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  • The Holy Innocents

    Contributed by Kristopher Morris on Dec 26, 2003
    based on 38 ratings
     | 5,036 views

    This soon after celebrating Christmas we read the account of Herod’s slaughter of Bethlehem’s baby boys. What does this tragic story mean for us today?

    The Holy Innocents Matthew 2: 1-18 December 28, 2003 Two weeks ago on my drive to church, the radio broadcast some spectacular news. I had to double check the dial to make sure this wasn’t some early morning comedian telling a joke. Nope, it was NPR, and yes it seemed what they were ...read more

  • The Holy Innocents

    Contributed by William Mouser on Jan 10, 2006
    based on 14 ratings
     | 17,785 views

    This jarring episode is just as much a part of the Christmas season as the manger scene. Though grim, the fate of the Innocents shows us how and why we share the hope they had in Christ’s second advent

    Psalm 124, Jeremiah 3:15-17, Revelation 21:1-7, Matthew 2:13-18 The Holy Innocents The Gospel lesson that is read today is actually from the lectionary for the Feast of the Holy Innocents, which in the liturgical calendar is celebrated on December 28 – four days ago. The Book of Common Prayer ...read more

  • Delivered To Deliver Others

    Contributed by Maurice Schaus on Dec 27, 2003
    based on 33 ratings
     | 2,638 views

    Do we get caught up in the festivities of the Christmas season, or do we hear God’s call to discipleship? This Sermon is for the observation of the Holy Innocents, December 28.

    Delivered to Deliver Others! Well, here we are, on the other side of Christmas. The gifts are opened, the parties are over, and the meals and cookies are consumed. Perhaps even some of the gifts have been returned. I haven’t yet seen my first Christmas tree on the curb, but I’m sure it can’t be ...read more

  • Does Evil Come From God, Or From Us?

    Contributed by Matthew Oliver on Jan 10, 2002
    based on 28 ratings
     | 2,538 views

    The death of the innocent children in Bethlehem tells us much about evil in the world, and what we can offer the non-believers.

    The Holy Innocents (The Eve of) Does Evil come from God, or from Us? Preached at Saint John the Evangelist, Cold Lake Octave of Epiphany, Evening Prayer, 10 January 2002 Matthew 2:13-18, Revelation 21:1-7 Collect: Almighty God, our heavenly Father, whose children suffered at the ...read more

  • The Perfect One

    Contributed by Wesley Bishop on Mar 15, 2004
    based on 133 ratings
     | 19,963 views

    This sermon is about Christ being the perfect sacrifice for our sins.

    I have a confession to make. It’s not easy for me to say this. This is difficult for me to admit. But, I used to watch professional wrestling. I know, I know, that’s hard to believe. That was back in the days when Hulk Hogan was in his prime. It was cool to watch professional wrestling. ...read more

  • The Great High Priest

    Contributed by Lee Henry on Aug 13, 2006
    based on 16 ratings
     | 2,859 views

    The Christian’s High Priest is better than the high priest under the Law of Moses because he is both God and Human so that we can draw near to the throne of Grace with confidence for help in time of need.

    The Great High Priest Heb. 4:14-16 The theme of the book of Hebrews can be phrased in one word . . . BETTER. The book is one comparison after another of Christ and the things the Jews revered. For instance, in 1:4-7, Jesus is declared to be better than the angels. In 3:1-6, Jesus as a son ...read more

  • Stand Firm In The Faith

    Contributed by Timm Meyer on Dec 7, 2005
    based on 23 ratings
     | 4,897 views

    Advent 1(C) - Believers stand firm in the faith whenever they are growing in joyful faith and whenever they are growing in Christ’s love.

