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  • Reasons For Joy This Christmas

    Contributed by Andrew Chan on May 25, 2001
    based on 90 ratings

    There a 3 reasons for joy during Christmas that we can remember: Family, Government and Descent.

    Reasons for joy this Christmas by Andrew Chan, Senior Pastor, PBC, Vancouver, BC We want joy, don’t we? Look around, are we not as humans reaching, looking, for it. The Vancouver Grizzlies and their fans are looking for the joy of victory. But alas... Why there is even a dish washing ...read more

  • Good News Of Great Joy Series

    Contributed by Travis Moore on Jan 17, 2001
    based on 125 ratings

    The Joy of Christmas

    GOOD NEWS OF GREAT JOY Luke 2:1-52 Introduction: A BIBLICAL VIEW OF JOY A. Psalm 16:11 - "In Your presence is fullness of JOY..." B. Psalm 51:12 - "Restore to me the JOY of your salvation" C. Jeremiah 15:16 - "Your Words ..were my JOY and my heart’s delight" D. Luke 15:7 - "There is ...read more

  • Christmas: From Mary's Eyes

    Contributed by Edward Frey on Dec 19, 2001
    based on 36 ratings

    Just like Mary, we can treasure up the wonder and joy of Christmas in our hearts.

    Every year at Christmastime we hear people tell us what the holiday means to them. For some people Christmas is a time for opening gifts, eating cookies, visiting with families and friends. For others it’s a time of hectic schedules and endless “to do” lists. And then there are those who simply ...read more

  • Do You Hear What He Heard?

    Contributed by Jason Zahn on Dec 27, 2001
    based on 27 ratings

    The truth about the meaning and joy of Christmas rings out loud and clear in Paul’s opening remarks to the Roman Christians.

    It brought an out of control party animal named Augustine to faith in Christ, and Augustine went on to become one of the most prolific and influential Christian thinkers of his generation. It sparked the Reformation, as a monk named Martin Luther discovered in it that the righteousness God ...read more

  • It Will Be Worth It All

    Contributed by Alan Perkins on Dec 22, 2002
    based on 71 ratings

    The joy of Christmas morning fades, but the joy of Christ’s second Advent will never diminish.

    This week, I read an article in USA Today, in which various celebrities were asked to name their most memorable Christmas present. These were A-list celebrities; people with money and fame; people who can have pretty much anything they want. Catherine Zeta-Jones, for example. You may know her as ...read more

  • The Gift Of Good News Of Great Joy Series

    Contributed by Bradford Robinson on Dec 14, 2002
    based on 45 ratings

    This sermon emphasizes the angels’ announcement to the shephards of good news of great joy by looking at why we need the good news, what is the good news, and how can we enjoy this joy this Christmas.

    This past Thanksgiving my family and I headed North to spend the holiday with my family in Kentucky. As we were there, on the day after Thanksgiving, my wife and my sister went to do the usual holiday routine of shopping at the various stores. Now I’ve never been shopping on the day after ...read more

  • Christmas Is More Than A Feeling

    Contributed by Mike Hays on Oct 18, 2000
    based on 87 ratings

    Christmas is more than tinsel and bows, it is the birth of our Savior and what He has given to us.

    Christmas Is More Than A Feeling Luke 4:18-21 So much of Christmas has been hijacked by popular cultural and transformed into something it was never meant to be. For anyone who has ever read the Christmas story it is quite apparent that all of the trappings that are considered "musts" for ...read more

  • The Gift Of Christmas

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Dec 12, 2001
    based on 44 ratings

    This is a Christmas season devotional done for the local senior center. The gift of Christmas is one that we cannot afford to pass up

    The Gift of Christmas John 1:12 Senior Center Devotional December 12, 2001 In the fourth year of his layoff from his job, Dad gave Mom a dishwasher for Christmas. You have to understand the magnitude of the gift: Our old house had its original wiring and plumbing, and neither could ...read more

  • Christ: Born To Die

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Mar 10, 2002
    based on 55 ratings

    A Christmas message on why Christ came.

    Christ Born to Die John 18:37 "Pilate therefore said unto him, Are You a king then? Jesus answered, You say that I am a king. To this end was I born, and for this cause came I into the world, that I should bear witness unto the truth. Every one that is of the truth hears my voice." John ...read more

  • How The Grinch Couldn't Steal Christmas

    Contributed by Carla Powell on Jan 2, 2002
    based on 135 ratings

    No Grinch can take away the true meaning of Christmas, because Jesus was born for us! (uses refernces from Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas).

    Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas has always been a favorite of mine, but this year, it has also made quite a box office splash. In this annual Christmas story, the old Grinch who lives on a mountain has been annoyed by the merriment of the Who-ville townspeople at Christmas. According to ...read more

  • "The Gift Of Joy" Series

    Contributed by Steve Malone on Dec 1, 2001
    based on 270 ratings

    In this message we will look at the gift of joy and how to keep joy in our Christmas (The Gifts of Christmas part 1 of 4)

    “The Gift Of Joy” The Gifts Of Christmas – part one SHOW – The Grinch Video Clip….(when he thinks they will be sad on mountain about to push over toys – new Grinch) “maybe Christmas means more…” As your pastor – I felt the need as Christmas 2001 shifts into high gear – to talk about, to ...read more

  • Prelude To His Birth Series

    Contributed by Robert Warren on Nov 26, 2001
    based on 51 ratings

    Focuses on the resurrection of Christ as preparation for the Advent Season.

    "Prelude to His Birth: The Last Sunday of the Year" 1 Corinthians 15:1-8; 12-19 Robert Warren November 25th, 2001 Today is the last Sunday of the year. I know that you’re thinking that I’ve had too much turkey to eat this last week and have obviously lost track of time. But that’s not ...read more

  • Xmas Or Christmas?

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Nov 6, 2001
    based on 228 ratings

    One thing is for sure. God is ready & anxious to reveal Himself to us. But the question is, "Do we want to meet Him? Are we really prepared to hear His words, & listen to what He has to say?" (Powerpoints available - #279)

    MELVIN M. NEWLAND, MINISTER RIDGE CHAPEL, KANSAS, OK (REVISED: 2015) (Powerpoints used with this message are available at no charge. Just email me at mnewland@sstelco.com and request #279.) TEXT: 2 Peter 1:16-18 Listen to what the Apostle Peter wrote in 2 Peter 1:16 18. "We did ...read more

  • A Savior To Encounter Series

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Dec 24, 2000
    based on 59 ratings

    When a life encounters the savior it can never be the same

    A Savior to Encounter Luke 2:8-20 Introduction I. Different stories of encounters A. Literature 1. Scrooge: Ebaneezer Scrooge had a Christmas Eve encounter with three spirits of Christmas and he was never the same again 2. It’s A Wonderful Life: George Bailey had an encounter with an angel ...read more

  • Symbols Of Christmas

    Contributed by Jerry Falwell on Dec 4, 2001
    based on 164 ratings

    Putting Christmas symbols in place.

    SYMBOLS OF CHRISTMAS BY DR. JERRY FALWELL A. INTRODUCTION 1. Last week I spoke on two Christian symbols of Christmas, stars and kings. I preached on “His Star” and the kings asking, “Where is He that is born King of the Jews?” (Matt. 2:2). 2. We have a star on the top of the Christmas ...read more