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Commentary

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Why Christmas Matters -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-20 -- Mark Ellingsen -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 2018
All the lessons testify to the theme of why Christmas matters!
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
An upside-down Christmas -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-20 -- Frank Ramirez -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 2015
The Christmas holiday is so beautiful, so central to our faith, with lights shining in the darkness
The light of life -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- Ron Love -- The Nativity of our Lord - B -- 2014
The sun adds about 12 trillion watt-hours of solar energy per square mile to the earth each year.
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
More than a warm feeling -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-20 -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 2012
The Christmas story is one of the best-loved stories in the Bible.
The names on the tag -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- David Kalas -- The Nativity of our Lord - B -- 2011
We're thinking a lot about Christmas presents these days.

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
Night of light -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-20, Psalm 96 -- Timothy B. Cargal -- The Nativity of our Lord - B -- 2002
One of the great cultural traditions of modern American Christmas observance is the use of lights.
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
A shining moment -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-20 -- The Nativity of our Lord - B -- 1999
To be perfectly frank, we have always found the high celebrations of the church year, most espec
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.
Sheer grace -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-20 -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 1997
All three lessons appointed for celebrating The Nativity of Our Lord have at their heart a resoundin
God and the back forty -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14 -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 1994
Luke's nativity stories focus not on the movers, shakers and power centers of that ancient world but
Unto us a child is given -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- The Nativity of our Lord - B -- 1993
Christmas Eve services take diverse formats. Some will be late afternoon services for families.
Are we great enough? -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-20 -- The Nativity of our Lord - B
Can we measure up to Christmas?
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

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Christmas Greetings -- Luke 1:26-38, Luke 2:1-14 (15-20), Isaiah 9:2-7, John 1:1-14 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- The Nativity of our Lord - B, Fourth Sunday of Advent - B -- 2017
In the lectionary gospel text for the fourth Sunday of Advent, the angel Gabriel brings dumbfounding

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 --

Ups And Mary: A Story Of Delivery / Fear Not! -- Luke 1:46b-55, Luke 2:1-14 (15-20), Romans 16:25-27, Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Leah Lonsbury, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - B -- 2014

To provide you with a full complement of resources, this installment of The Immediate Wor

Ups And Mary: A Story Of Delivery / Fear Not! -- Luke 1:46b-55, Luke 2:1-14 (15-20), Romans 16:25-27, Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Leah Lonsbury, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- The Nativity of our Lord - B -- 2014

To provide you with a full complement of resources, this installment of The Immediate Wor

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
The Prince Of Peace In A World Of Violence -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20), John 1:1-14, Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Stephen P. McCutchan, George Reed -- The Nativity of our Lord - B -- 2005
(Originally published for December 24-25, 2005)

Devotional

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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

Drama

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Incarnation -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-20, Psalm 96 -- John A. Tenbrook -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 2003
Thespian Theological Thoughts

Illustration

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Sermon Illustrations for The Nativity of Our Lord (2018) -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- Bonnie Bates, Bob Ove, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez, Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 2018
Isaiah 62:6-11
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 The Nativity of Our Lord (2015) -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- Bonnie Bates, Bob Ove, Bill Thomas, Frank Ramirez, R. Robert Cueni, Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 2015
Isaiah 9:2-7
Sermon Illustrations for Christmas Day (2014) -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- Ron Love, Mark Ellingsen, Bob Ove, Derl G. Keefer -- The Nativity of our Lord - B -- 2014
Isaiah 9:2-7
Richard Flanagan wrote a book... -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Ron Love -- The Nativity of our Lord - B -- 2014
Richard Flanagan wrote a book titled The Narrow Road to the Deep North.
There is a lot of imbalance... -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Mark Ellingsen -- The Nativity of our Lord - B -- 2014
There is a lot of imbalance of power in American society.
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.
Sermon Illustrations for The Nativity of Our Lord (2012) -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- Mark J. Molldrem, Bob Ove, Mark Ellingsen, Ron Love -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 2012
Isaiah 9:2-7
This past fall a new TV series was introduced... -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Mark J. Molldrem -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 2012
This past fall a new TV series was introduced: Revolution.
At last the darkness has passed... -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Bob Ove -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 2012
At last the darkness has passed: our shopping is over. The gifts are wrapped. The tree is lit.
Multiple Illustrations for Christmas Eve/Day -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- The Nativity of our Lord - B -- 2011
Isaiah 9:2-7
It may be hard to believe but the longest reigning... -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Craig Kelly -- The Nativity of our Lord - B -- 2011
It may be hard to believe but the longest reigning monarchy on earth is in Japan, where its emperors
In the classic Christmas movie Miracle on 34th Street... -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Richard A. Hasler -- The Nativity of our Lord - B -- 2011
In the classic Christmas movie Miracle on 34th Street, which usually appears on television th
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.
At Christmas, people grab from... -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- The Nativity of our Lord - B -- 2008
At Christmas, people grab from this text: "Prince of peace," and "endless peace," and miss "boots of
Put yourself in the month... -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- The Nativity of our Lord - B -- 2008
Put yourself in the month of June.
The days are short and... -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- The Nativity of our Lord - B -- 2008
The days are short and dark now, but it is a season of lights.

