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  • Responding To Disappointments: A Star And A Stable (Epiphany)

    Contributed by Rian Adams on Jan 20, 2020

    Difficulties are part of life, how we respond is what makes the difference. Joseph and Mary faced the difficulty of being refugees in the land of Egypt in order to save the child Jesus from Herod. The "ah ha" moment is when we realize God is with us no matter where we find ourselves.

    Stars and a Stable: Responding to Disappointments One of my closest friends loves UGA! He’s a graduate and a dedicated football loyalist. Now let’s not question his Christianity just yet. He has a saying, "When I die, make sure you chant the Eucharist at my funeral mass. And make sure the ...read more

  • What Christ Came To Show Us

    Contributed by J Bernard Taylor on Jan 6, 2020

    The Epiphany season celebrates God's manifestation of himself to the world through the coming of Jesus Christ. What does Christ show us about God.

    - WHAT CHRIST CAME TO SHOW US Explanatory Introduction This is the season of Epiphany which means the manifestation of God to the whole world in the person of Jesus Christ. January 5 is the day of Epiphany, and sometimes refers to the last day of the 12 days of Christmas. Christ's ...read more

  • We All Come To Worship Him

    Contributed by Mary Erickson on Jan 6, 2020

    The Star of Bethlehem sends a signal to the world. Christ came to be the savior of the world. The church is called into a global mission.

    January 5, 2020 Hope Lutheran Church Rev. Mary Erickson Matthew 2:1-12 We All Come to Worship Him Friends, may grace and peace be yours in abundance in the knowledge of God and Christ Jesus our Lord. Jesus came to be the Lord and Savior of all peoples. This tiny infant was sent on no small ...read more

  • The One Way Journey Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Jan 5, 2020
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    There's an old invitation song that says "no turning back." What does that mean for us?

    OPEN: I love to watch videos and read articles about outer space. Over the past few years mankind has explored numerous planets, moons and asteroids in our solar system. In fact, more than 40 years ago, American launched two spacecraft named “Voyager” and both of them have gone so far out into ...read more

  • Three Wise Men Outsmarting A Shrewd King

    Contributed by Howard Gunter on Jan 5, 2020
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    Seeing God, Herod the Tyrant and Three Magi "Seekers" and what that means to us today!

    Message/Devotion January 5, 2020 Matthew 2:1-12 Three Wise Men Outsmarting A Shrewd King The Reading Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, [wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For ...read more

  • "looking For God"

    Contributed by Kenneth Sauer on Jan 3, 2020
    based on 1 rating

    A sermon for Epiphany Sunday.

    “Looking for God” Matthew 2:1-12 Today is Epiphany, according to the Christian calendar. Now what do we mean by that? Epiphany, really is that same word, as in, “Wow. I just realized something I had never thought of before. I’ve had an epiphany.” It’s a realization, a revelation, a ...read more

  • Seeking A King (Behold)

    Contributed by Scott Jensen on Dec 31, 2019

    God wants us to seek him, but we don't always seek him properly. Even with the distractions, we face in life, God is still there waiting for us.

  • 2 More Lessons From The Magi Series

    Contributed by Chris Miller on Dec 27, 2019
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    Brief but powerful in the Christmas account, the Magi give us some essential take-aways. Here are two more to go with seeking the Lord in 4 Questions Inspired by the Magi.

    Part 2: Share and Sense Matthew 2:1-12 concentrating on 2:11-12 Introduction We discussed last week the Magi have a brief appearance in Matthew’s Gospel, yet they leave us with some essential take-aways. We looked at the first take-away last week; the fact we need to seek the Lord. Our life should ...read more

  • 4 Questions Inspired By The Magi Series

    Contributed by Chris Miller on Dec 27, 2019

    The Magi are brief on the Christmas scene, but they give us some essential take-aways. They inspire 4 questions within every seeker of Christ.

    Matthew 2:1-12 Introduction to Series A father was sitting in his office on a Saturday morning reading through the newspaper and becoming agitated by the advertisements jumping off the page at him reminding him Christmas was just four days away. All the ads were prompting the same questions. Do you ...read more

  • Jesus As Refugee

    Contributed by I. G. Spong on Dec 25, 2019

    Mistreatment of others is part of every nation’s history. Let’s recognize humanity’s mistreatment of foreigners and innocent children, and Jesus as the world’s only hope, in Matthew 2:13-23.

    Mistreatment of others is part of every nation’s history. Let’s recognize humanity’s mistreatment of foreigners and innocent children, and Jesus as the world’s only hope, in Matthew 2:13-23. Flee to Egypt Matthew 2:13-15 Now when they had departed, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph ...read more

  • The Greatest Gift - An Interactive Christmas Eve Service Outline Series

    Contributed by William Akehurst on Dec 24, 2019

    Interactive Nativity Set where individuals bring the figurines to the manager as the Christmas Story is read. Ending with song "What can I give HIM?" leading into an invitation to receive CHRIST.

    2019.12.24.Christmas Eve Service. The GREATEST GIFT William Akehurst, HSWC INSTRUCTIONS: This service is done with giving pieces of the Nativity Set to individuals to present and bring to the Manager Scene and assemble together as the Christmas Story is read. The Nativity is set up in the front ...read more

  • Who Could Do Such A Thing?

    Contributed by Mark A. Barber on Dec 24, 2019
    based on 2 ratings

    Why is there evil?

    Who Could Do such a Thing? Matthew 2:13-23 This passage is certainly one of the most troubling in the New Testament. There are two parts to this passage. The one is how God warned Joseph to flee Bethlehem and later warns him not to come back there from Egypt because of Archelaus Herod’s son, but ...read more

  • Reactions To The Birth Of Jesus

    Contributed by Shawn Drake on Dec 24, 2019
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    This is a Christmas Sermon.

    REACTIONS TO THE BIRTH OF JESUS Matthew 2:1-12 Introduction: As Christians, many times we are discouraged from the world’s beliefs and actions towards God’s offer of salvation. Here in these verses we will see how men acted towards the birth of Jesus Christ. Matthew 2:1-12 (NIV) 1 After Jesus ...read more

  • What Are You Seeking?

    Contributed by David Owens on Dec 23, 2019

    In this sermon, we examine the truths involved in the wise men coming to see Jesus after His birth. There are many lessons we can learn from their visit.

    Introduction: A. I like the old joke that asks the question: What would have happened if it had been three wise women rather than three wise men who followed the star to Bethlehem? 1. Answer: They would have asked for directions, arrived on time, and helped deliver the baby. B. Here are a few ...read more

  • A Christmas Of Contrasts Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Dec 23, 2019

    As we consider the first Christmas season, we are struck with contrasts that illustrate how God works in His providence and among people.

    A Christmas of Contrasts (Luke 2:7, 16-19; Matthew 2:1-10) 1. What Christmas memories do you have? “When I was 9 years old, I ran into my mom and dad’s room to wake them up to open presents. I tripped over a rug while I was running and smashed my teeth against my parent's bedpost. Blood was ...read more