    1 THESSALONIANS 3:8-13 - ADVENT 1 - November 27, 2005 (Outline) INTRO: A new church year begins this morning with the season of Advent. For Christians this is a very special time for us to prepare for the coming birth of Jesus in Bethlehem. We also prepare for the second coming of Jesus as ...read more

  • The Melchizedek Priesthood

    Contributed by John Stevenson on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 224 ratings
     | 27,356 views

    And Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; now he was a priest of God Most High. A

    And Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; now he was a priest of God Most High. And he blessed him and said, "Blessed be Abram of God Most High, possessor of heaven and earth; 20 and blessed be God Most High, who has delivered your enemies into your hand." And he gave him a tenth ...read more

  • "If You Have Heard Him" Series

    Contributed by Clark Tanner on Jul 27, 2003
    based on 50 ratings
     | 7,513 views

    We need a renewed mind to see ourselves as newly created in the likeness of God, then put on the new man daily. (# 18 in the Unfathomable Love of Christ series)

    “But you did not learn Christ in this way, if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught in Him, just as truth is in Jesus, that, in reference to your former manner of life, you lay aside the old self, which is being corrupted in accordance with the lusts of deceit, and that you be renewed in ...read more

  • The Journey Of Faith

    Contributed by Daryl Bahn on Jul 7, 2001
    based on 98 ratings
     | 3,532 views

    Christ frees us from the bondage of the Law to live for him.

    The Journey of Faith Galatians 3:23-29 THE JOURNEY OF FAITH (Galatians 3:23-29) Introduction: The Fourth of July which we celebrated this past week is a reminder of how precious our national freedoms are. They must always be protected from those who would take them away, as well as from those ...read more

  • Making Good Out Of Evil

    Contributed by Eloy Gonzalez on Feb 6, 2003
    based on 49 ratings
     | 2,369 views

    Epiphany 5: The evil one attempts to drive a wedge between the believer and God. But God, through the Cross and Resurrection, triumphs over all the wiles of the enemy.

    By showing us what happened in the life of Job, God shares amazing insights that allow us to understand life just a little bit better. Having the book of Job is a little bit like having the playbook of the opposing team. We see the strategy of the enemy – satan – that old accuser. The playbook ...read more

  • Jesus On The Law

    Contributed by Jeffery Anselmi on Feb 26, 2002
    based on 34 ratings
     | 918 views

    How does the Old Testament Law affect New Testament beliver’s?

    INTRODUCTION If you have read your Old Testament, have you ever wondered how it fits in to our faith? Have you ever wondered why we do not observe the feasts and ceremonies that were celebrated in the Old Testament? How does the Old Testament fit in for the Christian? Are we still under the ...read more

  • Blood, Sweat, And Tears

    Contributed by Chris Smith on Jul 22, 2003
    based on 30 ratings
     | 2,466 views

    If Abel’s sacrifice was simply offering God his best, then Jesus Christ died for nothing except as a good example. Then we must agree with the world in saying that there are many sincere ways to God. Many people are sincere, but are sincerely wrong

    Why must it be only through the Blood that we can be saved? Genesis 4:1-12 We are told today that mankind is naturally good at heart. What we need to fix is the environment; through our social policies, our education, and our laws. The Bible clearly tells us this is not the ...read more

  • What A Difference One Little Baby Has Made

    Contributed by James May on Dec 22, 2013
    based on 4 ratings
     | 4,181 views

    The coming of Jesus in that manger in Bethlehem didn't just bring peace and joy for those who would follow him. He brought a great sword, a dividing factor that sitll manifests its presence in our world every single day.

    What a Difference One Little Baby Has Made Christmas Message – 2014 By Rev. James May Let us begin this morning by reading just three verses in the Gospel of Matthew. In these verses we are given the first glimpse of what kind of difference the birth of a baby boy, in a manger in an ...read more

  • Psalm 23 Part Ii Series

    Contributed by Ewen Huffman on Aug 23, 2002
    based on 23 ratings
     | 2,100 views

    The Valley of the shadow

    Psalm 23 part II. Sun 25 Aug 2002 am A Modern Version of the 23rd Psalm by a Japanese writer The Lord is my Pacesetter - I shall not rush. He makes me stop for quiet intervals, He provides me with images of stillness which restore my serenity, He leads me in ways of efficiency through ...read more