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Christmas Greetings -- Luke 1:26-38, Luke 2:1-14 (15-20), Isaiah 9:2-7, John 1:1-14 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- The Nativity of our Lord - B, Fourth Sunday of Advent - B -- 2017
In the lectionary gospel text for the fourth Sunday of Advent, the angel Gabriel brings dumbfounding

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 --

Ups And Mary: A Story Of Delivery / Fear Not! -- Luke 1:46b-55, Luke 2:1-14 (15-20), Romans 16:25-27, Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Leah Lonsbury, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - B -- 2014

To provide you with a full complement of resources, this installment of The Immediate Wor

Ups And Mary: A Story Of Delivery / Fear Not! -- Luke 1:46b-55, Luke 2:1-14 (15-20), Romans 16:25-27, Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Leah Lonsbury, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- The Nativity of our Lord - B -- 2014

To provide you with a full complement of resources, this installment of The Immediate Wor

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

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CHRISTMAS EVE -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Psalm 96, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-20 -- B. David Hostetter -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 1985
CALL TO WORSHIP

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Christmas Greetings -- Luke 1:26-38, Luke 2:1-14 (15-20), Isaiah 9:2-7, John 1:1-14 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- The Nativity of our Lord - B, Fourth Sunday of Advent - B -- 2017
In the lectionary gospel text for the fourth Sunday of Advent, the angel Gabriel brings dumbfounding

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 --

Ups And Mary: A Story Of Delivery / Fear Not! -- Luke 1:46b-55, Luke 2:1-14 (15-20), Romans 16:25-27, Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Leah Lonsbury, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - B -- 2014

To provide you with a full complement of resources, this installment of The Immediate Wor

Ups And Mary: A Story Of Delivery / Fear Not! -- Luke 1:46b-55, Luke 2:1-14 (15-20), Romans 16:25-27, Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Leah Lonsbury, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- The Nativity of our Lord - B -- 2014

To provide you with a full complement of resources, this installment of The Immediate Wor

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
The Prince Of Peace In A World Of Violence -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20), John 1:1-14, Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Stephen P. McCutchan, George Reed -- The Nativity of our Lord - B -- 2005
(Originally published for December 24-25, 2005)

SermonStudio

Christmas Eve / Christmas Day -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- Mark Ellingsen -- The Nativity of our Lord - B -- 2011
Theme of the Day
Why the Incarnation matters!

Collect of the Day
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 Eve/Christmas Day -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- Carlos Wilton -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 2006
Theme For The Day
Jesus Christ is God incarnate.
The Nativity of our Lord -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-20 -- Carlos Wilton -- The Nativity of our Lord - B -- 2005
Revised Common
Isaiah 9:2-7
Titus 2:11-14
Luke 2:1-20

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 LESSONS

Lesson 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 Eve Day -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Elizabeth Achtemeier -- 2003
Darkness and light. The Bible constantly speaks of those two conditions.
The Nativity Of Our Lord -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-20 -- Jerry L. Schmalenberger -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 2003
Seasonal Theme
The Savior is born into the human world and circumstances.
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 - C -- 2000
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS
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 - B -- 1999
COMMENTARY ON THE LESSONS
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 LESSONS

