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  • Forcing People To Be Good, Can It Happen? Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Oct 14, 2021

    It’s alien to Christ’s life and law of love to force compliance. One cannot and may not try to force sanctity or even basic justice on another.

    Sophomore year in high school. We were assigned to study world history at that time, and we were using a Christian textbook, which rightly saw Jesus Christ as the center of all history. We even date years before and after the birth of Christ, even though the time line is about 3 years off what was more

  • Advent 2019 - At Just The Right Time Series

    Contributed by Stephen Belokur on Dec 2, 2019

    Why was the time of the Roman Empire "just the right time" or "the fullness of time" for Jesus to come into the world for our salvation?

    Advent 2019 – At Just The Right Time Please stand as we read our newest memory Scripture together … Jude 1:24-25 “To Him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before His glorious presence without fault and with great joy – “To the only God our Savior be glory, majesty, power more

  • Understanding The Center

    Contributed by Steven Ferber on Dec 20, 2012
    based on 4 ratings

    Just as Copernicus discovered the center of the solar system and changed science forever, understanding the center of Christmas, Jesus Christ, changes our lives forever.

    Here we are, Christmas Eve 2012. That must mean the world didn’t end on December 21st; that’s a good thing! But December 21st is still an important date. It’s the 1st the day of winter, the shortest day of the year for the northern hemisphere, the day the North Pole is tilted the farthest more

  • The Gift Of His Peace Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Dec 29, 2012
    based on 65 ratings

    Jesus said He offered a different peace than the world did. But what kind of peace does the world offer us and how is what Jesus gives better than that?

    OPEN: How many of you have ever heard of a singer named Travis Tritt? Now he’s a famous Country singer, but before he made it big, Tritt spent years playing in small out-of-the-way bars and taverns. He said that (as you might expect) these were dangerous places. His fans were mostly drunks more

  • Jesus Christ In The Old Testament: He Rules!

    Contributed by Dr. David Hallum on Nov 1, 2018

    The Lamb of God Is also the Lion Of Judah!

    Jesus Christ in the Old Testament: He Rules! Isaiah 9.6-7 Introduction: No one can afford the price of war. One website reports 64 nations are currently involved in armed conflicts. When and how will they end? We want peace, but not at the expense of justice. Jesus was born during a time of more

  • God Does Not Cheat: Christmas 2020 Series

    Contributed by W Pat Cunningham on Dec 24, 2020

    Even in these troubled days, as in every century of the Church’s existence, we are renewed in the Holy Spirit given by Jesus.

    Christmas 2020: God Does Not Cheat Every Christmas, especially in troubled times, we are naturally tempted to see images of the little Christ Child in the manger, surrounded by His mother and father and shepherds and lambs and calves and we try to imagine ourselves in our own infancy, hopefully more

  • "Caesar Or Jesus" Series

    Contributed by Charles Scott on Feb 24, 2008
    based on 5 ratings

    The coming of Christ forced upon humanity a choice between serving Caesar, the god of this world, and the Kingdom of God.

    Luke 2__1-14 Caesar or Jesus Christmas 2007 December 25, 2007 "Caesar or Jesus" Introduction As Luke tells the story of Jesus’ birth he relates the story of 3 Kings. No, I’m not talking here about the visit of the Magi, the Wisemen from the East. I refer to 3 better known kings: King more

  • Advent With Handel's Messiah 5 Series

    Contributed by Mike Wilkins on Jan 4, 2009
    based on 1 rating

    Jesus brings peace through the means of peace

    First Sunday After Christmas December 28, 2008 Advent Series based on Scripture in Handel’s Messiah Read p. xvii in the Voice from on High Song 18 Zechariah 9:9-10 The Magi come to honour a king – what kind of king? Alexander vs Jesus Alexander – verses 3-7a – an empire based on force and more

  • If Rock's Could Talk

    Contributed by Marc Bertrand on Nov 4, 2004
    based on 24 ratings

    A third person Christmas narrative told from the perspective of a rock watching the comings and goings of a millenia of people around Bethlehem.

    Year by year we faithfully return to these passages to consider this Christmas story. Most of you have heard the story from childhood on, that the Son of God was born, not in a palace but a stable. So common in this story that we see portions of it painted is store windows, broadcast on TV shows more

  • God Is A Devoted Gardener, We Are The Stewards Of It.

    Contributed by Paul Andrew on Aug 22, 2017

    Reminds me of my parent’s motto: Gardening Forever... Housework Whenever.

    27A God is a Devoted Gardener of a vineyard, and we are the stewards of it. Reminds me of my parent’s motto: Gardening Forever... Housework Whenever. We could see our Readings today in terms of practices that produce good grapes or bad grapes. 1). The vineyard in our First Reading is described more

  • Christmas Eve

    Contributed by Brady Boyd on Dec 19, 2018
    based on 4 ratings

    Since 1965, America has heard Linus tell the shepherd's version of the Christmas story. Why did God announce the birth to shepherds?

    Christmas Eve 2018 Since 1965, America has heard Linus tell the shepherd’s version of the Christmas story. Why did God announce the birth to shepherds? Shepherds were not allowed to testify in court and often were accused of being petty thieves. Shepherds were usually social and religious more

  • The Price Of Pride Series

    Contributed by Rich Dunbar on Apr 25, 2005
    based on 24 ratings

    This sermon looks at the pride of Herod Agrippa in Acts 12:1-4 and 20-24.

    The Purpose Pride ruled (v. 1) – Herod Agrippa is the grandson of Herod the Great. He is the first heir of Herod’s to hold the title of King since his grandfather’s death. He is also the first person to rule over the same complete kingdom since his grandfather. He had been in previous trouble more

  • The Reason The Angels Were Singin’

    Contributed by Mike Fogerson on Jul 25, 2016

    2,015 Years ago, Angels came singing to shepherds who were tending sheep between Jerusalem & Bethlehem. Why were they singing?

    The Reason The Angels Were Singin’ (Christmas Message) Luke 2.10-14 December 20, 2015 CFBC Chester, IL Dr. Mike Fogerson, Speaker A The Pax Romana (Roman Peace) came in to effect 27 B.C. and lasted for nearly 200 (180 AD) years. 1 It’s been said that this period was the longest more

  • Angel Gabriel Was Sent. Series

    Contributed by Roy Fowler on Dec 5, 2014

    Story about Mary.

    The traditional Christmas story from the Gospel of Luke begins this way: “In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman world” (Luke 2:1). Most of us read those words without giving them a second thought. Caesar Augustus reigned as more

  • Good News Of Great Joy Series

    Contributed by Travis Moore on Jan 16, 2001
    based on 125 ratings

    The Joy of Christmas

    GOOD NEWS OF GREAT JOY Luke 2:1-52 Introduction: A BIBLICAL VIEW OF JOY A. Psalm 16:11 - "In Your presence is fullness of JOY..." B. Psalm 51:12 - "Restore to me the JOY of your salvation" C. Jeremiah 15:16 - "Your Words ..were my JOY and my heart’s delight" D. Luke 15:7 - "There is more JOY more