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Children's Activity

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Perfect -- Luke 2:1014 (15-20) -- Leah Thompson -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2010
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME
Baby Jesus -- Luke 2:1-14 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
SHARING THIS WEEK'S GOSPEL THEME AT SUNDAY SCHOOL AND AT HOME
Jesus' birth certificate -- John 1:1-14 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A
Teachers or Parents: The words of our Gospel text are awesome!
Christmas angels among us -- Luke 2:1-20 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A
Teachers or Parents: Talk about a recent or upcoming Christmas
God's word -- John 1:1-14 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A
Teachers or Parents: In the middle of all the activity
The Census Bureau -- Luke 2:1-20 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A
Teachers: Today's Bible lesson tells about a decree that "all

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Bulletin (ages 8-10) -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Bulletin (ages 5-7) -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007

Commentary

Emphasis Preaching Journal

What a Vision! -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20), Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14 -- Sandra Herrmann -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2019
Merry Christmas!
The real world -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- Frank Ramirez -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2016
For some the story of Christmas is a fantasy set in an idealized world where pregnant women get to r
All that he is -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- David Kalas -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2013
The Psalmist cries out "O, magnify the Lord with me" (Psalm 34:3), and we make take that as our invi
The surprise of Baby Grace -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-14 (15-20), Psalm 96 -- Schuyler Rhodes -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2010
And so it comes to this: After days of cooking and baking, planning and preparing, buying and wrappi
This is Christmas -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-14 (15-20), Psalm 96 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
"And so this is Christmas...." Bob Geldof's musical Band Aid gift to Africa ("Do They
The surprise of Baby Grace -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-14 (15-20), Psalm 96 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2001
And so it comes to this: After days of cooking and baking, planning and preparing, buying and wrappi
The gift of receiving -- Isaiah 52:7-10, Hebrews 1:1-4 (5-12), Psalm 98, John 1:1-14 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2001
Christmas shops are not just for Christmas anymore.
A time to receive -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-20 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 1998
There are no more shopping days until Christmas. For most people the news comes as quite a relief.
Light in the darkness! -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-20 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A
Have you ever noticed how the story of Jesus' birth is set in the midst of a play of darkness and li
From God to us -- Isaiah 52:7-10, Hebrews 1:1-4 (5-12), John 1:1-14, Psalm 98 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A
There will be a lot of present-opening these days.

Children's bulletin

Gospel Grams 2

Children's Bulletin (ages 8-10) -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007

Gospel Grams 1

Children's Bulletin (ages 5-7) -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007

Children's sermon

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Hold On To The Good News -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- Bethany Peerbolte -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2019
This story is obviously missing some details.
What A Suprise! -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- Mary Kay Eichelman -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2016
Today I have a bag of surprises!  How fun surprises can be!  There is the thrill of surprise and won
Pondering Things in Our Hearts -- Luke 2:8-20 -- Anna Shirey -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2013
First Thoughts
Light in the darkness -- Titus 2:11-14 -- Leah Thompson -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2010
For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all… (v. 11)
Perfect -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- Leah Thompson -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2010
And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in bands of cloth, and laid him in a mang
The greatest -- Titus 2:11-14 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all. (v. 11)
Baby Jesus -- Luke 2:1-14 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
This will be a sign for you: you will find a child wrapped in bands of cloth and lying in a mange
Jesus is God! -- Hebrews 1:1-4 (5-12) -- The Nativity of our Lord - A
Good morning! I want you to look into this mirror and tell
Jesus' birth certificate -- John 1:1-14 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A
Good morning! Can any of you tell me what this is? (Show the
The greatest gift -- Titus 2:11-14 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A
Good evening! Seems a little strange to say that when I am
Tell the story -- Luke 2:1-20 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A
Good evening! Can any one of you tell me what tomorrow is?
Merry Christmas! -- Hebrews 1:1-4 (5-12) -- The Nativity of our Lord - A
Good morning! Has your family received any of these this
What are we celebrating? -- John 1:1-14 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A
Good morning! Do you have any of these hanging on your tree?
Blessed hope -- Titus 2:11-14 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A
How many of you like to play with dolls? (Let them answer.)
Christmas angels among us -- Luke 2:1-20 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A
I've always thought it would be a wonderful thing to see an
A reflection of God -- Hebrews 1:1-4 (5-12) -- The Nativity of our Lord - A
If you want to know what you look like, what do you do? (Let
God's word -- John 1:1-14 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A
Do you know what I'm thinking? (Let them answer.) Is there any
A sign for you -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- The Nativity of our Lord - A
Merry Christmas, boys and girls. (Show one of your signs). Do
The best gift -- Titus 2:11-14 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A
Merry Christmas boys and girls! Christmas is an exciting time
Freshening our breath and our spirits -- Titus 2:11-14 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A
Hello, boys and girls. We are getting so close to Christmas we can hardly breathe!
Simple strips of cloth -- Luke 2:1-14 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A
Good evening, boys and girls. Tonight I'm going to tell you a wonderful story.

