Sermons on Christmas

Sermons on Christmas

Seeing CHRISTmas

Matthew 1:1-13 (NIV) After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him . . . .” 7 Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. He sent them to Bethlehem and…

CHRISTmas DECISIONS

HE WILL BE CALLED Isaiah 9:6 (NIV) For to us a child is born to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Everyday we’re faced with decisions. Big decisions, small decisions, personal decisions, strategic decisions, spiritual decisions, etc. Isaiah tells us about some spiritual decisions we all should make. Some will DECIDE to call Jesus their, “Wonderful Counselor.” Some will DECIDE…

Carols Part 4: O Come O Come Emmanuel

Carols Part 4: O Come O Come Emmanuel The lyrics of “O Come O Come Emmanuel” date back between the 8th & 12th century. At that time they would read a Psalm then sing or chant a short line beginning with the letter O. This was called “The O Antiphons.” One of those lines were, “O Come O Come Emmanuel.” Emmanuel means—God with us. Matthew 1:21-23 (NIV) “She [Mary] will give birth to a son, and you are to give him…

Carols Part 3: Away in a Manger

Carols Part 3: Away in a Manger Away in Manger was published in 1885 in a Lutheran Sunday School curriculum. No one is sure who wrote the lyrics to this song, but one thing is sure–it has touched the hearts of many people. “The little Lord Jesus.” There is something special about the fact that God loves us so much He was willing to humble Himself to our position and come as a baby to save us. God came in…

Carols Part 1: O Holy Night

Carols Part 1: O Holy Night “O Holy Night” was written in the Mid 1800s. A parish priest asked a man name Placide Cappeau to write a poem for Luke chapter 2. Placide was not a christian, he was a wine maker, and was known to be a hell raiser. But he was a good poet. He asked his friend, who also was not a christian, to put the poem to music—the song became instantly popular. In 1906 a 33…

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