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  • Is Christmas Pagan?

    Contributed by I. G. Spong on Dec 21, 2017
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,319 views

    Is Christmas pagan? Is it okay for Christians to observe? Is Christmas even in the Bible?

    Prelude Is Christmas pagan? Is it okay for Christians to observe? Is Christmas even in the Bible? Purpose: Let’s examine the worth of Christmas and why it’s a perfectly fine Christian celebration. Plan: Let’s ask some questions that are controversial in some churches and look at the story ...read more

  • Happy Hanukah Marv Series

    Contributed by Thomas Swope on Jul 10, 2017
     | 1,577 views

    A study of the Gospel of John 10: 22 – 42

    John 10: 22 – 42 Happy Hanukah Marv 22 Now it was the Feast of Dedication in Jerusalem, and it was winter. 23 And Jesus walked in the temple, in Solomon’s porch. 24 Then the Jews surrounded Him and said to Him, “How long do You keep us in doubt? If You are the Christ, tell us plainly.” 25 ...read more

  • Putting The Easter Back Into Christmas

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Dec 26, 2003
    based on 25 ratings
     | 1,395 views

    Jesus came at the right time. We need to be careful not to bi-pass Bethlehem.

    Putting the Easter Back in Christmas, Pastor Bob Leroe, Cliftondale Congregational Church, Saugus, Massachusetts I’ve been reading about how Japan celebrates Christmas, which has become a major event over there. They put up decorations, exchange presents, send cards, sing yuletide songs, ...read more

  • Navidad Y Paganismo

    Contributed by Josue Martinez on Dec 8, 2008
    based on 12 ratings
     | 5,236 views

    Por oponerme a algunas tradiciones navideñas me han criticado

    NAVIDAD Y PAGANISMO. Por hablar contra algunas tradiciones navideñas me han dicho: fanático, legalista, ¿se cree usted que sabe más que los demás pastores que ponen árbol en sus iglesias? Usted se parece a los Testigos de Jehová, y todo por oponerme a una “sagrada tradición”. Si ustedes ...read more

  • Should We Celebrate Christmas? Series

    Contributed by Michael Stark on Dec 17, 2011
     | 1,612 views

    We are responsible to maintain our focus on Him Whom we call "Lord." At no time has this become more critical than during the Christmas Season.

    “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. In him was life, and the life was the light of men. The light shines in the darkness, and ...read more

  • Ambassadors For Christ

    Contributed by Vonnie James on Aug 27, 2008
    based on 1 rating
     | 2,522 views

    It a sermon about asking persons to reconcile to God.

    Introduction: Recently in Grenada, we went through a general election and a carnival. These two experiences have forever changed our country, our community, our family, our churches. Most importantly it has changed our relationship to and with God. I say this mean that: for the first time in my ...read more

  • Three Important Questions

    Contributed by Dr. C. David White on Dec 2, 2002
    based on 20 ratings
     | 1,143 views

    At Christmas there are "little" questions and there are "big" questions. Some must be answered.

    WHAT’S HAPPENED TO CHRISTMAS? 1- Shopping complex said ’no’ to a church’s regular request to put up a nativity scene. They said it didn’t fit the theme? (Fairy story and robotics themes this Christmas)? 2- Why do Secular/capitalist cultures trivialize and commercialize anything sacred? ...read more

  • What If Jesus Had Not Been Born?

    Contributed by Howard Gwartney on Dec 22, 2002
    based on 42 ratings
     | 6,613 views

    Five viewpoints of what would have happened if Jesus had not been born.

    What If Jesus Had Not Been Born? Luke 2:1-20 INTRO. I’m amazed at how our society is trying to de-Christianize everything, including Christmas. We can say Happy Hanukkah or Happy Kwanzaa, etc. But don’t say “Merry Christmas.” There is an attempt to “sanitize” Christmas of its ...read more

  • The Best Gift

    Contributed by Richard Cook on Aug 25, 2009
    based on 2 ratings
     | 3,787 views

    This is a message to let everyone know that the best gift is LOVE.