The Immediate Word

The Viral Jesus -- Hebrews 1:1-4 (5-12), Luke 2:1-20, Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Robin Lostetter, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2016
In Hebrews 1:3, Christ is described as “the reflection of God’s glory and the exact imprint of
The Viral Jesus -- Hebrews 1:1-4 (5-12), Luke 2:1-20, Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Robin Lostetter, Mary Austin -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2016
Because of the close proximity this year of the Fourth Sunday of Advent and Christmas Eve/Day --
Longing For Peace -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20), Luke 2:1-20, Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2013
In Hebrews 1:3, Christ is described as “the reflection of God’s glory and the exact imprint of God’s

Devotional

SermonStudio

Christmas Eve/Christmas Day -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who lived in a land of deep dark
Christmas Eve/Christmas Day -- Psalm 96 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
... He will judge the world with righteousness, and the peoples with his truth.
Christmas Eve/Christmas Day -- Titus 2:11-14 -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all....-- Titus 2:11
Christmas Eve/Christmas Day -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- Stephen P. McCutchan -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
In those days a decree went out from Emperor Augustus that all the world should be registered.

Drama

SermonStudio

What's The Word? -- John 1:1-14, Isaiah 52:7-10, Hebrews 1:1-12, Psalm 98 -- John A. Tenbrook -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2001
Thespian Theological Thoughts
Orders Are Orders -- Luke 2:1-14 -- Robert F. Crowley -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 1998
Theme

Illustration

Emphasis Preaching Journal

Sermon Illustrations for Christmas Day (2019) -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- Mark Ellingsen, Bill Thomas, Ron Love, Frank Ramirez, Bonnie Bates -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2019
Isaiah 9:2-7
Sermon Illustrations for Christmas Day (2016) -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- Bob Ove, Mark Ellingsen, Bill Thomas, Ron Love, Frank Ramirez, Bonnie Bates -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2016
Isaiah 9:2-7
Sermon Illustrations for Christmas Day (2013) -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- Bob Ove, Mark Ellingsen, Derl G. Keefer, Ron Love -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2013
Isaiah 9:2-7
The people... -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Bob Ove -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2013
The people who walked in darkness are the outsiders who have no faith and are not the favored ones.
God's grace... -- Titus 2:11-14 -- Derl G. Keefer -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2013
God's grace has appeared in Jesus Christ to offer salvation (God's forgiveness) to all people accord
Twentieth-century... -- Titus 2:11-14 -- Mark Ellingsen -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2013
Twentieth-century Anglo-American novelist Taylor Caldwell compellingly captured the meaning of Chris
The European... -- Titus 2:11-14 -- Ron Love -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2013
The European countries in the late 1800s needed colonies.
This passage... -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- Bob Ove -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2013
This passage presents a problem for some. How literally should we take every passage in scripture?
NULL -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2010
Isaiah 9:2-7
NULL -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Craig Kelly -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2010
It is easy to take light for granted until you don't have it anymore.
NULL -- Titus 2:11-14 -- Ron Love -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2010
At the university of Notre Dame there is a mural that has come to be called "Touchdown Jesus." The "
NULL -- Titus 2:11-14 -- Leah Thompson -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2010
Perhaps the most famous role model for patience is a woman from Greek mythology.
NULL -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- Craig Kelly -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2010
It is amazing to see how God works through people who don't even know or worship him to accomplish h
At the entrance to the... -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
At the entrance to the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem in the Holy Land, there is a large sign t
Christmas Eve is always a... -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
Christmas Eve is always a special time for Joe and Barbara as their adult children along with their
Kevin and Samantha were scheduled... -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
Kevin and Samantha were scheduled to move into their new home at the end of the month.
It is precisely when every... -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
"It is precisely when every earthly hope has been explored and found wanting, when
I was at a clergy... -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
I was at a clergy conference in a remote, rural location when lightning struck and all the
People have been stopping to... -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
People have been stopping to see Mr. Green's Christmas lights for many years. Each year
Have you ever been down... -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
Have you ever been down a cave? The tour guide leads you down into the bowels of the
Even if our culture didn't... -- Titus 2:11-14 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
Even if our culture didn't seduce us from a biblical focus upon Jesus' birth, our propensity
A generation ago, many preachers... -- Titus 2:11-14 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
A generation ago, many preachers sermonized against ungodliness. They denounced sin

