November 30, 2014
Mark 13:24-37
1 Corinthians 1:3-9
Isaiah 64:1-9

The Special Christmas Gift

Fourth Sunday of Advent


Janice B. Scott



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Matty was very excited. Along with his older brother and sister, he had woken very early on Christmas morning to find a bulging Christmas stocking lying at the foot of his bed. There were lots of small toys in the stocking, a notebook with felt-tip pens, a diary, and a pencil sharpener. His excitement grew as he plunged his hand right down to the toe of the stocking. He knew what he would find, because it was the same every year, but somehow that made it all the more special. Yes, there they were, the chocolate money, the apple and the orange. With a sigh of contentment he laid everything out on the bed, and started to unwrap a chocolate penny.

Christmas was the best day in the year. The whole family would go to church in the morning, then after Christmas dinner (which went on for ever) and the washing up, everyone would gather round the Christmas tree and...

This sermon, The Special Christmas Gift, is based on Matthew 1:18-25 and relates to Fourth Sunday of Advent of Cycle A of the lectionary. This sermon on Matthew 1:18-25 is just one of over 800 resources created by Janice Scott for The Village Shepherd (a component of SermonSuite). SermonSuite also offers online sermons, professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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