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  • Born To Be A Messiah Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Dec 23, 2012
    based on 64 ratings

    Some people regard Jesus to be like Santa Claus - He’s just a little further up the food chain. But as our Messiah, Jesus came to offer far more than a jolly elf. What is it that Jesus as Messiah offers that this world can not equal?

    It was the day after Christmas at a church in San Francisco. The preacher, was looking at the nativity outside when he noticed the baby Jesus was missing. Immediately, he turned towards the church to call the police. But as he was about to do so, he saw little Jimmy with a red wagon, and in the more

  • Why Christmas Happened Series

    Contributed by Todd Leupold on Apr 28, 2010
    based on 6 ratings

    Did it really HAVE to happen that way? Christmas is jolly, but would it really make a difference if we remembered it or not? Christmas is nice and cute, but isn't Easter the Holy Day that really matters? After all, everybody knows two of the four Gosp

  • 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?"

  • Why Has This Happened To Me?

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Dec 19, 2012
    based on 1 rating

    sermon for the 4th Sunday in Advent, Year C, 2012

    Luke 1: 39 – 45 / Why Has This Happened To Me? Intro: Have a holly, jolly Christmas; it's the best time of the year. I don't know if there'll be snow, but have a cup of cheer. Have a holly, jolly Christmas; and when you walk down the street say Hello to friends you know and everyone you more

  • Good News! Series

    Contributed by Paul Decker on Jan 2, 2004
    based on 43 ratings

    Get the good news! (A meditation for Christmas Eve)

    GOOD NEWS! Luke 2:10-11 S: Shepherds and Good News Th: Courage at Christmas Pr: GET THE GOOD NEWS! ?: What? What is the good news? KW: Descriptions TS: We will find in our study of Luke 2:10-11 three descriptions of the good news. The _____ description is the good news more

  • The Nativity Set:: Joseph And Mary Series

    Contributed by Scott Nichols on Dec 5, 2011

    Is has always been hard to get to Bethlehem for Christmas.

    A Charlie Brown Christmas opens with Charlie Brown talking to his best friend Linus. "I think there must be something wrong with me, Linus. Christmas is coming, but I'm not happy. I don't feel the way I'm supposed to feel. I just don't understand Christmas. I guess I like getting presents, sending more

  • Don’t Turn Aside

    Contributed by Rick Boyne on Mar 21, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    Be faithful to God to the end, for God will be faithful to you.

    Don’t Turn Aside March 20, 2011 Evening Service Immanuel Baptist Church, Wagoner, OK Rick Boyne Message Point: Be faithful to God to the end, for God will be faithful to you. Focus Passage: I Samuel 12:19-25 Supplemental Passage: Not that I have already obtained it or have already more

  • 'tis The Season

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Nov 29, 2003
    based on 16 ratings

    The shallow adulation and transitory merriment that the people showed toward John the Baptist is echoed toward Christ in the world’s celebration during what is known as advent or the Christmas season.

    ‘TIS THE SEASON JOHN 5:35 I. The Season of John the Baptist A. The Ministry of John the Baptist 1. He was a burning and a shining light 2. Several words can be used for light a. Luchnos – a portable lamp or luminary. b. phōs – light, source of luminousness 3. A light shining in the more

  • Christmas In Newtown

    Contributed by Rick Pendleton on Dec 17, 2012
    based on 1 rating

    What message can Christmas have for those who are going through their own private hell... like those in Newtown, Conn?

    Christmas in Newtown Luke 2:8-14 Jingle Bells, Jingle Bells, Jingle all the way In the early hours of Friday morning, Adam Lanza shot and killed his mother. I’m Dreaming of a white Christmas… During the first period classes at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a gunman more

  • A King's Feast

    Contributed by Greg Yount on Nov 21, 2001
    based on 26 ratings

    An exposition on the feast of King Belshazzar - as an illustration comparing the world’s ways to God’s Ways.

    The King’s Feast Daniel 5:1-6; 26-31 Introduction: St. Patrick’s Day was yesterday. The TV was loaded with broadcasts about the festivities in Savannah. There were parties, feasts, and more people than you can imagine. The crowds were thick. Interviews were jolly, but one quote was more

  • The Return Of Christ

    Contributed by Kemuel Travis on Feb 5, 2006
    based on 10 ratings

    To show that Christ is returning soon and we must make sure we are personally ready to meet Him as well as our friends and family.

    Every year on Thanksgiving morning in New York City there is a tradition that thrills young and old alike. Early in the morning, warm or cold, rain or shine, thousands line the city streets trying to get the best spots. They wait for hours, which seem like an eternity to more

  • It Isn't Fair Lord

    Contributed by Joseph Neil Adams on Jan 3, 2008

    A meditation in 2 parts - a Christian complaining about how awful Christmas has become, & God’s response. I included the Christmas story from Luke in the service.

    A CHRISTIAN AT PRAYER Lord it just isn’t fair the way they treat us at Christmas time. We’d worked hard to put on the specials this year. Harder than ever perhaps. Did they come – did they heckers like. And the crowds down in town this year seemed bigger too Lord. From the moment they more

  • Divine Restoration

    Contributed by Enarenren Jolly Erhunwmunse on Aug 16, 2008
    based on 53 ratings

    There are some situation that cannot change unless God by Himself intervene. When men have tried but no solution,than there is a need for divine restoration for...

    DIVINE RESTORATION 2 Samuel 9:1-7 "David asked, "Is there anyone still left of the house of Saul to whom I can show kindness for Jonathan’s sake?" 2 Now there was a servant of Saul’s household named Ziba. They called him to appear before David, and the king said to him, "Are you Ziba?" "Your more

  • Good Enough For Christmas

    Contributed by Bradley Boydston on Dec 23, 2003
    based on 60 ratings

    This is an original parable for a Christmas Eve service.

    God works in mysterious ways. And some of us figure this out earlier than others. For Carter the lights started to come on along about the first week in November. He was wandering through the aisles at the Mega-Mart looking for his mother. She had left him in the toy department while she went more

  • You Change Your Mind Like A Girl Changes Clothes

    Contributed by Fr Mund Cargill Thompson on Dec 22, 2014

    Meatanoia - what it means to "change our mind"

    “John the Baptiser appeared in the Wilderness, announcing a baptism for repentance of sins” Do any of you have one of those relatives you get a bit embarrassed about inviting over for Christmas Dinner. You “love them dearly” because they are related to you, but more