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  • Joseph: A Christmas Sermon

    Contributed by Scott Bayles on Dec 18, 2003
    based on 172 ratings

    Joseph played an important role in the birth of Jesus. We can learn three lessons from him in: Righteousness, Redemption, and Ready Obedience.

    Joseph Scott R Bayles, preacher This time of year is always special to many people. Families all have their different traditions: decorating the Christmas tree, hanging stockings, traveling to visit family and friends. Many people enjoy driving around the neighborhood, looking at the twinkling more

  • "Let's Keep Joseph In Christmas"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Dec 13, 2013
    based on 1 rating

    A sermon about the Law of Love.

    Sermon Series: "Christmas: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly" "Let's Keep Joseph in Christmas" Matthew 1:18-25; 2:13-15, 19-23 Some of us may have been blessed or be blessed to have a father like Joseph. Others of us may be blessed to know men like him. If you knew Joseph, you more

  • The Divorce That Never Happened Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Dec 5, 2016
    based on 1 rating

    When you are under duress and your heart is broken, Joseph proves it is possible to trust God and act wisely in those circumstances.

    The Divorce That Never Happened Christmas “Thwarted Plans” Series (Matthew 1:18-25) 1. The Christmas season is upon us, so why not start the sermon with a few Christmas jokes? 2. A lady was picking through the frozen turkeys at the grocery store, but couldn't find one big more

  • "It Will Be Okay"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Dec 15, 2016

    A sermon about trusting in God.

    “It’s going to be Okay” Matthew 1:18-25 How is your life going so far? Is it turning out as you had planned? What about your career? Is it everything you had hoped for and more? How about your marriage? Or your kids? How is your family more

  • Participating In Christmas Series

    Contributed by Alan Tison on Feb 20, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    It is not enough to simply enjoy christmas it is important that we participate in Christmas as well. this message focuses on Joseph and the Christmas narrative

    INTRODUCTION, A man in Phoenix called his son in New York on Christmas Eve and says, “I hate to ruin your day, but I have to tell you that your mother and I are divorcing; 45 years of misery is enough – I cannot take it any more!” The startled son replies, “Pop what are you talking about, you and more

  • Joseph's Story

    Contributed by Kerry Haynes on Dec 18, 2016
    based on 1 rating

    The Christmas story from Joseph's perspective. What was it like to sacrifice all that he had known in his pursuit of righteousness to take on scandal, scorn, and shame? Perhaps we are called like Joseph to follow God no matter what the cost.

    Matthew 1:18-25 Joseph’s Story My mother and father raised me to be a good man, a just man, a righteous man. I loved God and followed his law to the utmost. I memorized scripture. I studied Torah at synagogue. I sought to treat people honorably. As I grew up, my dad taught me how to be a more

  • We Have Much To Learn From Joseph And How He Obeyed God.

    Contributed by Gordon Mcculloch on Dec 18, 2016
    based on 1 rating

    Joseph was human, more human than we believe; he was the same as us. He had his own share of problems that we can relate to, problems relating to a tight knit community that was quick to condemn. Could we to overcome such difficulties.

    This sermon was delivered at Holy Trinity, Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland on Sunday the 18th December 2016; Holy Trinity is a Scottish Episcopal Church in the Dioceses of Glasgow and Dumfries. The readings for today are: Isaiah 7:10-16 Psalm 80:1-7, 16-18 Romans 1:1-7 Matthew more

  • Surprise - Nothing Is Impossible With God

    Contributed by Eloy Gonzalez on Dec 21, 2002
    based on 39 ratings

    Fourth Sunday in Advent: God’s surprising announcement to Mary - why it is our surprise too. Nothing is impossible with God.

    Surprises come in all shapes and sizes. Four birthdays ago, I thought that I was going to have a quiet dinner with Sofi and a couple of friends. It had been a tough several weeks. I was turning over the office where I worked because we were moving to San Antonio. At home – chaos – furniture all more

  • Christmas Through The Eye Of Joseph

    Contributed by Fran Van Hoven on Jul 3, 2007
    based on 1 rating

    The love Mary & Joseph had for each other, coupled with the love they had for God, culminates in one of the greatest love stories ever told - the story of Christmas.

    Christmas: From Joseph’s Eyes I’ve watched the Jerry Springer Show a few times. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a Jerry Springer junkie, but the few times I have seen the show has given me a pretty good idea of how that program operates. You bring people onto the show with really messed up more

  • Believing The Impossible

    Contributed by Don Schultz on Nov 24, 2004
    based on 114 ratings

    Joseph was asked to believe the impossible. This Christmas, we are asked to do the same.

    Matthew 1:18-25 Believing the Impossible (communion this Sunday) Is it good or bad to be skeptical? Sometimes, it’s good, isn’t it? When you receive an email from someone you don’t know, and that someone says to you that they want to help you, but they need some information. If you could more

  • Believing The Best In Others Series

    Contributed by Bob Briggs on Dec 4, 2002
    based on 91 ratings

    We often overlook the life of Joseph in the birth story of Jesus and in doing so miss valuable life lessons

    Believing the Best in Others Each year we hear the Christmas story, how Jesus was born of a virgin, in a stable, in Bethlehem during the time of a Roman census. In the midst of our celebration we have images of Mary and baby Jesus while we push to the back Mary’s husband Joseph. Not more

  • "Christmas Is Not Your Birthday: Expect A Miracle" Series

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Nov 28, 2011
    based on 14 ratings

    A sermon for Advent.

    Luke 1:26-38 Isaiah 7:14 “Christmas Is Not Your Birthday: Expect a Miracle” (based on Mike Slaughter's Book "Christmas Is Not Your Birthday) What do you suppose God looks like? Artists have given a shot at attempting to give us a physical picture of God in countless more

  • How To Be Useful For God

    Contributed by Randy Hamel on Dec 20, 2007
    based on 3 ratings

    This message looks at the life of Joseph, step-father of Jesus. It shows how he heard from the angel and adjusted his life when God spoke.

    How to be useful for God (Matthew 1:18-25) December 23, 2007 Have you ever been in a real spiritual predicament? You’re caught between a rock and a hard place? Did you come to a crisis of belief? Did you wait to hear from God? Did you seek spiritual counsel before you took action? Or did more

  • Let Jesus Come Into Your Heart Series

    Contributed by David Rigg on Dec 1, 2007
    based on 9 ratings

    Here’s a Christmas sermon to help us all prepare properly for Christmas.

    Let Jesus Come Into Your Heart Luke 2:1-7 [1] And it came to pass in those days that a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. [2] This census first took place while Quirinius was governing Syria. [3] So all went to be registered, everyone to his own more

  • Words Of Christmas

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Feb 14, 2001
    based on 104 ratings

    What do you think about when you think of Christmas? What words pop into your mind? Home? Family? Gifts? Crowds? Jesus? Food? Santa Claus? All of these, & more, I imagine! (PowerPoints available - #195)

    MELVIN M. NEWLAND, MINISTER RIDGE CHAPEL, KANSAS, OK (Revised: 2014) (PowerPoints used with this message are available for free. Just email me at and request #195.) Why does Christmas seem to be so much more important than all the other holidays of the year? Why is more