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  • The Christmas Wreath

    Contributed by David Rigg on Dec 6, 2018

    Get a fresh Christmas wreath. Make sure it has evergreen branches, some Holly and Holly berries, some miniature fruit, and thorns in it. Then you'll be ready to preach this Christmas sermon.

    The Christmas Wreath Matthew 1:18-21 [18] Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit. [19] Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not wanting to make her a public ...read more

  • Advent 1: Hope Series

    Contributed by Scott Jensen on Dec 6, 2004
    based on 60 ratings

    The first in a series explaining the symbolism of the Christmas Wreath - Hope. Prophecy of OT fulfilled in John the Baptist.

    Advent 1: Hope Luke 1: 5-25 Grace, mercy and peace, from God our Father above, Jesus Christ our savior and the Holy Spirit who strengthens us and keeps us in the faith. Amen. Today we start the first part of a sermon series based on the symbolism of the Christmas wreath. During this ...read more

  • Advent 2: Preparation Series

    Contributed by Scott Jensen on Dec 8, 2004
    based on 21 ratings

    2nd in series on Advent Wreath - Sermon focuses on ’preperation’. Prophecy of OT fulfilled in Jesus.

    Advent 2: Preparation Luke 1:26-38 Today, we celebrate the 2nd week in the Advent season. We continue with our sermon series on the Advent wreath. Last week, we talked about the first candle and its’ representation of Hope. This week, we will look at the 2nd candle ...read more

  • Advent 4: Love Series

    Contributed by Scott Jensen on Dec 22, 2004
    based on 34 ratings

    Fourth in a series on the symbolism of the Advent Wreath. How we are to show love.

    Advent 4: Love Genesis 3:8-15 1 John 4:7-21 Luke 1:57-80 In the past three weeks, we have been building up to this week. In two more days, we will be celebrating the birth of our savior. We’ve used this Advent season to help us prepare for this holiday as well as reflect on what Christmas ...read more

  • Advent Candlelighting Liturgy

    Contributed by The Rev Deniray Mueller on Nov 30, 2019

    liturgy for lighting of each of the candles in the Advent wreath

    As the season of Advent approaches, I am re-posting an Advent Candlelighting liturgy. . . Blessed Advent! Advent Candlelighting Liturgy First Sunday in Advent Leader: Lord our God, we praise you for your Son, Jesus Christ. He is Emmanuel, the hope of all peoples; he is the wisdom that teaches ...read more

  • The Light Of Jesus Series

    Contributed by Lynn Malone on Dec 5, 2018

    Lights and Christmas go together like peas and carrots. The message series reflects on the candles of the Advent wreath. The message concerns the Christ candle at the center of the Advent wreath.

    All the Pretty Lights: The Light of Jesus John 1:1 – 14 For our guests, we’ve been talking about all the pretty lights of Christmas here at FUMC, Monroe for the past four weeks. We’ve talked about the lights of Christmas, their origins and meanings, and we’ve lighted a light on the Advent ...read more

  • Paul's Pattern In Striving For A Crown Series

    Contributed by Freddy Fritz on Oct 8, 2011
    based on 1 rating

    In our lesson today we learn that just as athletes exercise rigorous self-control in order to win a perishable prize, so we as Christians must exercise rigorous self-control in order to win an imperishable prize.

    Scripture We continue our study in The First Letter of Paul to the Corinthians in a series I am calling Challenges Christians Face. One of the challenges that Christians face is the issue of Christian liberty. Let’s learn about this in a message I am calling, “Paul’s Pattern ...read more

  • A Light In The Darkness

    Contributed by David Dewitt on Dec 29, 2011
    based on 4 ratings

    The message from our annual Christmas Eve candlelight communion service

    A Light in the Darkness Colossians 1:15-20 Christmas Eve Message In the beginning of God’s relationship with humanity, there was peace, harmony and unity. The relationship Adam and Eve enjoyed with God in the Garden was perfect. The perfect relationship was marred and corrupted by the ...read more

  • What Is Advent (Hope, Love, Joy, Peace)

    Contributed by The Rev Deniray Mueller on Nov 30, 2019

    An overview of the four Sundays of Advent and what each candle means

    Today we will enter into the Christian Season of Advent. ‘Advent’ comes from the Latin word meaning ‘coming’ or ‘arrival’. This is the time when Christians look forward to the birth of Jesus in that manger in Bethlehem. In the early days of the church, Advent was a time of prayer and confession. ...read more

  • Advent 3: Joy Is No Secret Series

    Contributed by Scott Jensen on Dec 16, 2004
    based on 60 ratings

    Third in the series. A continuation of the explanation of the Christmas wreath and it’s symbolism.

    Advent 3: Joy is no secret Luke 1:39 – 56 Genesis: 22: 1-19 1 Peter 1:3-12 Tonight, we celebrate the 3rd week in the Advent as we move toward Christmas. We will continue our sermon series tonight looking at the meaning behind the Advent wreath. The first candle represents Hope. The ...read more

  • Christmas Candlelight Service

    Contributed by Jody Brock on Dec 24, 2007
    based on 7 ratings

    Brief Christmas Candlelight service that encompasses the Advent wreath and the lighting of the Advent candles.

    Welcome/Opening Prayer Lighting of the Advent Candle of Hope Jesus’ birth brought hope into a world that felt hopeless. The people were under Roman rule and high taxes. God had promised them a Savior, a king who would overthrow the Romans and rule like King David. Had God forgotten His ...read more

  • Daily News: A Special Baby #1 Series

    Contributed by Robert Butler on Oct 22, 2019

    A special couple have a special baby should have been the headline. We know Christmas is really about Jesus but many of miss the headline even today.

    The Gospel According to Luke reports a local Jerusalem couple, Zacharias and Elizabeth, are expecting a baby boy. Witnesses testify this good news may be connected to a Temple incident including Zacharias. Temple police continue to identify witnesses as an angelic proclamation is currently being ...read more

  • Happy Birthday Jesus

    Contributed by Russell Brownworth on Dec 21, 2000
    based on 81 ratings

    The meaning of the candles in an Advent Wreath; Prophecy, Bethlehem, Shepherds, Salvation and the Birth (Incarnation) of Christ

    Happy Birthday, Jesus (An Advent Celebration) Luke 2.1-20 December 24, 2000 An Advent Wreath has five candles representing different parts of the Christmas story. They consist of three white candles (Prophecy, Bethlehem and Shepherds), a purple candle (our ...read more

  • Tis The Season.... Tis The Reason

    Contributed by Clarence Eisberg on Dec 23, 2019

    The title had the art work of the green wreath of Christmas juxtaposed to the wreath of thorns. There can be no Christmas with the Cross and Easter event. some phrases form Rev. Ken Pritchard (Keep Believing Ministry) And the "gospel statement" from Rev. Ken Klaas

    In Jesus Holy Name December 24, 2019 Text: Matthew 1:20b-23 Christmas Eve - Redeemer “Tis the Season ---Tis the Reason” (note: I added the visual art work Green wreath & Crown of Thorns) When it comes to Christmas, every preacher faces the same challenge. How do ...read more

  • The Light Of Hope Series

    Contributed by Lynn Malone on Dec 5, 2018

    Lights and Christmas go together like peas and carrots. This message series reflects on the four candles of the Advent wreath. We begin with the hope candle.

    All the Pretty Lights: The Light of Hope Luke 2: 1 – 5 You just can’t do Christmas without lights! They’re my favorite Christmas tradition. There’s much I find about Christmas challenging—not the holiday itself, but all the surrounding ado. I’d just as soon we skip most of the Christmas ...read more