Lesson 1: Isaiah 9:2-7 (C, RC); Isaiah 9:2-4, 6-7 (E)
God has come among us in the person of his Son -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-20 -- Russell F. Anderson -- The Nativity of our Lord - B -- 1996
Theme For The Day: God has come among us in the person of his Son. Let us rejoice!
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, Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- John R. Brokhoff -- The Nativity of our Lord - B -- 1993
A child is born whose name is wonderful and whose government
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, Luke 2:1-20 -- George M. Bass -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue
The Nativity Of Our Lord -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Luke 2:1-20 -- George M. Bass -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 1991
The Church Year Theological Clue

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Christmas Greetings -- Luke 1:26-38, Luke 2:1-14 (15-20), Isaiah 9:2-7, John 1:1-14 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- The Nativity of our Lord - B, Fourth Sunday of Advent - B -- 2017
In the lectionary gospel text for the fourth Sunday of Advent, the angel Gabriel brings dumbfounding
First Light -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Curtis Lewis -- The Nativity of our Lord - B -- 2002
Have you ever seen the aurora borealis?

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 --

Ups And Mary: A Story Of Delivery / Fear Not! -- Luke 1:46b-55, Luke 2:1-14 (15-20), Romans 16:25-27, Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Leah Lonsbury, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - B -- 2014

To provide you with a full complement of resources, this installment of The Immediate Wor

Ups And Mary: A Story Of Delivery / Fear Not! -- Luke 1:46b-55, Luke 2:1-14 (15-20), Romans 16:25-27, Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Leah Lonsbury, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- The Nativity of our Lord - B -- 2014

To provide you with a full complement of resources, this installment of The Immediate Wor

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
The Prince Of Peace In A World Of Violence -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20), John 1:1-14, Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Stephen P. McCutchan, George Reed -- The Nativity of our Lord - B -- 2005
(Originally published for December 24-25, 2005)

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Born In Bethlehem -- Light -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Derl G. Keefer -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 2009
Have you ever awakened in the early hours before dawn? Thick darkness covers the earth.
The Christmas Message Of Hope -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Richard E. Gribble, CSC -- The Nativity of our Lord - B -- 2008
The wife of a poor merchant died, leaving him with five children, ranging from age six to fifteen.
Son Of God, Love's Pure Light -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Isaiah 60:1-6, Luke 2:1-20, John 1:1-14 -- Mark Wm. Radecke -- 2008
The ship's captain stood at the helm on a night that boasted neither moon nor stars, but only impene
Light In Darkness, Speech From Silence -- Isaiah 9:2-7, John 1:1-14 -- Mark Wm. Radecke -- 2008
This season, the boundaries of darkness are pushed back.
Ironies, Contrasts, Paradoxes, And Reversals -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Luke 2:1-20 -- Mark Wm. Radecke -- 2008
Saint Luke's narrative of the Christmas story has been read and heard and cherished this season in m
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
The Light Of Christ -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Mary S. Lautensleger -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 2006
Isn't it wonderful to be part of a candlelight Christmas Eve worship service?
Living Out The Promise Of This Child -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Schuyler Rhodes -- 2005
Living Out The Promise Of This Child



In The Darkness Of Despair, There Is The Light Of Hope -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Thomas A. Pilgrim -- 2004
A student at The University of Georgia got a job as a disc jockey at a little radio station in Comme
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
A Dirty Christmas -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Steven E. Albertin -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 2003
Under every Christmas tree in the midst of the brightly wrapped packages, the choo-choo train windin
First Light -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Curtis Lewis -- The Nativity of our Lord - B -- 2002
Have you ever seen the aurora borealis?
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!
The Child Of Promise -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Harry N. Huxhold -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 2000
Benjamin Britten's cantata "St.
Have I Got News For You! -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- William L. Self -- The Nativity of our Lord - B -- 1999
My favorite Christmas story is about the young boy who was given a very important role in the church
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
Light In The Land Of Shadows -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Harold C. Warlick, Jr. -- The Nativity of our Lord - B -- 1996
On a trip to Munich, Germany, Samuel Miller had a chance to watch Karl Vallentin, the last of the gr

Stories

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Seeing the Future -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20), Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Psalm 96 -- Peter Andrew Smith, Frank Ramirez -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 2018
Contents
“Seeing the Future” by Peter Andrew Smith
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
The Great Aim Of Virgil -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20), Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Psalm 96 -- Frank Ramirez -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 2015
Contents
"The Great Aim of Virgil" by Frank Ramirez
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
God Bless Our Gracious Leader -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20), Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Psalm 96 -- Sandra Herrmann, C. David Mckirachan -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 2012
Contents
"God Bless Our Gracious Leader" by Sandra Herrmann

