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Christmas Bright Star shows a silhouette of Bethlehem and the manger scene in front of a bright shining star that shows the way. This slide is great for announcement slides and worship backgrounds.
Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. But as he…
Hope For 2021
A brief series of three messages from Matthew's Gospel for Christmas 2020 (and the New Year) to remind Christians that our hope for 2021 is not in improved circumstance but in Whom we trust and serve. By faith in Him we need not fear or falter but press ahead in His fullness.
Christmas for the Broken
Life is filled with plot twists. You think a story is going in one direction but then it suddenly turns in a completely different direction. You are downsized from a job Your marriage ends A mate dies You are diagnosed with a disease You have a car accident A natural disaster impacts your life Life is…
I Will Build My Church: Luke & Acts Series
Each Christmas I preach on the birth of Jesus Christ. It seems fitting because Christmas is about Him! There is always this temptation or struggle to somehow make this fresh, amazing, powerful. I’m going to leave that in God’s hands today, ( truth is I should leave it there every time .) Today I want…
The Christmas You've Always Longed For
I was out yesterday. . . but not for long. Traffic was heavy. The stores were crowded. The lines were long. And I wasn't in the mood. I saw many people . . . mostly husbands wandering aimlessly in stores waiting for the time when they could "get out of there." Have you noticed that even though we have…
The Call of the Angels
There are things that seem unbelievable to us until we see evidence they are true. Imagine someone who was transplanted from 200 years ago into the 21st century. If you told them that we had a large metal tube you could fill with hundreds of people that would fly across the country in a couple of hours,…
Who is This Jesus?
Rev. Bruce Goettsche • Union Church of La Harpe Illinois • Sermon • • 69 views
It is not uncommon when you get a group of mothers together that they begin telling the stories about the birth of their children. There are horror stories of labor that lasted for days. There are the seemingly unbelievable stories of how babies just seemed to magically appear with barely any effort.…
Matthew 1:18-25 highlights that obedience as seen through the: 1) The Predicament of Joseph (Matthew 1:18-19), 2) The Point to Joseph (Matthew 1:20-21), 3) The Prophecy for Joseph (Matthew 1:22-23), and 4) The Performance of Joseph (Matthew 1:24-25)
RCL - Advent
Benjamin Snyder • Sermon • • 60 views • 15:14
This advent homily attends to Joseph's perspective of the conception and birth of Jesus. It highlights how messy the Christmas story was when not viewed in hindsight. It raises questions about the slowness and inefficiency of God's salvation. The good news that it proclaims is that God is with us.
A dramatic monologue of Joseph's experience of the birth of Christ focusing on the way he was inconvenienced by God's plan and what that suggests to us as we follow God's plan.
Holiday Season 2020
Join us for our candlelight service at 6:30 pm. We are going to sing, we are going to be encouraged, and we are going to join together to let the light of Christ shine brighter then ever.
What Child is This?
Rick Page • Sermon • • 21 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…
GOD CAN BECAUSE GOD IS
At a time of celebration, perhaps you’re experiencing changes that are challenging your faith. The good news is that this is the season where we're reminded of God's unwavering love, promise, and miracle. It is the one that manifest joy to the world. You wonder how?, GOD CAN BECAUSE GOD IS!
Pastor Glenn • Grace United Family Church • Sermon • • 14 views • 29:41
We live in a pluralistic society. Obviously. Why then do we as a culture set aside weeks, if not months preparing for a distinctively Christian holiday, celebrating the birth of the Jewish Messiah? Do we even need Christmas? Come with the Grace United crew as we talk about and seek an answer to the question: "Who needs Christmas?"
Pastor Glenn • Grace United Family Church • Sermon • • 13 views • 38:49
God is the only faithful Person in the universe. He is The promise maker. He is The promise keeper. If he makes a promise, we can take it to the bank. And the greatest promise he has ever made to us, sinful humans is eternal salvation. Come with the Grace United crew as we marvel, awestruck at the majesty and glory of our Great Promise maker and Promise Keeper, who has given us the promise of eternal life in Christ.
Ritch Grimes • Chinook Alliance Church • Sermon • • 11 views • 25:43
You can listen to the message here or watch it on our YouTube channel, https://youtu.be/npXl8f-coj4. This message is the third of a four-part Advent series. This series will focus on the key people mentioned in the accounts of Jesus’ birth. The main purpose of this series will be to answer these two simple questions: First, why did God choose each of them? Second, how much am I like them? Today we look at Simeon and Anna.
O Holy Night
Greg Woolf • Sermon • • 10 views
One holy night, outside the rural town of Bethlehem, the heavens touched earth. Angels appeared to lowly shepherds and gave them the good news that the world had been waiting for. They delivered a holy message of the Savior's arrival. The Shepherds went on a holy search to discover all they had been promised. They found the holy child lying in a manger. That night changed the world, and nothing would ever be the same.
Ritch Grimes • Chinook Alliance Church • Sermon • • 10 views • 31:45
You can listen to the message here or watch it on our YouTube channel, https://youtu.be/NQr2xrlDZwk. This message is the first of a four-part Advent series. This series will focus on the key people mentioned in the accounts of Jesus’ birth. The main purpose of this series will be to answer these two simple questions: First, why did God choose each of them? Second, how much am I like them? We begin with Mary and Joseph.
Rev. Bruce Goettsche • Union Church of La Harpe Illinois • Sermon • • 9 views
Feel free to use this monologue short of re-publishing it under your own name. If you would give credit we would appreciate it. Most of all, I would love to hear from you as to how you used these words and what kind of response you received. You know my name but there is a lot more to my story than you…
The story of Jesus is supernatural from A to Z and is for “all people.” We must be ready to be used of God, share the Good News, and not be afraid of the Devil.