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The Four Gifts of Three Wise Men "And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh." (Matthew 2:11) As we celebrate God's…
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FAITH The world is looking for a safe place to put their faith. Greed, power, the love of money and doubt destroy lives. The resulting hurt keeps people from trusting each other, and more importantly from trusting in God. The motion picture, “Miracle on 34th Street is a call to come back to a simple…
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Luke 2:8-14 And in the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields, and keeping watch over their flock by night.  And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; and they were terribly frightened.  And the angel said to them,…
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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.
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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.
The Mystery of Jesus
For many, Jesus is a mystery. Who is He? Is He God? Is He man? If He is both, and we believe He is, what did it mean for God's Son to become a man? This is the real meaning of Christmas.
What was Jonah’s Problem? Jonah has an interesting story. A problem of sorts. Have you ever thought about why he had such a passion to not go to Nineveh? It is really simple; He hated the Assyrians. Throughout the history of the Israelites the Assyrians have been their enemies. Cruel and relentless enemies.…
The Wonder of Jesus' Birth
Introduction Now Elisabeth’s full time came that she should be delivered; and she brought forth a son. And her neighbours and her cousins heard how the Lord had shewed great mercy upon her; and they rejoiced with her. And it came to pass, that on the eighth day they came to circumcise the child; and…
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Matthew 2:1-12 This morning our text is Matthew 2:1-12, the passage of scripture that describes the wise men's search for the Messiah so they could worship Him and give Him gifts. Before I read the scripture, I want to ask you how your shopping is going? How many of you are completely done? Raise your…
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…
WEAKNESS All I Want for Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth" is a novelty Christmas song written in 1944 by Donald Yetter Gardner while teaching music at public schools in Smithtown, New York. He asked his second grade class what they wanted for Christmas, and noticed that almost all of the students had…
“It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.” —Henry David Thoreau INTRO - In the fist century the world was unaware of that the event, the biggest sense creation, happened and that Jesus was born. It’s easy for use to overlook that today as most people are somewhat aware of the birth…