Christopher Loy • Sermon • • 1,104 views
Sunday December 21, 2014 "Anticipating Christmas," By Christopher Loy Foundational Elements 1. Sermon Title: "Anticipating Christmas" 2. Text: Luke 1:68-79 3. Subject: Christmas, Anticipation, Gospel 4. ETS: Zechariah, upon the birth of his son John, praises God for the work He has done in the past,…
Jim L. Wilson • Illustration • • 701 views
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…
Jim L. Wilson • Sermon • • 692 views
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,…
God with Us
God With Us advent - coming, expectation All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet: “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel” (which means, God with us). God With Us Hope - Zechariah - hope of son Hope of redemption - Messiah…
The Star: The Journey to Christmas
[Show Hope Bumper video.] Welcome to the first Sunday of Advent. What an amazing season it is as we journey together toward Christmas. The word advent is a version of a Latin term which means “coming.” So we use these weeks leading up to Christmas as a chance to look forward to our celebration of the…
The Christmas Connection!
Pastor Edward l. Brooks • China Grove Community Church • Sermon • • 205 views • 1:02:08
How do I keep from losing Christ at Christmas? -- 1. Discern the Distractions. -- 2. Avoid the Assumptions. -- 3. Restore the Connection.
Characters of Christmas
Background The OT ended with a promise. The promise of a Messiah that would come to his people. 2 But to you who fear My name The Sun of Righteousness shall arise With healing in His wings; And you shall go out And grow fat like stall-fed calves. The promise would be fulfilled only after the return of…
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…
There's something about a place... Advent 2: Projects can help or hinder our growth. A word from God can shatter our distractions and get us on a new path. Join us as we learn an ancient tale that calls us out today.
Jim L. Wilson • Sermon • • 119 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…
Jim L. Wilson • Sermon • • 116 views
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…