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  • A Holiday Heart Series

    Contributed by Glenn Durham on Apr 9, 2008
    based on 15 ratings
     | 3,330 views

    God’s people are to marked by thankful hearts and lives.

    Scripture Introduction I discovered “Holiday Heart Syndrome” from the electro-cardiologist who was a member of our church. Over the holidays, people often eat and drink more than usual. The sudden excess can cause an otherwise healthy heart to develop an abnormal rhythm, a fast and ineffective ...read more

  • Holiday Attitudes

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Dec 9, 2002
    based on 290 ratings
     | 5,837 views

    The parable of the good Samaritan reveals different holiday attitudes.

    INTRO.- ILL.- An angry lady went into a grocery store and told a clerk that she wanted a half-head of lettuce and she wanted it right now. "Get going!" she screamed at the clerk. "But lady," said the clerk, "we don’t have half heads of lettuce." "Young man," she shrieked, "get a knife and cut ...read more

  • Holiday Attitudes

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Dec 3, 2003
    based on 132 ratings
     | 1,404 views

    The story of the Good Samaritan gives us three different holiday attitudes.

    INTRO.- ILL.- An angry lady went into a grocery store and told a clerk that she wanted a half-head of lettuce and she wanted it right now. "Get going!" she screamed at the clerk. "But lady," said the clerk, "we don’t have half heads of lettuce." "Young man," she shrieked, "get a knife and cut ...read more

  • The Hurt Of The Holiday

    Contributed by Chris Johnson on Oct 27, 2003
    based on 14 ratings
     | 1,401 views

    Although Mother’s Day can and should be a joyful celebration, it can for many be a time of great pain.

    When we think of holidays like Mother’s Day, we generally think of happy, festive occasions. A day like this produces warm, joyful, and sentimental feelings. But for others there is another aspect to these occasions for some that we don’t often think of: Pain. For many these days can bring ...read more

  • The Holiday Season

    Contributed by Lance Bergfield on Dec 29, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,645 views

    Examining ourselves to see if Christ is really the reason we celebrate.

    The holiday season Romans 12:2 2And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God. One of the biggest obstacles faced by the Christian today is the constant pulling and ...read more

  • Jesus Is Not A Holiday

    Contributed by Charles Wallis on Dec 29, 2007
    based on 1 rating
     | 975 views

    Some people get excited about Jesus at Christmas or other special occasions, but He is much more than a holiday.

    Jesus is Not A Holiday December 27, 2007 (For Better or Worse: I died at church!) 1 Cor. 11:17 (NLT) But now when I mention this next issue, I cannot praise you. For it sounds as if more harm than good is done when you meet together. Do you think it is possible that church can do more harm ...read more

  • "Merry Christmas" Or "Happy Holidays" Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Dec 19, 2007
    based on 29 ratings
     | 13,744 views

    Uses a video "Feliz Navitoss" as a springboard to talk about why the term "Christmas" upsets some folks.

    OPEN: “Feliz Navitoss” (a video from Focus on the Family talking about "tossing" advertising and catalogues from companies that don’t want to mention Christmas. It can be seen at http://www.citizenlink.org/content/A000005834.cfm) APPLY: It’s become something of an annual cultural battle – ...read more

  • How To Handle Holiday Stress

    Contributed by Matthew Rogers on Dec 11, 2001
    based on 469 ratings
     | 86,432 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.

    December 6, 1998 INTRODUCTION A little boy and a little girl were singing their favorite Christmas carol in church the Sunday before Christmas. The boy concluded “Silent Night” with the words, “sleep in heavenly beans.” His sister elbowed him, and said, “No. Not beans, peas!” The way ...read more

  • Prescription For Overcoming Holiday Stress

    Contributed by Jim Twamley on Mar 27, 2003
    based on 25 ratings
     | 2,171 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

  • Hints For A Hassle-Free Holiday

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Dec 5, 2001
    based on 54 ratings
     | 933 views

    Tips to keep the holidays from becoming a drag!

    Hints for a Hassle-free Holiday Various Scriptures Introduction Well, here we are. The advent season is on us, and it’ll be Christmas before we know it. You wouldn’t know it by the weather, but it’s true nonetheless. And while for some people, the Christmas season brings joy and ...read more

  • When Honesty Takes A Holiday

    Contributed by Charles Clary on Jan 9, 2002
    based on 98 ratings
     | 5,308 views

    Someone has said, "Honesty is the best policy." This sermon will show that honesty is the only policy.

    Recently, a story broke in the media concerning George O’Leary, who had just been appointed as the new football coach at the University of Notre Dame. Some untrue statements were found in his resume that forced him to resign his new position. What a tragedy! The old-fashioned virtues of honesty ...read more

  • Joy That Lasts Beyond The Holidays

    Contributed by Don Schultz on Nov 29, 2003
    based on 109 ratings
     | 2,264 views

    Most people throw out their Christmas joy with the wrapping paper and the tree. Where does one find Christmas joy that lasts?

    Luke 2:8-20 JOY THAT LASTS BEYOND THE HOLIDAYS Luke 2:8-20 CHRISTMAS JOY THAT LASTS BEYOND THE HOLIDAYS There once was a small group of people – separate from the rest of the world. While the rest of the world was gathering together with family and friends, having a good time, eating and ...read more

  • Making The Most Of The Holiday Opportunities

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Dec 7, 2005
    based on 7 ratings
     | 868 views

    A message to encourage followers of Jesus to live beyond the glitter and live like "Christmas" all year long.

    Making the Most of the Holiday Opportunities Ephesians 5:15-20 November 27, 2005 Introduction Well, here we are, now "officially" into the Christmas season. Although judging by what I’ve seen in the stores, I’d have guessed that the season actually began just after Labor Day. Pictures ...read more

  • Making Holidays, Holy Days

    Contributed by Brian Matherlee on Oct 6, 2006
    based on 4 ratings
     | 2,054 views

    4 principles that can make holidays something special.

    MAKING HOLIDAYS, HOLY DAYS November 20, 2005 Pastor Brian Matherlee Matthew 25:31-46 Video Introduction, “Be Thankful” from Sermonspice Video scene is set in a kitchen where people come and go by themselves and we hear their thoughts. Each one is complaining about something someone has done ...read more

  • Heating Up The Holiday Season

    Contributed by Steve Shepherd on Dec 19, 2001
    based on 40 ratings
     | 1,241 views

    There are things we can do to heat up or spruce up our Christmas holiday season.

    HEATING UP THE HOLIDAY SEASON INTRO.- Lights, camera, action. These words could well characterize this time of the year. It’s a time for bright lights, cameras (picture-taking), and action. Lots of action. Lots of coming and going. What’s your favorite thing to do this time of the year? DO ...read more