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  • Nativity Series

    Contributed by Derrick Tuper on Dec 12, 2016

    The word, "nativity" comes from the Latin word meaning, "to be born". But on that day it wasn't just about who was born, but also what was born. There were four things that came with the arrival of Jesus. Today we'll look at the first two-hope and peace.

    NATIVITY INTRODUCTION: The word, "nativity" comes from the Latin word meaning, "to be born". And if I were to ask you, who was born you would all answer, "Jesus". But on that blessed day it wasn't just about who was born, but also what was born. I'll be talking about four things that came with ...read more

  • The Necessity Of The Nativity

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Nov 26, 2007
    based on 14 ratings

    This is my message for our annual Hanging of the Greens service based on the pieces of the church nativity set

    The Necessity of the Nativity Selected Passages November 25, 2007 Hanging of the Greens Message Introduction What is your favorite time of year? Most children will say Christmas. Most adults may say the same. Christmas is a season of grace. It is the season when God sent Jesus to our ...read more

  • Joseph And The Nativity

    Contributed by Ronald Harbaugh on Dec 14, 2005
    based on 5 ratings

    A Christmas Eve sermon emphasizing the untold story of Joseph - in poetry

    Christmas Eve December 24, 2005 Luke 2: 1-20 Grace be unto you and peace, from God our Father and from our Lord, Jesus Christ. Amen. Let us pray: Dear Heavenly Father, Creator of the universe and author of life on this planet we call earth, we gather in your presence this holy night to ...read more

  • A Royal Nativity

    Contributed by Christopher Holdsworth on Oct 6, 2013
    based on 9 ratings

    The coming of the promised King.

    A ROYAL NATIVITY Luke 2:1-18 When Jacob blessed his sons, he prophesied that the sceptre would not pass from Judah “UNTIL He comes whose right it is” (Genesis 49:10). Even the hireling prophet Balaam recognised that a king was still to arise out of the stock of Jacob, though not yet (Numbers ...read more

  • The Revelation Nativity

    Contributed by Jay Winters on Dec 24, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    Advent only has three midweek services this year. This was the last midweek sermon before Christmas. I was reminded of this interesting text reading a book by John Eldridge and thought that it’s a "nativity" story that doesn’t get much press in the church

    In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, the Holy Three In One who sent a child to slay a dragon. Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, It’s not the usual nativity story that we’re used to. There is no mention of shepherds and their flocks, no mysterious glow around a ...read more

  • A Service Of The Nativity Series

    Contributed by Bruce Rzengota on Dec 30, 2010

    A Christmas Eve Service of Nativity

    A Service of the Nativity Greetings and Introduction Welcome to our Service of the Nativity. We began a journey four weeks ago, a journey that will continue with Jesus throughout this next year. We have watched and waited these past four weeks of Advent, anticipating the Coming of the Christ. ...read more

  • The History Of The Nativity Series

    Contributed by Colin Bain on Dec 1, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    A concise exposition of Jesus in history and what that means to us

    Matthew 1:1-19. Part one of a series History Mystery Majesty (not my invention for the series) History Mention history to most people and immediately what comes to mind is a list of dates. Dates of battles, kings, presidents, and events. Or, what comes to my mind, is a kind of fuzzy impression ...read more

  • The Nativity Story: The Love Of God

    Contributed by C. Raymond Van Pletsen on Oct 27, 2006
    based on 33 ratings

    The most perfect love gift ever given was the gift God gave at Christmas – the gift of His Son. To help us appreciate that gift, think for a moment of the Nativity scenes you have probably seen all around at Christmas. They usually feature shepherds and W

    THE LOVE OF GOD The Stable In Bethlehem Tells Us Of The Love Of God The Infant In The Manger Tells Us Of The Love Of God INTRODUCTION Pastor: Choose an introduction that illustrates from your life the fact that we seek out gifts that say “I love ...read more

  • Finding Our Native Tongue Series

    Contributed by Eldon Reich on Aug 24, 2007
    based on 5 ratings

    This sermon deals with the lost language of the Christian. We have become a part of the world so much that we no longer have a distintive language.

