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  • Christmas All Year Long!

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Dec 23, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 7,484 views

    Wouldn't it be wonderful if we actually started to practice the things we hear & sing about at Christmas time? Wouldn't it be wonderful if we would take the spirit of Christmas with us all through the year? (PowerPoints Available - #108)

    MELVIN M. NEWLAND, MINISTER RIDGE CHAPEL, KANSAS, OK (PowerPoints used with this message is available for free. Just email me at mnewland@sstelco.com & request #108.) (This is a shorter and somewhat ...read more

  • "After Christmas... Now What?”

    Contributed by Bubot Parago on Dec 25, 2018
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     | 8,768 views

    The purpose of these Christmas stories, as recorded by the authors of the gospels, is to remind us that the silent, holy night of unnatural calm that we celebrate on Christmas is really the point of the eye of the storm.

    The Christmas season would be over next week.... “AFTER THE ADVENT SEASON... NOW WHAT?” Let’s follow the footsteps of the Family as they continue their trek to God’s plans and purposes.... for His Glory.... It is also in great relation and realization for everyone of us here as we enter 2019.... ...read more

  • Were The Wise Men Really So Wise?

    Contributed by Mark A. Barber on Nov 8, 2013
     | 4,855 views

    Were the wise men as smart as we think?

    Were the Wise Men Really So Wise? Matthew 2:1-18 Sometimes we think we know more about something than we really know. A perfect case is this morning’s text about the three wise Men. We even think we know their names as being Gaspar, Melchior, and Balthasar. We believe that they came from the ...read more

  • Why Do The Nations Rage? Series

    Contributed by Doug Fannon on Jan 1, 2019
     | 2,363 views

    Preached on the Sunday Following Christmas. King Herod tried to kill the Child Jesus and he is just the tip of the iceberg. All the nations of the world and people without Jesus are in rebellion against God. Why are they in rebellion and what is God reaction to them?

    This is the final message on the “Why’s of Christmas” and perhaps the more difficult to understand. We explored “Why Christmas?” a month ago. Why Jesus had to come and His purpose in coming was to die for our sins. This is why we will be observing the Lord’s Supper today, the last Sunday of the ...read more

  • Christmas Reactions

    Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Dec 26, 2018
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     | 5,904 views

    People have varying reactions to Christmas. For many, Christmas is a happy, festive time spent with family and friends. But for some it's a sad, lonely time. For others, it invokes anger because of painful memories. But what about those associated with that first Christmas?

    CHRISTMAS REACTIONS People have varying reactions to Christmas. For many, Christmas is a happy time-parties, decorating, giving and receiving gifts and time with family and friends. But for some it's a sad, lonely time. For others, it invokes anger, perhaps because of some not so nice ...read more

  • Stolen - Pt. 1 - Presence Series

    Contributed by Steve Ely on Jan 17, 2019
     | 3,072 views

    Have you ever experienced theft? Something that is rightfully yours taken? This year, during Christmas, it is time to get those things back!

    Presence I. Introduction No one likes a thief at any time of the year but especially at Christmas. You have read or seen accounts of families who have lost everything at Christmas due to a thief breaking into home or car. All hope seems to be lost. It seems Christmas for all of its emphasis on ...read more

  • The Original Grinch Series

    Contributed by John Gaston on Dec 10, 2018
     | 5,127 views

    There have always been those who hated Christmas: the Grinches and the Ebenezer Scrouges; the Bertrand Russels and the Richard Dawkins; but the original Grinch, who lived in the days of the Lord Jesus, was King Herod. He really tried to get rid of Christmas!

    THE ORIGINAL GRINCH Mt. 2:1-8, 16-18 INTRODUCTION GRINCH SONG: “You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch” 2:03 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27I3AN0XwP8 A. HUMOR: “Missing Jesus” 1. It was the day after Christmas at a church in San Francisco. Pastor Mike was looking at the nativity scene outside when he ...read more

  • Flight To Egypt

    Contributed by Ajai Prakash on Mar 10, 2016
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     | 5,167 views

    How do you respond to Christ the King Who is the fulfillment of the ages? Like Herod, and all Jerusalem with him, do you hate Him and fear Him? Or, like the shepherds and magi’s, do you bow down before Him and worship Him?

