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  • A Holiday Heart Series

    Contributed by Glenn Durham on Apr 9, 2008
    based on 15 ratings
     | 3,277 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
     | 5,758 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
     | 1,353 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

  • How To Handle Holiday Stress

    Contributed by Matthew Rogers on Dec 11, 2001
    based on 469 ratings
     | 86,175 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

  • "Merry Christmas" Or "Happy Holidays" Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Dec 19, 2007
    based on 29 ratings
     | 13,595 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

  • Prescription For Overcoming Holiday Stress

    Contributed by Jim Twamley on Mar 27, 2003
    based on 25 ratings
     | 2,134 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

  • Joy That Lasts Beyond The Holidays

    Contributed by Don Schultz on Nov 29, 2003
    based on 109 ratings
     | 2,228 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

  • When Honesty Takes A Holiday

    Contributed by Charles Clary on Jan 9, 2002
    based on 98 ratings
     | 5,266 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

  • Hints For A Hassle-Free Holiday

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Dec 5, 2001
    based on 54 ratings
     | 907 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

  • Making The Most Of The Holiday Opportunities

    Contributed by Brian La Croix on Dec 7, 2005
    based on 7 ratings
     | 816 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

  • "The Holiday Season Stress Factor”

    Contributed by David Yarbrough on Nov 19, 2001
    based on 77 ratings
     | 3,712 views

    Martha is a classic example of how we undertake projects for God with good intentions and blow them all out of proportion. Sometimes the things we set out to honor God with we end up dishonoring God with.

    “The Holiday Season Stress Factor” Luke 10:38-42 Intro: I was reading this past week an article titled, "Christmas Pressures." In it they gave these statistics. · 80% of the families interviewed (80 families in all) experienced stress at Christmas. · 83% of those interviewed experienced ...read more

  • Time To Pass The Gravy-Serving Others At The Holidays Series

    Contributed by Alan Perkins on Sep 13, 2001
    based on 15 ratings
     | 2,149 views

    Part of the Christmas Wonder PowerPak.

    How many of you have watched the television show, "Cheers"? For eleven seasons, from 1982 to 1993, Cheers was one of the highest-rated shows on television, and since 1993 its spinoff, Frasier, has also consistently been at the top of the ratings. What accounts for this popularity? Inspired writing, ...read more

  • I Pledge Allegiance

    Contributed by Truuke Ameigh on May 10, 2003
    based on 15 ratings
     | 972 views

    This is a childrens sermon for a patriotic holiday.

    Boys and girls, do you notice that there are two flags in our sanctuary today? One, I am certain is very familiar to you. What do the Stars and Stripes represent? (The United States) You probably already know that the stars stand for the 50 states and the stripes stand for the original 13 ...read more

  • Be Thankful

    Contributed by Wayne Burnett on Nov 12, 2001
    based on 123 ratings
     | 7,844 views

    A MESSAGE FOR THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY SEASON

    BE THANKFUL PSALM 79:13 I. HISTORY OF THANKSGIVING A. Puritans celebrated thanksgiving for the first time in 1621 with a group of Indians for freedom from the government run Church of England B. Since then it became a day to give thanks to God for his blessings C. Today Thanksgiving has ...read more

  • Attitude Of Gratitude Series

    Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Oct 23, 2008
    based on 11 ratings
     | 7,479 views

    If any people in America should be thankful to God and grateful for His goodness, it ought to be Christians, who are able to meet freely and fellowship together as Body of Christ.

    Turn your Bibles to 1 Thessalonians 5:16 - 18 Title: Attitude of Gratitude Theme: Expression of Biblical Gratitude Series: Full Measure of Thanksgiving Long ago there was as a great British poet. He was a famous writer, whose ...read more