on Nov 23, 2016
     | 3,293 views

    Christmas Series from Isaiah

    Series: Immanuel Week: One Passage: Isaiah 7:1-14 Title: A Baby Changes Everything Interesting Statement: Christmas is a busy time of year. The parking lots, stores and internet are full and busy with people on a hurried mission, dealing with the holiday stress. Introduction (1-13): The ...read more

  • Go, Tell It On The Mountain Series

    Contributed by Victor Yap on Nov 21, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 6,076 views

    Christmas

    GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAINS (LUKE 2:8-20) The two weekends before Christmas are the busiest days of the year for the mall and the stores, for ordering and mailing, and for dining and catering. In Southern California alone, more than 20 million cards and letters and 1.5 million packages are ...read more

  • Lasting Comfort

    Contributed by Kerry Haynes on Dec 10, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,122 views

    We all want comfort. And God offers it to us as he did to the exiled Israelites. We can take comfort that our sin has been paid in full, that God's word outlasts our problems, and that God is coming again. Forgiven, forever, for sure!

    Isaiah 40:1-11 Lasting Comfort Handel’s “Messiah” begins the first phrase of today’s passage: “‘Comfort ye, comfort ye my people,’ saith your God.” The theme of “comfort” sounds good, doesn’t it? Especially when you just can’t quite get comfortable. Bones ache, thoughts ruminate, neighbors ...read more

  • Dealing With Holiday Emotions

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Dec 13, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 2,925 views

    The myriad of emotions as Christmas create a time of stress, conflict, frustration, and dissatisfaction. How do we deal with these emotions?

    DEALING WITH HOLIDAY EMOTIONS LUKE 10:38-42 Introduction: Perhaps no other season lends itself to such a myriad of emotions as Christmas. The holidays can be a time of stress, conflict, frustration, and dissatisfaction causing emotions to intensify. Holiday Stress for many is all too real. ...read more

  • Mary And Martha

    Contributed by Wes Hamilton on Apr 11, 2007
    based on 53 ratings
     | 15,545 views

    The weeks between Thanksgiving and New Years Day have become a frantic, anxiety filled dash through the holidays. It all happens so fast that we hardly remember any of it!

    Mary and Martha Luke 10:38-42 Intro: A couple of weeks ago I was watching one of the morning news shows and the reporter began her segment with an urgent warning, There are only 65 more shopping days until Christmas! …and she wasn’t kidding. What was really sad was that it actually ...read more