The Immediate Word

The Viral Jesus -- Hebrews 1:1-4 (5-12), Luke 2:1-20, Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Robin Lostetter, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2016
In Hebrews 1:3, Christ is described as “the reflection of God’s glory and the exact imprint of
The Viral Jesus -- Hebrews 1:1-4 (5-12), Luke 2:1-20, Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Robin Lostetter, Mary Austin -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2016
Because of the close proximity this year of the Fourth Sunday of Advent and Christmas Eve/Day --
Longing For Peace -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20), Luke 2:1-20, Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2013
In Hebrews 1:3, Christ is described as “the reflection of God’s glory and the exact imprint of God’s

Intercession

The Village Shepherd

God's Family Christmas -- Janice B. Scott -- The Nativity of our Lord - A, The Nativity of our Lord - B, The Nativity of our Lord - C
Christmas Eve Candlelight CommunionCall to Worship
Will You 'open That Sack Called Your Heart, And Share...'? -- John 1:1-14 -- Janice B. Scott -- The Nativity of our Lord - A, The Nativity of our Lord - B, The Nativity of our Lord - C
Prayers usually include these concerns and may follow this sequence:

Preaching

The Immediate Word

The Viral Jesus -- Hebrews 1:1-4 (5-12), Luke 2:1-20, Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Robin Lostetter, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2016
In Hebrews 1:3, Christ is described as “the reflection of God’s glory and the exact imprint of
The Viral Jesus -- Hebrews 1:1-4 (5-12), Luke 2:1-20, Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Robin Lostetter, Mary Austin -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2016
Because of the close proximity this year of the Fourth Sunday of Advent and Christmas Eve/Day --
Longing For Peace -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20), Luke 2:1-20, Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2013
In Hebrews 1:3, Christ is described as “the reflection of God’s glory and the exact imprint of God’s

SermonStudio

Nativity Of The Lord -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- Carlos Wilton -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2010
Theme For The Day
Christmas Day -- Psalm 98 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2006
(Occurs in all three cycles of the lectionary; see also Christmas, Cycle B, and Easter 6, Cycle B
Christmas Eve -- Psalm 96 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2006
(Occurs in all three cycles of the lectionary; see Christmas Eve, Cycle B, for an alternative app
Christmas Day -- Psalm 97 -- James Evans, Stan Purdum, Carlos Wilton -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2006
(Occurs in all three cycles of the lectionary; see also Easter 7, Cycle C, for an alternative app
The Nativity Of Our Lord -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- John R. Brokhoff -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2004
THE LESSONSLesson 1: Isaiah 9:2--7 (C, RC); Isaiah 9:2--4, 6--7 (E)
Christmas Eve Day -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2004
Our Christmas celebrations are associated with light.
Christmas Day -- Isaiah 52:7-10 -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2004
"My way is hid from the Lord, and my right is disregarded by my God" (Isaiah 40:27).
Upside Down Christmas -- Luke 1:46b-55 -- Derl G. Keefer, C. Neil Strait -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2002
We spent much of the summer of 1994 "Down Under" in Australia and New Zealand.
The Nativity Of Our Lord -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2001
Seasonal Theme
The Nativity Of Our Lord -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-20 -- E. Carver Mcgriff -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 1998
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONSLesson 1: Isaiah 9:2-7 (C, RC); Isaiah 9:2-4, 6-7 (E)
The Good News of Christ's Birth -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- Russell F. Anderson -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 1995
BRIEF COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS
The Nativity Of Our Lord -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14 -- John R. Brokhoff -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 1992
Lesson 1: Isaiah 9:2-7 (C, L, RC); Isaiah 9:2-4, 6-7 (E)
The Nativity of Our Lord -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-20 -- George M. Bass -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 1989
The church year theological clue

Sermon

The Immediate Word

The Viral Jesus -- Hebrews 1:1-4 (5-12), Luke 2:1-20, Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Robin Lostetter, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2016
In Hebrews 1:3, Christ is described as “the reflection of God’s glory and the exact imprint of
The Viral Jesus -- Hebrews 1:1-4 (5-12), Luke 2:1-20, Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Robin Lostetter, Mary Austin -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2016
Because of the close proximity this year of the Fourth Sunday of Advent and Christmas Eve/Day --
Longing For Peace -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20), Luke 2:1-20, Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2013
In Hebrews 1:3, Christ is described as “the reflection of God’s glory and the exact imprint of God’s