Terry's Question -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20), Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Psalm 96 -- Larry Winebrenner, Keith Hewitt -- The Nativity of our Lord - B -- 2011
Contents
"Terry's Question" by Larry Winebrenner
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
The King And The Maiden -- Luke 2:1-20, Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Psalm 96 -- Constance Berg, Frank R. Fisher, John E. Sumwalt, Paul Lintern, Stan Purdum -- The Nativity of our Lord - B -- 2005
Contents
What's Up for Christmas
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: "

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Christmas Presence -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- John E. Sumwalt -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2004
Janice Hammerquist
A Song Of Mary -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Timothy F. Merrill -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 2003
During the fourteenth century, the greatest pestilence swept through Europe that has ever been recor
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

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Christmas Greetings -- Luke 1:26-38, Luke 2:1-14 (15-20), Isaiah 9:2-7, John 1:1-14 -- Christopher Keating, Dean Feldmeyer, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- The Nativity of our Lord - B, Fourth Sunday of Advent - B -- 2017
In the lectionary gospel text for the fourth Sunday of Advent, the angel Gabriel brings dumbfounding

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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 --

Ups And Mary: A Story Of Delivery / Fear Not! -- Luke 1:46b-55, Luke 2:1-14 (15-20), Romans 16:25-27, Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Leah Lonsbury, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- Fourth Sunday of Advent - B -- 2014

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Ups And Mary: A Story Of Delivery / Fear Not! -- Luke 1:46b-55, Luke 2:1-14 (15-20), Romans 16:25-27, Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Leah Lonsbury, Dean Feldmeyer, Christopher Keating, Ron Love, Mary Austin, George Reed -- The Nativity of our Lord - B -- 2014

To provide you with a full complement of resources, this installment of The Immediate Wor

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
The Prince Of Peace In A World Of Violence -- Luke 2:1-14 (15-20), John 1:1-14, Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Stephen P. McCutchan, George Reed -- The Nativity of our Lord - B -- 2005
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Christmas Eve -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Psalm 96 -- Julia Ross Strope -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 2009
The wonderful cycle of the year,
Christmas Eve -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Robert S. Jarboe -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2007
(Distribute this sheet to the readers.)

Date:

Reader A:
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 Eve

Service For The Christ Candle
Reader A:
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,
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
Greeting
One: The people walking in darkness
have seen a great light;
Christmas Eve -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Robert S. Jarboe -- 2006
Christmas Eve

For Isaiah 9:2-7
Christmas Eve -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Frank Ramirez -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 2006
First Lesson: Isaiah 9:2-7

Theme: The Prequel
Christmas Eve -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-14 (15-20), Psalm 96 -- Charles And Donna Cammarata -- 2005
Christmas Eve

Proper I
Isaiah 9:2-7
Titus 2:11-14
Psalm 96
Christmas Eve -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Robert S. Jarboe -- The Nativity of our Lord - B -- 2005
(Distribute this sheet to the readers.)

Date: _________________________
Bulletin Insert for Christmas Eve for Year B -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Psalm 96, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-14 (15-20) -- Robert S. Jarboe -- The Nativity of our Lord - B -- 2005
Service For The Christ Candle

Reader A: ___________________
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
Hymns
O Sing A New Song To The Lord (PH216)
Christmas Eve/Day -- Isaiah 9:2-7, Titus 2:11-14, Luke 2:1-20 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 2003
Theme: The Kingdom Comes

Call To Worship
Leader: A Child is born to us!
The Coming King -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- The Nativity of our Lord - B -- 2002
Call To Worship
Leader: The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light.
Christmas Eve / Day -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- H. Burnham Kirkland -- The Nativity of our Lord - A -- 2001
Theme: The Coming King -- Prince Of Peace

Call To Worship
Project Accomplished -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- The Nativity of our Lord - C -- 2000
Call To Worship
Leader: Finally, finally, all the plans have come together.
Releasing Joy -- Isaiah 9:2-7 -- Dallas A. Brauninger -- The Nativity of our Lord - B -- 1999
Call To Worship
Leader: Let us rejoice in this day that God has made.
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 Light

Call To Worship
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