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  • Herod And The Christmas Grinch

    Contributed by Noal Atkinson on Feb 28, 2011

    At Christmas time we need to focus upon Jesus. Many of us think we are like the angels, the shepards, Mary and Joseph but what if we are like Herod? Are our hearts too small? Is there room for Jesus in our lives this Christmas?

    The Grinch Who Stole Christmas by Noal Atkinson Matthew 2:1-2:23 OPEN Most of us are familiar with Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The story from Dr Seuss is so popular that the word ‘Grinch’ did not exist until this story. Now defines more

  • Going Home Another Way

    Contributed by Dm Schnur on Jan 8, 2001
    based on 165 ratings

    Contact with Jesus Christ, will send you home different then how you came.

    Mt 2:1-12 — Going Home Another Way I. Story Behind Text: A. Wise men = MAGI = the original denotes learned men of eastern nations. Devoted to Astronomy, Religion, & Medicine. They were held in the highest esteem 1. Wise men are still coming from the East to worship Him 2. These more

  • Prince Of Peace

    Contributed by Dan Buis on Feb 25, 2001
    based on 45 ratings

    God’s peace is granted to us through His Son

    When I was a young boy growing up we had a family tradition of collecting all our Christmas cards and hanging them on the wall. Of course at that point in my life the most important Christmas tradition was the tree and the presents. But the second strongest childhood memory of Christmas was the more

  • Why Were The Wise Men Wise?

    Contributed by Ken Harris on Jan 11, 2001
    based on 64 ratings

    The purpose of this sermon is to motivate the hearers to affirm to others that men have been brought from far to WORSHIP CHRIST.

    U.S. Army Chaplain (MAJ) Ken Harris, Jr. Fort Stewart, Georgia I. ANNOUNCE THE PERICOPE: Matthew 2:1-12 II. THE LARGER CONTEXT: Now, before we begin, allow me to share with you some HISTORICAL TRUES regarding THE BOOK OF MATTHEW. For example, in the Book more

  • The Year Of The Lord’s Favor

    Contributed by Melvin Newland on Feb 14, 2001
    based on 85 ratings

    As we look at the life of Jesus we see that same thing happening over & over again. So consistently does it happen that we begin to wonder, "What is God trying to tell us?" (Powerpoint available - # 115)

    MELVIN M. NEWLAND, MINISTER CENTRAL CHRISTIAN, BROWNSVILLE, TX MELVIN M. NEWLAND, MINISTER RIDGE CHAPEL, KANSAS, OK (Powerpoints used with this sermon are available for free. Just email me at more

  • Why The Wisemen Were Wise

    Contributed by Michael Lobrutto on Apr 12, 2001
    based on 134 ratings

    A look at the Wisemen who sought Jesus.

    WHY THE WISE-MEN WERE WISE TEXT: Matthew 2 4 Reasons I They were wise men because of the person they sought. vs 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. A) They were looking for a Man. B) They more

  • The Three Wise Men

    Contributed by Scott Hippler on Feb 12, 2001
    based on 54 ratings

    What can we learn from the Three Wise Men and their devotion to finding the Christ Child

    Read scripture: Whenever we have new challenges and opportunities arise we are faced with making choices. This story from Matthew tells of many decisions that these wise men were faced with making as they pursued their journey with finding the baby Jesus. We, too, are pursuing things here at more

  • Proskeyneo (Worship)

    Contributed by Gaither Bailey on Jan 2, 2019

    A sermon for the celebration of Epiphany.

    Proskeyneo (worship) Matthew 2: 1 – 12 Intro: There are 7 principal feast days on the Xian calendar. One of them is Epiphany which is a fixed day on the 12th day after Christmas. It celebrates “revelation” or “manifestation” of Christ. The GK meaning of epiphaneia. I Perhaps you are intrigued more

  • Christ Came For All Of Us

    Contributed by Craig Condon on Oct 22, 2015
    based on 1 rating

    The wise men represent us in God’s plan. They represent everyone who sets out in search of a king and finds the son of God. They gave Jesus the most precious material gifts they had and each and every one of us can give him something even better-ourselves

    Today we celebrate the Feast of the Epiphany. We remember the visit of the three wise men, but we also remember that Jesus came into the world for everyone-Jews and Gentiles, rich and poor, upper class people and lower class people, humble shepherds and wise men and so on. It is also a happy more

  • The Epiphany Of The Lord

    Contributed by Paul Andrew on Dec 8, 2018

    Allowing oneself to be invaded and rearranged by objective value is what makes life worth living.

    The Epiphany of the Lord is when Christ was made known to the magi, who represent all the nations. Today, when we say that someone has had an epiphany, we mean that the person has had a moment in which they have achieved a realization, an awareness or a knowledge of something. An AHA! MOMENT, more

  • How God Prepared The World For His Son Personally And Spiritually Series

    Contributed by Bob Marcaurelle on Nov 22, 2018

    Shows how God put the hope of a universal Savior and the disgust with idolatry and cruelty into the hearts of Gentiles to get the world ready for Jesus

    HOW GOD PREPARED THE WORLD FOR JESUS PERSONALLY “And the Lord opened up her heart to respond to the things spoken by Paul.” Acts 16:14 Lydia was a Jewish business woman and she became the first recorded convert in Europe. In that town God saved a demented slave girl and a Roman jailor. They more

  • Three Searching Kings

    Contributed by Elmer Towns on Nov 5, 2018

    Three Kings bearing gifts and searching for the Messiah

    A. WHAT IS KNOWN FOR SURE? MATTHEW 2:1-12 1. They saw the star in the East and in Jerusalem. 2. Brought three gifts. 3. They were searching for Messiah. 4. They were told to find the Christ and report back to Herod. 5. Were divinely warned in a dream not to tell Herod. B. WHAT CAN WE KNOW more

  • All The Other Reindeer Used To Laugh And Call Him Names Series

    Contributed by Fr Mund Cargill Thompson on Dec 24, 2018

    Are you an outsider because you are a naughty elf or a rubbished Rudolph? Someone is coming to turn you into an insider

    ....... Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer Had a very shiny nose And if you ever saw it You would even say it glows . All of the other reindeer Used to laugh and call him names They never let poor Rudolph Join in any reindeer games [1] ………………………… Perhaps it was something to do with living in a dark more

  • Christmas Reactions

    Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Dec 26, 2018
    based on 3 ratings

    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 more

  • Were The Wise Men Really So Wise?

    Contributed by Mark A. Barber on Nov 8, 2013

    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 more