    FINDING OUR NATIVE TONGUE John 8:42-44 Friends, did you know that there are 6000 languages in the world One is said to disappear every fortnight—2 weeks. 200 years ago the German explorer Alexander von Humboldt stumbled upon a village in what is now Venezuela. While there he heard a ...read more

  • Narnia, New Beginnings And The Nativity Series

    Contributed by Todd Foster on Dec 12, 2005
    based on 8 ratings

    This message ties in the restoration of Narnia with the restoration as described in the book of Ezekiel and brings it home to the hope for restoration that we all have in Christ.

    Sermon Text: Ezekiel 36:36 …the nations all around — all those still left — will know that I, the LORD, rebuilt the ruins and planted lush crops in the wilderness. For I, the LORD, have promised this, and I will do it. 37 "This is what the Sovereign LORD says: I am ready to hear Israel’s prayers ...read more

  • The Nativity Story: Why A Manger?

    Contributed by Bodie And Brock Theone on Oct 26, 2006
    based on 44 ratings

    We look at the adoration on the faces of Mary and Joseph the worship imprinted on the shepherds and the wise men. The wonder that images of angels provoke in us. And we see the Nativity as a sweetly pastoral moment’s peaceful and serene forever frozen in

    Why a Manger? Why the Son of God was born in a stable By Bodie and Brock Thoene. © 1996 Theme: A fresh look at the Christmas story Title: Why a Manger? Topic: The Significance of the Incarnation Texts: Luke 2:1-20, Genesis 3, Genesis 18 and 22:1-19, John 1:26-37 Thesis: Even ...read more

  • The Nativity Story: The Faith Of Mary Series

    Contributed by C. Raymond Van Pletsen on Oct 19, 2006
    based on 40 ratings

    Mary teaches us that we too can be used by God to change the world. We learn from her that . . . Faith is not age-dependent. Faith positions us to be part of the greatest event in all human history. Faith means do what God says regardless of the cost.

    The Faith Of Mary Luke 1:26-38 The Main Idea The Faith of Mary is revealed in the Christmas story. · Mary Was A Teen Believer · Mary Was An Honored Believer · Mary Was A Courageous Believer Mary teaches us that we too can be used by God to change the world. We learn from her that ...read more

  • The Nativity: Light Over Darkness Series

    Contributed by John Phillip R. Pesebre on Dec 3, 2012
    based on 7 ratings

    The birth of Jesus of Nazareth is the good news that the promised Messiah has arrived.

    Introduction Our gospel writer Luke is a very educated man. He was not just an ordinary doctor, "At the top was the equivalent of a surgeon general of the empire. He was by law a noble, a dux (duke) or a vicarius (vicar) of the emperor. He held the title of comes archiatorum, “count of the ...read more

  • The Nativity Scene And Peace

    Contributed by Christopher Martin on Dec 29, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    A Christmas Eve sermon preached Christmas Eve, 2008 at Our Saviour’s Lutheran CHurch, Audubon, IA. It looks at the nativity scene.

    While the birth of our Savior took place over 2000 years ago, I want to begin our Christmas sermon a little more recently. It’s the fall of 1944. Eduard Kaib, an architecht who was serving as a non-commissioned officer in the German army, had been captured by American forces in combat. Kaib ...read more

  • The Nativity Off Script! Series

    Contributed by Owen Bourgaize on Jan 1, 2009

    A poem, ’The Ode to the Innkeeper’ tells of being too busy to recognise Jesus and so leaving him out of our life and a nativity story which points us to receiving Him.

    THE NATIVITY OFF SCRIPT! The innkeeper at Bethlehem was one of the minor characters of the Nativity. He couldn’t find room for Mary as an expectant mother. Why? This poem tells he story. It’s called: THE ODE TO THE INNKEEPER The Innkeeper stands, he is guarding the door He’s got all he ...read more