    Opening illustration: A young boy desperately wanted a bicycle for Christmas, so he asked his parents for the bike; His parents wanted to teach him the importance of prayer, so they suggested the young boy should write a letter to Jesus and pray for one instead." Not pleased with the response of ...read more

  • Do You Have Those Post Christmas Blues?

    Contributed by J Jeffrey Smead on Jan 5, 2016
    based on 44 ratings
     | 8,440 views

    The excitement of Christmas is over. Life has almost gotten back to normal. And many people suffer from the Post-Christmas blahs a kind of depression in fact here is a song for this season titled "The Post-Christmas Blues".

    For those not familiar with an Anglican Service there are four Scriptures readings prior to the Message. Today's assigned Scriptures are: Jeremiah 31:7-14; Psalm 84; Ephesians 1:3-6, 15-19 and Matthew 2:13-23. Christmas day 2015 ....is over! .... The tree may still be up, .... but it looks ...read more

  • Herod-The Forgotten Player Series

    Contributed by John Pearrell on Jan 4, 2016
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     | 5,617 views

    There were four responses to the Christ Child. How do you respond to Him?

    During this time of year, in churches around the globe the story of Christmas–the coming of Christ to earth–is told. We tell of the shepherds, of Mary and Joseph, of the inn keeper, of the wise men or magi from the East, but there is one actor in this divine drama, who, though often ...read more

  • The Herodian Conundrum

    Contributed by Suresh Manoharan on Mar 8, 2016
     | 1,889 views

    To facilitate better understanding of "one Herod too many" conundrum especially to the new readers of the New Testament!!!

    THE HERODIAN CONUNDRUM!!! Hmmm...some Cricket here please... Sharma caught Sharma bowled Sharma... One can well imagine plight of a Cricket aficionado going through a batting Score-card (of say a West Zone Vs North Zone- Deodhar Trophy match- in the Sports ...read more

  • Christmas Focus In Matthew: Herod Series

    Contributed by Troy Borst on Dec 12, 2015
     | 3,591 views

    We have also talked about the real historical King Herod who tried to kill the baby Jesus when He was born. Some people hate Jesus. Some people hate Christmas. Are there people today who hate Christmas? Are there people today who hate Jesus? As we mo

    CHRISTMAS FOCUS IN MATTHEW: HEROD MATTHEW 2:1-18 INTRODUCTION… “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” [video clip] [2:03] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=27I3AN0XwP8 I. THE GRINCH WHO STOLE CHRISTMAS The song you just heard is based on Dr Seuss’ “How the Grinch ...read more

  • Unspeakable Tragedy

    Contributed by David Simpson on Feb 16, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 7,184 views

    A sermon in response to the school shooting in Florida on Feb 14, 2018. God is greater than any evil!

    February 18, 2018 David Simpson Lanier Christian Church Unspeakable Tragedy Matthew 2:13-18 The unthinkable happened again on Wednesday. Seventeen innocent children and teachers were murdered, others seriously injured. It is a senseless tragedy and makes us angry, as you can tell, by ...read more

  • “the Real Out Of Egypt Story” Series

    Contributed by John Hamby on Nov 8, 2010
    based on 14 ratings
     | 11,704 views

    This is a part of the Christmas story that is not included in the Christmas carols. I have never seen a Christmas card that depicts this part of the Christmas story, and yet it very real.

    “The Real Out of Egypt Story” Matthew 2:13-23 Last week we examined the story of the Magi as they made the long and dangerous journey following the star to worship the new born ...read more

  • Star, Dreams And Scriptures

    Contributed by Greg Nance on Jun 14, 2010
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     | 1,821 views

    God wants us to hear his voice and heed what we hear. Matthew 2 provides good examples of those who listened and one who didn’t.

    Matthew 2 tells the story of Jesus’ birth and early childhood. Jesus is in danger as soon as he comes into this world. Herod wants to kill him, later the Jewish leaders will pick up where Herod left off and eventually succeed in having Jesus killed. Jesus has entered enemy territory as ...read more