SermonStudio

The Best Gift of All -- Titus 2:11-14 -- Timothy J. Smith -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2010
There is a special feeling from being in church on Christmas Eve.
A Shepherd's Story -- Luke 2:1-20 -- Charles L. Aaron, Jr. -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
It's not an easy life, I'll tell you that.
What About The Baby? -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Tony S. Everett -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
Brian had just received a major job promotion that required a 2,000-mile cross-country move during t
A Little Theology At Christmas -- Titus 2:11-14 -- John N. Brittain -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
Scholars who study such things are quick to tell anyone who will listen that Christmas is much overr
Grace Has Appeared -- Titus 2:11-14 -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2004
A little baby was born nearly 2,000 years ago under very unimpressive circumstances.
Vital Vulnerability -- Luke 2:1-20 -- Susan R. Andrews -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2004
At the risk of putting you to sleep, I'd like to ask each one of you to close your eyes.
The Truth Of Christmas -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- John T. Ball -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2004
The early Christians were good at using the Hebrew Scriptures when confessing the meaning of Jesus a
The Taste Of Joy! -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Stephen M. Crotts -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2001
When traveling to Israel, Jerusalem is the place!
Good News! -- Luke 2:1-20 -- Linda Schiphorst Mccoy -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2001
A young girl was driving around the city with her family, looking at the various displays of Christm
Does Your Grace Still Matter, God? -- Titus 2:11-14 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2001
E-mail From: KDM To: God Subject: God's Grace
Rejoice! -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- R. Glen Miles -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 1998
There was a woman who was frantically trying to complete her shopping on the morning of Christmas Ev
Hoofs, Paws, And Christmas Pause -- Titus 2:11-14 -- Frank Luchsinger -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 1998
"The grace of God has appeared ... training us ...
The Right Child -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Paul E. Robinson -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 1995
"A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver" (Proverbs 25:11).
For All The People -- Luke 2:1-20 -- Mark Wm. Radecke -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 1995
Year after year, we are drawn to this night: This night with its carols, its candlelight, its commun
Your Choice -- Luke 2:1-14 -- John B. Jamison -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 1992
He stood on the steps and waved.
What Christmas Is About -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Robert A. Beringer -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 1992
Charlie Brown isn't the only one who asks, "What's Christmas all about?" Real people also ask that s
Away with the Stable -- Luke 2:1-20 -- Joe E. Pennel, Jr -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 1989
If we could change some of our images of the Christmas story, it would mean more to us.

The Village Shepherd

The Role Of The Messenger -- Isaiah 52:7-10 -- Janice B. Scott -- The Nativity of our Lord - A
In Greek mythology, Hermes ("pile of marker stones") was the god of boundaries and of the travellers

Stories

StoryShare

The Darkness -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20), Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14 -- Keith Hewitt, David O. Bales -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2019
Contents “The Darkness” by Keith Hewitt
A Holy Birth -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20), Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Psalm 96 -- Sandra Herrmann, Frank Ramirez -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2016
Contents "A Holy Birth" by Sandra Herrmann
Arms Of Stone -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20), Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Psalm 96 -- Keith Hewitt, Sandra Herrmann -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2013
Contents"Arms of Stone" by Keith Hewitt
Taking His Joy Unto Ourselves -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20), Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Psalm 96 -- Lamar Massingill, John E. Sumwalt -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2010
Contents"Taking His Joy unto Ourselves" by Lamar Massingill
Christmas Absence -- Titus 2:11-14, Isaiah 9:2-7, Luke 2:1-20, Psalm 96 -- John E. Sumwalt And Jo Perry-sumwalt -- The Nativity of our Lord - A
Contents A Story to Live By: "

SermonStudio

All I Want For Christmas -- Titus 2:11-14 -- David E. Leininger -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
"All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth." Remember that?
Christmas Presence -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- John E. Sumwalt -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2004
Janice Hammerquist
Silent Night, Holy Night -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- Gregory L. Tolle -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2004
But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid; for see - I am bringing you good news of a great j
The Reason For The Season -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- Constance Berg -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2001
Aunt Carla is adamant about her celebration of Christmas. It can only be one way.
Vicki's First Christmas -- Luke 2:1-20 -- Timothy J. Smith -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 1998
Life was anything but easy for Vicki.
In A Land Of Deep Darkness ... -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- John E. Sumwalt -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 1992
In almost any other setting Memorial's modern brick building, surrounded by neatly trimmed evergreen

