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  • The Necessity Of The Nativity

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Nov 26, 2007
    based on 13 ratings
     | 1,837 views

    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

  • The Revelation Nativity

    Contributed by Jay Winters on Dec 24, 2007
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,517 views

    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

  • Joseph And The Nativity

    Contributed by Ronald Harbaugh on Dec 14, 2005
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,077 views

    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

  • The Nativity Story: The Courage Of Joseph Series

    Contributed by C. Raymond Van Pletsen on Oct 19, 2006
    based on 108 ratings
     | 24,876 views

    Because of his allegiance to God, Joseph displayed moral courage and manly courage. He showed courage in his personal life, by being a morally and spiritually strong man in a corrupt world.

    THE COURAGE OF JOSEPH Matthew 1:18-25 The Main Idea Because of his allegiance to God, Joseph displayed moral courage and manly courage. Moral. He showed courage in his personal life, by being a morally and spiritually strong man in a corrupt world. Manly. He demonstrated his courage ...read more

  • The Nativity Story: The Faith Of Mary Series

    Contributed by C. Raymond Van Pletsen on Oct 19, 2006
    based on 40 ratings
     | 13,953 views

    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 Story: Why A Manger?

    Contributed by Bodie And Brock Theone on Oct 26, 2006
    based on 44 ratings
     | 13,350 views

    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 Love Of God

    Contributed by C. Raymond Van Pletsen on Oct 27, 2006
    based on 33 ratings
     | 11,866 views

    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

  • The Biblical Nativity Scene

    Contributed by Billy Kryger on May 21, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 2,269 views

    Most nativity scenes, along with the shepherds, animals, and, of course Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus in the manger, have three regal figures standing there: the Magi, (they’re normally called wisemen). While that makes for a beautiful picture, it is Scrip

    INTRODUCTION: * My wife likes nativity scenes. She has several. * Many churches display nativity scenes—some are live. * Hollywood has even gotten into the act—“The Nativity Story” * Most nativity scenes, along with the shepherds, animals, and, of course Mary, Joseph and Baby Jesus in the ...read more

  • Finding Our Native Tongue Series

    Contributed by Eldon Reich on Aug 24, 2007
    based on 5 ratings
     | 1,861 views

    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
     | 1,680 views

    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: Love Was Born On Christmas

    Contributed by C. Raymond Van Pletsen on Oct 27, 2006
    based on 14 ratings
     | 14,635 views

    God is love and so, when Jesus was born love entered into human history in a new and unique way. When a person believes in Jesus, love is birthed in him or her by God the Spirit as a by-product of the eternal life of Christ. That’s the message of Chri

    LOVE WAS BORN ON CHRISTMAS Luke 2:1-20 THE IDEA God is love and so, when Jesus was born love entered into human history in a new and unique way. When a person believes in Jesus, love is birthed in him or her by God the Spirit as a by-product of the eternal life of Christ. That’s the ...read more

  • The Nativity Story: The Hope Of The Wise Men

    Contributed by C. Raymond Van Pletsen on Oct 30, 2006
    based on 40 ratings
     | 12,984 views

    The Magi followed the directions of God’s Word to Jesus and submitted to Him as their King. We should follow in their footsteps!

    THE HOPE OF THE WISE MEN Matthew 2:1-12 The Main Idea The Magi followed the directions of God’s Word to Jesus and submitted to Him as their King. We should follow in their footsteps! Outline GOD IS THE SOURCE OF HOPE The Magi were looking forward to the coming of the King of ...read more

  • God's Law And Grace Are Revealed In The Nativity

    Contributed by Ronald Harbaugh on Dec 19, 2006
    based on 2 ratings
     | 800 views

    A Christmas Eve sermon, written in poetry

    Christmas Eve December 24, 2006 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

  • Away In A Manger

    Contributed by William Mouser on Dec 28, 2005
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,146 views

    Christmas Eve sermon; Develops the spiritual impact of the first Nativity by comparing the oldest nativity scene with a modern nativity scene.

    Psalm 96, Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1 - 20 Away in a manger The gospel lesson for the Feast of the Nativity shows us a scene that has become immortalized in Christian culture over the past 2,000 years. the nativity scene. Jesus is there in a manger, Mary and Joseph, the shepherds. ...read more

  • Follow The Way

    Contributed by David Lewis on Dec 20, 2006
    based on 1 rating
     | 981 views

    Evangelistic sermon on a Nativity Sunday

    We have seen this morning that Jesus is the way, and that we should seek to follow the way. Whenever you go on a journey, the first thing to decide is where you are going! The disciples asked Jesus, “We do not know where you are going, and how can we know the way?” Jesus was talking about ...read more