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  • Putting The Easter Back Into Christmas

    Contributed by Robert Leroe on Dec 26, 2003
    based on 25 ratings

    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, more

  • Navidad Y Paganismo

    Contributed by Josue Martinez on Dec 8, 2008
    based on 13 ratings

    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 more

  • Ambassadors For Christ

    Contributed by Vonnie James on Aug 27, 2008
    based on 1 rating

    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 more

  • What If Jesus Had Not Been Born?

    Contributed by Howard Gwartney on Dec 22, 2002
    based on 44 ratings

    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 more

  • Three Important Questions

    Contributed by Dr. C. David White on Dec 2, 2002
    based on 20 ratings

    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? more

  • The Best Gift

    Contributed by Richard Cook on Aug 25, 2009
    based on 4 ratings

    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 more

  • Glory To God In The Highest Series

    Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Dec 16, 2002
    based on 21 ratings

    Fascinating and rarely heard insights to the details of that first Christmas provoke a spirit of true worship.

    BULLETIN INSERT NOTES: The Date of Christ’s Birth By Ed Vasicek In 525 A.D., Dionysius, a Scythian monk, was asked to determine the year of Jesus’ birth. He did the best job he could. He determined that the Roman year 754 was the Christian year “1 A.D.” Although Dionysius’ effort is to be more

  • My Christmas Sermon

    Contributed by Marvin Howard on Aug 30, 2003
    based on 14 ratings

    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 more

  • Let Us Go To Bethlehem And Find The Faith Of Christmas Series

    Contributed by Mark Roper on Dec 17, 2008

    Today our Christmas traditions have evolved from the different ways Christmas is celebrated around the world. Immigrants have brought their customs with them, and as a result we have a great diversity of customs, traditions, and fantasy’s that obscures t

    Let Us Go to Bethlehem and Find the Faith of Christmas Luke 2:15-20 It is hard to imagine not celebrating Christmas, yet during the infancy of America Christmas was banned and for a time, and even illegal. How did we get to where we are now? Christmas evolved out of the old Roman festival more

  • Can We Take Christmas

    Contributed by Keith Broyles on Oct 4, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    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 more

  • Celebrating Epiphany Isaiah 60__ 1 – 6

    Contributed by Charles Scott on Jan 19, 2008
    based on 2 ratings

    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. more

  • Christians And Christmas, Part 1 - An Overview Series

    Contributed by Warren Lamb on Nov 29, 2006
    based on 3 ratings

    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 more

  • Waiting For The Christmas Miracle

    Contributed by William Yates on Dec 3, 2003
    based on 55 ratings

    In the story of Jesus being presented in the Temple we see the faithfulness of Anna and Simeon.

    Luke 2 Jesus Presented in the Temple 22 Now when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were completed, they brought Him to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord 23(as it is written in the law of the Lord, "Every male who opens the womb shall be called holy to the LORD"), 24and more

  • Ornaments On A Christian Tree

    Contributed by James May on Dec 7, 2005
    based on 27 ratings

    We are often referred to, in one way or another, as trees of God. This Christmas season, let’s make sure our tree bears the right ornaments.

    ORNAMENTS ON A CHRISTIAN TREE By Pastor Jim May King Tut never saw a Christmas tree, but he would have understood the tradition. The Egyptians were part of a long line of cultures that treasured and worshipped evergreens. When the winter solstice arrived, they brought green date palm more

  • Christians And Christmas, Part 2 - Our Traditions Series

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

    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 more