Worship

The Immediate Word

The Viral Jesus -- Hebrews 1:1-4 (5-12), Luke 2:1-20, Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Robin Lostetter, Beth Herrinton-Hodge, Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, George Reed -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2016
In Hebrews 1:3, Christ is described as “the reflection of God’s glory and the exact imprint of
The Viral Jesus -- Hebrews 1:1-4 (5-12), Luke 2:1-20, Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Robin Lostetter, Mary Austin -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2016
Because of the close proximity this year of the Fourth Sunday of Advent and Christmas Eve/Day --
Longing For Peace -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20), Luke 2:1-20, Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Dean Feldmeyer, Mary Austin, Ron Love, Christopher Keating, Leah Lonsbury, George Reed -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2013
In Hebrews 1:3, Christ is described as “the reflection of God’s glory and the exact imprint of God’s

SermonStudio

Christmas Eve -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- Thom M. Shuman -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
GreetingOne: The people walking in darkness have seen a great light;
Christmas Day -- Isaiah 52:7-10, Hebrews 1:1-4 (5-12), John 1:1-14 -- Thom M. Shuman -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
Call To WorshipOne: Wonder of wonders, God has come to us!
Christmas Day -- Hebrews 1:1-4 (5-12) -- Robert S. Jarboe -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
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Christmas Day -- John 1:1-14 -- Robert S. Jarboe -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
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Christmas Eve -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Robert S. Jarboe -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
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Christmas Eve -- Psalm 96 -- Robert S. Jarboe -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
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Christmas Eve -- Titus 2:11-14 -- Robert S. Jarboe -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
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Christmas Eve -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- Robert S. Jarboe -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
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Christmas Day -- Isaiah 52:7-10 -- Robert S. Jarboe -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
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Christmas Day -- Psalm 98 -- Robert S. Jarboe -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
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Bulletin Insert for Christmas Eve for Year A -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-14 (15-20), Psalm 96 -- Robert S. Jarboe -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
Christmas EveService For The Christ Candle Reader A:
Bulletin Insert for Christmas Day for Year A -- Isaiah 52:7-10, Hebrews 1:1-4 (5-12), Psalm 98 -- Robert S. Jarboe -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
Christmas Day -- NOT Using John's Gospel Reading
Bulletin Insert for Christmas Day for Year A -- Isaiah 52:7-10, Hebrews 1:1-4 (5-12), John 1:1-14, Psalm 98 -- Robert S. Jarboe -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
Christmas Day -- Using John's Gospel Reading
Christmas Eve / Christmas Day -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20), Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Psalm 96 -- Amy C. Schifrin, Martha Shonkwiler -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
Gathering P: Born into this world, C: born into our lives,
A Great Light -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-20 -- Frank Ramirez -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2004
Call To Worship (based on Isaiah 9:2-7)
Christmas Eve/Day -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Psalm 96, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- Beverly S. Bailey -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2004
HymnsO Sing A New Song To The Lord (PH216)
Christmas Eve / Day -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2001
Theme: The Coming King -- Prince Of PeaceCall To Worship
Christmas Eve / Day -- Titus 2:11-14 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2001
Theme: Christ Our Hope And RedeemerCall To Worship
Christmas Eve / Day -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2001
Theme: The Birth Of JesusCall To Worship
Christmas Eve / Day -- Psalm 96 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2001
Words Of Assurance
Birth -- Luke 2:1-20 -- Wayne H. Keller -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 1998
The Community Awaits God's Coming"For whom are we waiting, anyway?"
Christmas Eve/Day -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 1998
First Lesson: Isaiah 9:2-7 Theme: See The LightCall To Worship
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Let the floods clap their hands;
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 at the presence of the Lord, for he is coming
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“As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. If you keep my commands, you will remain in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commands and remain in his love. I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete. My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.” (vv. 9-12)

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Call to Worship:

Jesus gave up his life for us. In our worship today let us explore how to love one another as he has loved us.


Invitation to Confession:

Jesus, sometimes our love for each other is thin and pale.
Lord, have mercy.

Jesus, sometimes we pretend to love but fail to care.
Christ, have mercy.

Jesus, sometimes we don't know how to love.
Lord, have mercy.

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One evening, when I was 26 years old, beleagered by guilt for acknowledged sins, I was deep into an hour-long prayer of repentance. In despair, I grieved that I had broken the commandments and that I was not worthy of God's love.

Near me lay the Bible, unused and unfamiliar. I had never, ever read from the Bible. Yet my hands reached out and took the Bible to open it. I knew not where, nor why. But my hands knew the way. They opened to John 15:9-11 and as my eyes began to read, my mind knew the meaning with clarity. My eyes read verse 10 first:
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God's love brings us together.

Collect of the Day
It is noted that God has prepared great joy for those who love Him. Petitions are then offered that such love may be poured into the hearts of the faithful so that they may obtain these promises. Justification as a reward for our deeds (love) is communicated by this prayer.

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Psalm 98
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