    This is the time of the year we think of gifts and no doubt by now some of you have opened some from friends and family co-workers ect.. We all enjoy gifts. Matt. 2:1,2, 11 Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the ...read more

  • My Christmas Sermon

    Contributed by Marvin Howard on Aug 30, 2003
    based on 12 ratings
     | 2,504 views

    This is my christmas sermon, in which the origins of the day are examined.

    This page will not be for everyone. I am a preacher. I am now disabled. I still love to preach, so from time to time, I will post sermons here for those interested. I am a man, and like ALL other men, I am fallible. So, PLEASE check the information I give for yourself, and be as noble as those of ...read more

  • Celebrating Epiphany Isaiah 60__ 1 – 6

    Contributed by Charles Scott on Jan 19, 2008
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,904 views

    Where is He born King of the Jews? Where was God in the slaughter of the innocents? God was in a caring Father and Mother who fled to Egypt to protect the precious life of the child. God was in this Christ reconciling the world to himself.

    Celebrating Epiphany Isaiah 60__ 1 – 6 Isaiah 60: 1 – 6, Ephesians 3: 1 – 12 and Matthew 2: 1 – 12. The Christian’s calendar is always out of sync with the secular calendar. And to further confuse Christian children in regard to holidays, the sacred holidays differ from Church to Church. ...read more

  • Can We Take Christmas

    Contributed by Keith Broyles on Oct 4, 2007
    based on 3 ratings
     | 1,098 views

    For many of those that are among us, however, each Christmas becomes more and more difficult to endure. It is a joyous time, but there is also more loneliness, depression, heartache, and disappointment at this time than any other of the year. Can we en

    I read a story this past week about a woman who, in early December had stopped at a grocery store to pick up a few things on her lunch break. One of them was a cinnamon-scented air freshener. She had smelled a candle with the same scent in the store but wanted to know exactly what the air ...read more

  • Christians And Christmas, Part 1 - An Overview Series

    Contributed by Warren Lamb on Nov 29, 2006
    based on 2 ratings
     | 1,448 views

    What comes to your mind when I said the word, “Christmas”? Christmas trees, presents, lights, candles, food, parties, snow, decorations, the star, angels, Santa Claus…wow! There are about a zillion symbols we have for Christmas, aren’t there? What do they

    If everyone would take a moment and close their eyes…I am going to say a word and I want you to tell me what you picture when I say it. Ready? Christmas. What came to your mind when I said the word, “Christmas”? Christmas trees, presents, lights, candles, food, parties, snow, decorations, the ...read more

  • Antiochus Iv Epiphanes: The Antichrist Of The Old Testament

    Contributed by Larry Cockerham on Oct 11, 2008
    based on 7 ratings
     | 5,010 views

    Antiochus IV Epiphanes was the eighth in a succession of twenty-six kings who ruled from 175—164 BC over the Syrian section of Alexander’s empire and is undoubtedly one of the greatest prototypes of the Antichrist in all of God’s Word.

    Antiochus IV Epiphanes was the eighth in a succession of twenty-six kings who ruled from 175—164 BC over the Syrian section of Alexander’s empire. He is referred to as the “little horn” in Daniel 8:9. The name Epiphanes means the “Illustrious One,” although his contemporaries nicknamed him ...read more

  • Christians And Christmas, Part 2 - Our Traditions Series

    Contributed by Warren Lamb on Nov 29, 2006
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,274 views

    Last time we learned that the many and varied traditions that we associate with Christmas in America today are from a variety of nations and faith systems and ethnicities. Today we are going to look at some of the traditions that make up the Christmas hol

    As Christmas draws nearer and homes and businesses become more decorated with the symbols of the holiday, I believe it is good for us to pause and reflect on why we do what we do this time of year. Is it simply for traditions’ sake, or is there a more significant meaning? J.I. Packer wrote, “All ...read more