Daniel Waterman • Illustration • • 285 views
A little boy and girl were singing their favorite Christmas carol in church the Sunday before Christmas. The boy concluded “Silent Night” with the words, “Sleep in heavenly beans.” “No,” his sister corrected, “not beans, peas.”  The people of that time were being heavily taxed, and faced every prospect…
Faithlife Sermons • Sermon • • 235 views
Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ, provides Christians with an example of obedience to God and trust in Christ. She shared in the sufferings of her son, and took her place alongside the other disciples.
Faithlife Sermons • Sermon • • 148 views
Jesus Christ was born to a poor unmarried Jewish couple in the village of Bethlehem. As Son of God, he was conceived by the Holy Spirit in the womb of his mother Mary.
Michael Stark • Sermon • • 93 views
“In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city…
I Will Build My Church: Luke & Acts Series
This season of the year draws out those newspapers and magazine articles that attack, question and lament the issue of the virgin birth... One writer for the New York Times put the lament plainly: “The faith in the Virgin Birth reflects the way American Christianity is becoming less intellectual and…
Jim L. Wilson • Sermon • • 36 views
Matthew 1:20 I've titled this morning's message, Christmas Dreams. As I announce the title, can you hear Bing Crosby singing, "I'm dreaming of a White Christmas" in the back of your mind? What are Christmas dreams made of? Does your dream involve a particular family tradition? Do you think of Christmases…
Faithlife Sermons • Sermon • • 36 views
Jesus Christ’s human ancestry is traced back in two separate lines to David and thence back to Adam. Jesus’ descent from David is of importance for his Messianic claims.
Ruth Sisson • Megiddo Church • Sermon • • 33 views • 53:50
The prophet Daniel predicted 600+ years before Christ that a sinister power would arise (Rome) that would change God’s “times and laws.” – Daniel 7:25 Just as prophesied, the calendar was changed several times, the names of the days of the week were changed and a celebration of Jesus' birth was changed from a March-April time-frame to about 9 months later on December 25th, to match a pagan celebration by Sun worshipers of the sun turning northward (Saturnalia) with a worship of the Son (Sun) of God. This effort was a compromise that the Roman church made in order to gain more power and get Sun worshipers into the church. This certainly does not follow the instructions of Christ that He was "not of the world" - John 17:14, 16, and the Apostle Paul to, "Come out from among them and be separate..." – 2 Corinthians 6:17 During our worship service for our future, coming king, we go over the historical facts that lead us to celebrate Christ's birth at a very different time than the rest of the world. Join us in celebration and worship. The time of His coming is near! ***NOTE: Some songs are a little loud
The Call of Christmas
That night there were shepherds staying in the fields nearby, guarding their flocks of sheep. Suddenly, an angel of the Lord appeared among them, and the radiance of the Lord’s glory surrounded them. They were terrified, but the angel reassured them. “Don’t be afraid!” he said. “I bring you good news…
Michael Stark • Sermon • • 29 views
“For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”  “His Name shall be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” With…
Jim L. Wilson • Sermon • • 27 views
Luke 1:35 "And the angel answered and said to her, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; and for that reason the holy offspring shall be called the Son of God." A ten-year old, who was becoming quite knowledgeable about the Bible because of her grandmother's…
Rev. Claude L. White, Jr. • Sermon • • 26 views
Why I celebrate Christmas Christmas reminds me that God keeps His promises The birth of Christ was not an event which occurred by accident. Jesus’ birth was planned by God. The prophets of old predicted and proclaimed of this spectacular moment in time. God promised Christ would be born and God kept…
Good Morning, A few years ago we visited Yosemite national park and it is the most incredible stunning place on the planet… On the way home we took route 120 to leave the National park but after a while discovered the road had a lot sharp bend…and we started to suffer from car sickness and nausea… Then…
Faithlife Sermons • Sermon • • 22 views
The assuming by God of human nature in the person of Jesus Christ. The incarnation is the fixed and permanent physical dwelling of God in his world, as opposed to the temporary manifestation of the divine presence and power in a theophany.
What Child is This?
Rick Page • Sermon • • 20 views
Joseph WCIT What child is this, who laid to rest, On Mary's lap is sleeping? Whom angels greet with anthems sweet, While shepherds watch are keeping? This, this is Christ the King, Whom shepherds guard and angels sing: Haste, haste to bring…
Michael Stark • Sermon • • 18 views
“In the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. And the angel said to them, ‘Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of…
Michael Stark • Sermon • • 18 views
“But there will be no gloom for her who was in anguish. In the former time he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the latter time he has made glorious the way of the sea, the land beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations. “The people who walked in darkness have…