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  • No Christmas

    Contributed by Larry Breeden on Oct 2, 2006
    based on 2 ratings

    What if Satan had been successful at preventing Jesus’ birth?

    No Christmas? Mt 2:1-15 INTRO: Last Year a small book by John Grishom called “Skipping Christmas” was a hit. About a couple Luther & Nora Krank tired of all the commercialism & stress of Christmas, decided to skip it, no lights, no gifts no celebrations. From that the book tells of all the more

  • Sign, Sign, Everywhere A Sign

    Contributed by Troy Horne on Sep 22, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    The irony that those who should have recognized the signs of Christ’s arrival were completely oblivious while "foreigners" recognized them.

    Mt. 2:1-12 ”Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign” I want to begin by asking a question. How many wise men were there? Anybody venture a guess? We typically say three, don’t we? The truth is we don’t know exactly how many there were. But we tend to say three because there were three gifts that more

  • Come And Behold Him

    Contributed by Brad Bailey on Sep 22, 2006
    based on 4 ratings

    The gift of the Maji.

    This morning I want to invite you to join me in reflecting upon the timeless invitation that lies beneath all the activity of this season;…the invitation to COME AND BEHOLD HIM. As one of the great Christmas anthems declares so beautifully “O come all ye faithful, joyful and triumphant O come more

  • What's The Bright Idea?

    Contributed by Ish Engle on Sep 19, 2006

    The Wisemen sought after the Word Incarnate. We should learn from their example and seek Jesus through the Word made Script.

    What’s the Bright Idea? I. My 1st view of the magi a. 1st or 2nd grade b. Thee Wise-guys! Moe, Larry, and Curly c. My Epiphany! i. Can you say that word in Church? ii. Definition: a usually sudden manifestation or perception of the essential nature or meaning of something; an intuitive more

  • Wise Guys

    Contributed by Joseph Rodgers on Mar 20, 2006
    based on 2 ratings

    Lessons we can learn from the wise men.

    Wise Guys – Christmas Message Matthew 2 Intro: To: All Southern USA Residents From: Santa I regret to inform you that effective immediately, due a growing population, I will no longer be able to serve the southern USA on Christmas Eve. However, I have provided a replacement for more

  • People Who Missed Christmas

    Contributed by Paul Dehaan on Feb 21, 2006
    based on 5 ratings

    People missing the meaning the true meaning of Christmas.

    “People Who Missed Christmas” YOU KNOW CHRISTMAS IS ALMOST HERE WHEN: There are more pine needles on your carpet than on your tree. The credit card is smoked along with the turkey and ham.. It’s A Wonderful Life has been shown for the 13th time. A trip to the mall and back is more more

  • Shaken Series

    Contributed by Cesar Verdeflor on Feb 9, 2006
    based on 7 ratings

    The people surrounding the virgin birth of Jesus were shaken in different fashion—whether they were moved to praise God, or stimulated into humble submission or was agitated or shook up to insecurity, the thing to remember is that around the time of Chris

    The whole earth shook not because of an earthquake; nor a meteor at a high speed hit the earth with a loud explosion. The whole earth shook not because of another volcano that’s been asleep for a long time awoke then suddenly erupted. The whole earth and its inhabitants were shaken when the Son of more

  • Living And Dying

    Contributed by Jim Kane on Jan 29, 2006
    based on 2 ratings

    Communion Meditation for December 4, 2005

    TS Eliot wrote one of my favorite Christmas poems many years ago entitled, ‘Journey of the Magi.’ Written from the perspective of one of the Magi, it contains a very reflective perspective on the travels to find the Christ child and the results of that meeting. A cold coming we had of it. Just more

  • Wise Men Seeking A King Series

    Contributed by John Gaines on Jan 24, 2006
    based on 9 ratings

    Like of Wise Men looking for the young child Jesus, people today need the wisdom to seek the King.

    1. Matthew 2:1-12 (NKJV) 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, 2 saying, "Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him." 3 When Herod the more

  • When The Going Gets Tough

    Contributed by Dean Rhine on Jan 24, 2006
    based on 8 ratings

    What do we do in times of trouble

    "When the Going Gets Tough" Matthew 2 4/13/97 Intro: Did you hear about the little boy who came back to school the day after report cards were passed out and told his teacher, "I don’t want to get you worried, but dad said if my grades didn’t improve, someone was going to be in BIG more

  • Is The Grinch Going To Steal My Christmas? Series

    Contributed by Mike Quinn on Jan 19, 2006
    based on 6 ratings

    The story of Herod and the Wise Men: Herod completely missed Christmas. The Wise Men found a king. Who will we be more like?

    Is the Grinch going to steal my Christmas? “A Reel Look at Christmas” Matthew 2:1-11 Intro: Video…“Heart two sizes too small” What does it feel like when my heart is too small? • My life is a mess. • I am not happy. • I am isolated. • I don’t really enjoy it when others are more

  • Finding Out Who Really Cares

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jan 7, 2006
    based on 5 ratings

    Who really cares about us? Not this world’s Herods, for fear lashes out destructively. We find care in those who, like the wise men, believe in us and give gifts for the future; and who, like Joseph, sacrifice for us. Epiphany at National Baptist Memor

    Some people have friends. Some people have enemies. Most people have acquaintances. But everybody has people to do business with. The people you do business with -- usually, that’s not an intimate relationship. It’s a distant relationship, limited to transactions. We deal with people who more

  • King Herod Or King Jesus

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Jan 7, 2006
    based on 14 ratings

    The Holy Spirit passed Herod by - why?

    NR 08-01-06 Epiphany is the time when we celebrate the coming to the three Wise Men to meet Jesus and their encounter with King Herod Story: But have you ever stopped to think what would have happened if it had been the three Wise Women instead of three Wise Men? 1. They would have asked more

  • The Gospel Glows In The Dark

    Contributed by Scott Carmer on Jan 2, 2006
    based on 1 rating

    Jesus has come, the Light that was promised for centuries. His gospel glows in the darkness of human sin and cannot be extinguished.

    The Gospel Glows in the Dark Isaiah 60:1-6 Matthew 2:1-12 January 1, 2006 I remember that afternoon very clearly. I had just begun my research for my doctoral project on clergy burnout and was interviewing a pastor from another denomination about the difficulties he was facing in his current more

  • The Search For The Perfect Gift

    Contributed by Mickey Bell on Dec 27, 2005
    based on 4 ratings

    Everyone is looking for the perfect gift for Christmas. Your search is now over. The gift you are looking for has been found.

    The Search is On For the Perfect Christmas Gift This is that time of the year when the game begins. By the time we have cleaned up the messy wrapping paper that we tore to shreds to get to the gifts, we are now looking or “searching” for that perfect gift for the people in our lives. Out of more