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  • God's Poem

    Contributed by Raymond Lu on Aug 9, 2010
    based on 2 ratings

    You and I are unfinished poems composed by the Master Poet. Sometimes, it seems that the events surrounding us don’t rhyme with how we think things should be. But He is far wiser than we are. When the day is done, we cannot imagine the beauty that He has

    For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do (Ephesians 2:10). We can appreciate this verse more by looking at other translations. The King James Version says, For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto more

  • Christmas - A Time Of Lights Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Dec 10, 2007
    based on 57 ratings

    John was the witness to the Light. What was that light, and what does John’s testimony tell us about our role in Christmas?

    OPEN: A Nashville grandfather took his four-year old grandson out in the woods to select a Christmas tree. They tramped all over, but the boy couldn’t find a tree that suited him. Finally, it began to get dark and cold, and the grandfather shook his head and said: "We’ll HAVE to take the next more

  • Immanuel: The Greatest Gift We Never Asked For

    Contributed by Joel Pankow on Dec 17, 2004
    based on 36 ratings

    Isaiah predicted the coming of Christ to a hard hearted king - even without his asking.

    Isaiah 7:10-14 Again the LORD spoke to Ahaz, “Ask the LORD your God for a sign, whether in the deepest depths or in the highest heights.” But Ahaz said, “I will not ask; I will not put the LORD to the test.” Then Isaiah said, “Hear now, you house of David! Is it not enough to try the more

  • Transformation

    Contributed by Richard Francis on Feb 16, 2005
    based on 51 ratings

    Seeking gods presence to be transformed from Glory to Glory, made in the likeness of Jesus

    Transformation, You can’t earn Gods Love but you can be perfected by it! Context # 1 Paul was speaking to the Christians at the church in Corinth There was descent in the ranks, he was facing a “Back to Moses” movement As he faced his opponents he brings in wide ranging arguments more

  • Thank Him For The Bad Times

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Nov 20, 2011
    based on 57 ratings

    It’s easy to thank God when everything is going good. It’s not so easy to thank God when everything is going wrong. During these times it’s hard to be thankful. Yet the Bible clearly teaches that we are to be thankful for even the bad times.

    Thank Him for the Bad Times 1 Thessalonians 5:15-23 “In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.” (5:18) We always find that is easy to thank God when everything is going good. It is not so easy to thank God when everything appears to be more

  • Getting Joy For Christmas Series

    Contributed by Mark Haines on Dec 16, 2006

    Happiness is rooted in human emotions. Joy is rooted in Jesus and is powered by God’s grace.

    Response Goal: Individuals prompted by the Holy Spirit will pray silently and connect with Jesus. REPENTANCE POINT {paradigm shifts or changes in our thinking}: Finding joy does not involve making your circumstances better - it involves making your mind work like Jesus’ mind. Citation: Tom more

  • The Difference Jesus Makes - 2 Series

    Contributed by Guy Mcgraw on Nov 21, 2002
    based on 33 ratings

    What Jesus can do in a life that is truly saved.

    ROMANS 5:3-5 QUOTE BY EUGENE PETERSON: ‘A Long Obedience in the Same Direction’. ‘It is not difficult to get a person interested in the message of the gospel; it is terrifically difficult to sustain the interest. Millions of people in our culture make decision for Christ, but there is a more

  • He's Making A List

    Contributed by Wayne Lawson on Dec 16, 2013
    based on 5 ratings

    We are told that Santa Claus is making a list and checking it twice,There is a more important list I want to talk to you about this morning. You may not be aware that God has a list. It is the most important list that can be found in HEAVEN or on EARTH.

    TITLE: HE’S MAKING A LIST SCRIPTURE: REVELATION 20:15 You better watch out! Better not cry! Better not pout! I’m telling you why, Santa Claus is comin’ to town. He’s making a list and checking it twice. He’s going to find out who’s naughty and nice. Santa more

  • The Sign Of The Promised Savior

    Contributed by Christopher Martin on Dec 29, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    A Christmas sermon preached 12/25/2008 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Audubon, Iowa on Christmas morning.

    In most public buildings, in order to gain an occupancy permit, you are required to have all the exits in your building clearly marked with “Exit” signs. Now our church building was built before that became a regulation, which is why you don’t see Exit signs here, but if you did, there would be more

  • We Are God's Children

    Contributed by Edward Frey on May 10, 2003
    based on 56 ratings

    God has made us his own in Christ. The love of Jesus leads us to demonstrate this blessed truth in our lives.

    One of the strangest moments in life is the day that you are talking (discussing, correcting, teaching, arguing what ever you want to call it) to your own children and suddenly you hear your mother’s voice coming out of your mouth. Suddenly, you start saying things that you swore you would never more

  • Looking For Something More?

    Contributed by Darren Mccormick on Dec 4, 2006

    A Christmas sermon which looks at some differences between Jesus and Santa.

    AM sermon preached at Syria Christian Church December 21, 2003 Looking for Something More? (Things Santa Can‘t Bring…That Christ Can) Tradition tells us that the Santa Claus of legend and lore pops in and out of every house on Christmas Eve bringing Christmas gifts to good little boys and more

  • Characters & Images Of Christmas

    Contributed by Christopher Martin on Dec 22, 2006
    based on 6 ratings

    A sermon preached for Christmas Eve Candlelight services in 2003, 2005, and 2006 at Forest City LCMS Mission, Beaver Creek Lutheran Church, and North Prairie Lutheran Church.

    Christmas Eve Candlelight Service. "Characters & Images of Christmas" Luke 2:1-20 Tonight’s the night! The last few weeks, during the season of Advent, we’ve heard a lot about preparation, and the time leading up to Christmas is indeed a time of preparation. That’s really the theme of more

  • Do You Know Ebenezer Scrooge

    Contributed by Rodney Johnson on Aug 27, 2007
    based on 2 ratings


    Do You Know Ebenezer Scrooge? Scriptures: Luke 2:8-12; Joshua 6:10-16, 20; John 14:1-2; 2 Cor. 5:17 Introduction This is the time of year when our younger children are most excited. There is a feeling of Christmas in the air. The stores are full of Christmas decorations and more

  • Is God Like Santa Claus

    Contributed by Chuck Sligh on Dec 4, 2011
    based on 10 ratings

    Santa has many of the characteristics of God. But in many people’s minds, God is like Santa. This salvation Christmas sermon dispels many popular myths about God and how he deals with our sin.

    Is God Like Santa Claus? Chuck Sligh December 4, 2011 A PowerPoint presentation with some pretty humorous slides to compliment the message is available by emailing me at (I don’t think I originated the idea and skeleton of this sermon. If anyone know who the originator more

  • God's Indescribable Gift – A Gift Worth Receiving Series

    Contributed by D. Greg Ebie on Nov 16, 2006
    based on 1 rating

    God’s gift alone is stronger than the hate and despair that mockingly stands in opposition against “peace on earth good will to men.” Whatever the difficulty we may face in these days approaching Christmas 2005 God’s gift, the gift of His one and only So

    GOD’S INDESCRIBABLE GIFT – A Gift Worth Receiving Luke 2:21-33 INTRODUCTION: Video Clip: I Heard the Bells (1:47) I heard the bells on Christmas day, their old familiar carols play And wild and sweet the word repeat of peace on earth, good will to men . . . And in despair I bowed my more