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  • Holy Day Inn Keeper Series

    Contributed by Bradley Boydston on Dec 8, 2001
    based on 47 ratings

    Christmas Eve parable/sermon featuring the first ever Christmas letter written by an ancient inn keeper, and recently rediscovered in the Stockholm University Library archives.

    "She wrapped him snugly in strips of cloth and laid him in a manger because there was no room in the village inn." (Luke 2:7, NLT)" Over the years various traditions have developed around the innkeeper and we’ve imagined quite a bit about him. Often we’ve thought of him as a more

  • "Examining Christmas Traditions"

    Contributed by Ray Scott on Dec 2, 2003
    based on 280 ratings

    This is an informal Wednesday Night Bible Study, examining why we celebrate Christmas on December 25th, what year Jesus was really born, what the Inn was like, and who the Wise Men were.

    “Examining Christmas Traditions” (A Wednesday Night Bible Study) INTRODUCTION: TONIGHT, I want us to informally take a closer look at just a few of the Christmas traditions. I. WHEN WAS JESUS BORN? A. The Year Throughout history, calendars have been dated according to important more

  • Happy Birthday Jesus Series

    Contributed by Ken Mckinley on Dec 26, 2009
    based on 8 ratings

    The third is a Christmas sermon series

    Happy Birthday Jesus Text: Luke 2:1-7 By: Ken McKinley (Read Text) God’s eternal plan for redemption was perfectly laid out. When you look at the details you can’t help but be in awe of that fact. God planned redemption from the foundation of the world. Sending Jesus into the world was not more

  • Come Let Us Adore Him Series

    Contributed by on Dec 14, 2007
    based on 10 ratings

    The old Christmas Carol declares, “O come all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant, o come ye, o come ye, to Bethlehem.” Christmas is about welcoming Christ, worshipping Christ, and witnessing for Christ.

    COME LET US ADORE HIM: THE WELCOME, WITNESS AND WORSHIP OF CHRISTMAS OPENING TEXT: “For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah more

  • Rediscovering The Joy Of Christmas Series

    Contributed by on Dec 19, 2009
    based on 19 ratings

    Christmas declares, “Joy to the world, the Lord has come.” God’s desire is that we would experience the good tidings of great joy proclaimed by the angels 2,000 years ago.

    REDISCOVERING THE JOY OF CHRISTMAS OPENING THOUGHT: Christmas… is it really the most wonderful time of the year? • Many people find this season stressful and depressing! ILLUSTRATION: Typical of last minute Christmas shoppers, a mother was running furiously from store to store. Suddenly more

  • The Four Dreams Of Joseph, Mary's Husband

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Jan 5, 2008
    based on 7 ratings

    What characteristics did Joseph have that allowed God to entrust him with the upbringing of the Incarnate Son of God and what is the significance of his four dreams?

    KB-GD 06-01-08 Joseph – a righteous man who obeyed God Story: It was the night before Christmas – and the local primary school were putting on the Nativity Play. Everyone was excited and happy - except one little boy who had wanted to play the part of Joseph - but had, instead, been more

  • The People Who Missed Christmas

    Contributed by Greg Warren on Dec 13, 2003
    based on 39 ratings

    Discusses the Biblical people who missed the miracle of the first Christmas and applies these principles to how people miss Christmas’ true maning today. Illustrations from Sermon Central contributers are incorporated.

    Have you ever missed a great opportunity? The story is told of a small resort area along the east coast that was having an open town meeting concerning some financial problems they were facing. Among the two dozen or so people was one man no one seemed to know who was apparently visiting the more

  • God With Us: God’s Awesome Presence!

    Contributed by Jofrey Bustamante on Dec 23, 2009
    based on 11 ratings

    The awesome presence of God in the person of Jesus Christ outstands all human presence in your Christmas celebrations!

    Introduction: A Sunday School was putting on a Christmas pageant which included the story of Mary and Joseph coming to the inn. One boy wanted so very much to be Joseph, but when the parts were handed out, a boy he didn’t like was given that part, and he was assigned to be the inn-keeper more

  • The Street Sweeper

    Contributed by Tim Zingale on Apr 3, 2001
    based on 162 ratings

    A Palm/Passion Sunday Sermon

    Palm Sunday Luke 19: 28-40 Luke 22:14-23:56 The Street Sweeper "What a mess!! I come to work on Monday morning and what do I have? A messy street. I wonder what happened? I see palm branches thrown all over, even some clothes. What a mess!! Who could have done such a thing, and why? I did not more

  • A Blue Christmas Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Dec 13, 2009
    based on 65 ratings

    What happens when Christmas doesn’t go according to plan? How do we handle it when circumstances rob us of the joy of the season? How do we respond to a "blue Christmas?"

    OPEN: John Simmons tells about a grade school class that was putting on a Christmas play which included the story of Mary and Joseph coming to the inn. In that class was one little boy who wanted so very much to be Joseph. But when the parts were handed out, his biggest rival was given that part, more

  • Joseph’s Christmas Story

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Jan 5, 2001
    based on 107 ratings

    There are 4 parts to the story, & in each of these parts you will see how much Joseph loved Mary. (Powerpoints available - #100)

    MELVIN M. NEWLAND, MINISTER RIDGE CHAPEL, KANSAS, OK (Revised: 2013) (Powerpoints used with this message are available at no charge - just email me at and request #100.) If you were going to make a list of the great loving couples of history, who more

  • People Who Missed Christmas

    Contributed by Paul Dehaan on Feb 21, 2006
    based on 5 ratings

    People missing the meaning the true meaning of Christmas.

    “People Who Missed Christmas” YOU KNOW CHRISTMAS IS ALMOST HERE WHEN: There are more pine needles on your carpet than on your tree. The credit card is smoked along with the turkey and ham.. It’s A Wonderful Life has been shown for the 13th time. A trip to the mall and back is more more

  • Christmas Is Coming To Town!

    Contributed by Jofrey Bustamante on Dec 9, 2009
    based on 5 ratings

    Preparations necessary for Christmas celebrations.

    Introduction: A pastor received a Christmas card with a note in it, from a lady in his congregation. He said she was very complimentary about his preaching and compared him with Chuck Swindoll. She finished by writing, "I think you are one of the really great preachers of all time." Later that more

  • The Gift That Jesus Gave

    Contributed by Chris Talton on Dec 19, 2003
    based on 46 ratings

    Though Jesus gave trouble to his disciples, He gave them some other things to get them through the trouble. He wanted the trouble to accomplish some things in them.

    Dec. 14, 2003 John 15:26-16:4, 32-33 “The gift that Jesus gave” INTRODUCTION Did you know that there are a multitude of ways to get yourself into trouble at Christmas? Buying the wrong gift can get you into trouble. Maybe you heard about the guy that bought his wife a more

  • The Word Became Flesh

    Contributed by Todd Hudnall on Dec 17, 2002
    based on 288 ratings

    An expository message on the glory of the incarnation with direct application to everyday life.

    Introduction One of the biggest hit singles of the 1990’s was a song by Joan Osborne called “One of Us.” The song earned 7 Grammy Award nominations. It’s a song of spiritual questioning and about conceiving of God in a modern age. The chorus says, “What if God was one of us? Just a slob like more