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  • A Mother To Die For

    Contributed by Scott Mathews on Mar 22, 2004
    based on 214 ratings
     | 8,621 views

    Mary showed devotion, strength, guidance, and patience as she raised Jesus to fulfil the purpose for which He was born.

    A Mother to Die For Luke 1:26-38; Matthew 2:1-23; John 2:1-11 Abraham Lincoln was a great statesman who is credited with ending slavery and holding a nation together. After he had risen to power he is quoted as saying “All I am or hope to be, I owe to my angel mother.” You’ve heard the worn ...read more

  • Anger: It Wants You For Christmas

    Contributed by Rick Gillespie- Mobley on Jan 23, 2004
    based on 35 ratings
     | 2,330 views

    This is a Christmas message dealing with the destructive power of anger. It can ruin what God wants to do in our lives during the holidays if we do not control it.

    Anger—It Wants You For Christmas GNLCC 12/21/2003 Genesis 4:1-12 Matthew 2:1-12 Text Matthew 2:16-18 We are now in the middle of the Christmas season. We are told "tis the season to be jolly" and "it will be a time of peace and good will to all." But if we would actually look ...read more

  • In The Beginning...celebrating A Christ-Centered Christmas

    Contributed by Greg Buchner on Jan 5, 2004
    based on 26 ratings
     | 3,030 views

    We have an opportunity as the new year begins to either respond for the frist time or recommit again to the gospel claim of a new beginning.

    “In the Beginning…” Celebrating a Christ-Centered New Year series John 1:1-4, Matthew 2:1-12 (read for congregation) Genesis 1:1-5 (used as reference) December 28, 2003 Purpose: As 2003 comes to a close and 2004 begins, we have a new opportunity to either respond for the first time or to ...read more

  • The Holy Innocents

    Contributed by Kristopher Morris on Dec 26, 2003
    based on 38 ratings
     | 5,036 views

    This soon after celebrating Christmas we read the account of Herod’s slaughter of Bethlehem’s baby boys. What does this tragic story mean for us today?

    The Holy Innocents Matthew 2: 1-18 December 28, 2003 Two weeks ago on my drive to church, the radio broadcast some spectacular news. I had to double check the dial to make sure this wasn’t some early morning comedian telling a joke. Nope, it was NPR, and yes it seemed what they were ...read more

  • "Post-Christmas Blues"

    Contributed by Ray Scott on Dec 23, 2003
    based on 484 ratings
     | 84,436 views

    After Christmas there is sometimes a big letdown. This message deals with Joseph and Mary and their flight into Egypt, and the lessons we can learn about God’s care.

    “Post-Christmas Blues” INTRODUCTION: Christmas 2003 is over! The tree is still up, but it looks mighty empty underneath. All that’s left of the turkey is a bare skeleton. Visiting family members have left to go back home. The excitement of Christmas took weeks to build to a crescendo … and ...read more

  • The Threatening Baby

    Contributed by W Pittendreigh on Dec 23, 2003
    based on 50 ratings
     | 2,079 views

    Christmas Eve service, 2003. Herod wanted to be in control and lost the opportunity to know Jesus personally. Do we want to be in control so much that we can’t submit to Christ?

    Herod didn’t know who he was. The King of Judea, the Great Herod, had no clue as to who this little baby boy was. Herod thought this baby was a threat. Matthew’s Gospel says that when Herod heard about the Baby Jesus from the Wise Men, he was greatly distressed. Greatly ...read more

  • The Gifts Jesus Gives At Christmas

    Contributed by Ray Ellis on Dec 23, 2003
    based on 72 ratings
     | 14,701 views

    The whole meaning of the Advent season prior to Christmas is this: a gift from God is on the way. The basic reason we offer Christmas gifts to each other is to honor and reflect the only perfect gift ever offered—the gift of God through a Bethlehem baby n

    The Gifts Jesus Gives at Christmas Matthew 2:10-11 The whole meaning of the Advent season prior to Christmas is this: a gift from God is on the way. The basic reason we offer Christmas gifts to each other is to honor and reflect the only ...read more

  • What Made These Wise Men So Wise?

    Contributed by Michael Davidson on Dec 8, 2003
    based on 770 ratings
     | 90,322 views

    The wisdom needed to begin a search for God, to pursue that search, and finally to respond in worship once the successful fulfillment of that search is realized.

    Sunday Morning Matthew 2:1-12 December 7, 2003 "What Made These Wise Men So Wise?" Introduction: The day after Thanksgiving Day, is known as the busiest shopping day of the year. From all the reports I’ve seen, the malls were full of shoppers. You know what that means don’t you? ...read more

  • "Examining Christmas Traditions"

    Contributed by Ray Scott on Dec 2, 2003
    based on 280 ratings
     | 10,185 views

    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 ...read more

  • What Will You Give Christ This Christmas?

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Dec 5, 2003
    based on 368 ratings
     | 26,723 views

    The gifts of the Magi were appropriate for they spoke of Who Jesus Christ was and is. What gift will you give Christ this Christmas?

    WHAT WILL YOU GIVE CHRIST THIS CHRISTMAS? MATTHEW 2:1-12 Christmas is often seen as that time of year for the giving of gifts. People frantically try to find that perfect gift for that special person that will express their feelings and relationship toward one another. The origin of the gift ...read more

  • Presents Or Presence ?

    Contributed by Mike Turner on Nov 28, 2003
    based on 140 ratings
     | 8,339 views

    Giving our family presents for Christmas is great ! But sharing with them "presence" is greater !

    Presents Or Presence? Matthew 2:1-11 1. Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, 2. Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his ...read more

  • What Made The Wisemen Wise ?

    Contributed by Mike Turner on Nov 26, 2003
    based on 173 ratings
     | 9,364 views

    The wise men were very educated.....but what really made them wise ?

    What Made The Wise Men Wise ? Matthew 2:1-11 Jokes: 3 Wise Women Do you know what would have happened if it had been Three Wise Women instead of Three Wise Men? They would have asked directions, arrived on time, helped deliver the baby, cleaned the stable, made a casserole and brought ...read more

  • Only The Star Remains

    Contributed by Kathy Findley on Oct 25, 2003
    based on 28 ratings
     | 4,994 views

    When Christmas is past - the joy and the glory of it - what do we have left? This sermon tells us what remains after the strains of "Silent Night, Holy Night" have ceased.

    Only The Star Remains; Isaiah 63:7-9; Matthew 2: 1-18 The miraculous, glorious birth is over. The shepherds have probably left the birth-place to return to their keeping watch over their flocks. The friendly beasts that attended this birth, feeling the stir of excitement that animals feel ...read more

  • When Christmas Isn't All It's Cracked Up To Be Series

    Contributed by Mike Fogerson on Aug 6, 2003
    based on 606 ratings
     | 39,829 views

    The wise men were satisifed with their Christmas.

    When Christmas Isn’t What It’s All Cracked Up To Be (Christmas In The Real World Series) 2 of 3 December 8, 2002 FBC, Chester, Illinois Mike Fogerson, Speaker Introduction: A Someone pondered what the first Christmas might have been like if wise women had come from the ...read more

  • Finding Out Who Really Cares

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jul 31, 2003
    based on 45 ratings
     | 2,024 views

    Who really cares about you? Not those who, like Herod, are so scared they will do anything to save themselves. Rather those like the wise men, who give gifts for the future, or like Joseph, who make sacrifices for your protection. For Epiphany.

    Some people have friends. Some people have enemies. Some people have acquaintances. But everybody has somebody you do business with. The people you do business with -- usually, that’s not an intimate relationship. It’s a distant relationship, limited just to transactions. Everybody deals ...read more