Great Sermons on the Birth of Christ by Celebrated Preachers

Compiled by Wilbur M. Smith

© 1963  Wilbur M. Smith

W.A. Wilde Co., Natick, Mass.

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Subjects: 1. Christmas sermons. 2. Sermons.
BV4257.S55 ~ LCCN: 63022166 ~ OCLC: 2756851 ~ 236p.

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Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION                                                         7

THE OBSERVATION OF CHRISTMAS IN THE CHRISTIAN CHURCH

THE SERMONS

I.  A CHRISTMAS QUESTION                                    15

                               by Charles H. Spurgeon

                               Isaiah 9:6

                               Biographical Sketch


II.  THE NAME OF JESUS                                            28

                               by Charles H. Spurgeon

                               Matthew 1:21


III.  BORN OF A VIRGIN                                             44

                               by H. P. Liddon

                               Matthew 1:22-23

                               Biographical Sketch


IV.  SOME VARYING REASONS WHY MEN INQUIRE ABOUT CHRIST     62

                               by Joseph Parker

                               Matthew 2:1-10

                               Biographical Sketch


V. "THAT HOLY THING"                                            78

                                             by Alexander Whyte                        

                               Luke 1:35

                               Biographical Sketch


VI. MARY, OUR MODEL IN PRAISING GOD           91

                               by H.P. Liddon                            

                               Luke 1:46-48


VII. SERMON ON THE AFTERNOON OF CHRISTMAS DAY     104

                               by Martin Luther                                      

                               Biographical Sketch


VIII. THE ANGELS' MESSAGE ON CHRISTMAS DAY     114

                               by Theodor Christlieb

                               Luke 2:1-14

                               Biographical Sketch


IX. THE SIGN TO THE SHEPHERDS                                  132

                               by Lancelot Andrewes

                               Luke 2:12-14

                               Biographical Sketch


X. RESULTS OF CHRIST'S FIRST COMING             156

                               by H.P. Liddon

                               Luke 2:34


XI. THE SIGN AND THE SWORD                             167

                               by T.A. Gurney                        

                               Luke 2:34-35

                               Biographical Sketch


XII. JESUS: FROM BABYHOOD TO BOYHOOD     180

                               by G. Campbell Morgan

                               Luke 2:40

                               Biographical Sketch


XIII. THE WORD BECAME FLESH                          197

                               by G. Campbell Morgan                             

                               John 1:14


XIV. THE PREPARATION OF THE WORLD FOR CHRIST     209

                               by H.P. Liddon

                               Galatians 4:4


XV. THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS                   221

                                by Harold John Ockenga                                

                                Hebrew 10:5-7

                                Biographical Sketch


APPENDICES

I. THE PROBABLE SEQUENCE OF EVENTS RECORDED IN NATIVITY NARRATIVES    228

II. AN ALPHABETICAL LIST OF SUBJECTS RELATED TO THE NATIVITY NARRATIVES    229

III. SOME BASIC BOOKS ON THE GENERAL SUBJECT OF THE BIRTH OF CHRIST    232

IV. SOME OF THE MORE IMPORTANT BOOKS ON THE SUBJECT OF CHRISTMAS — CHRONOLOGICALLY ARRANGED    234

Wilbur M. Smith (1894-1977) was a graduate of Moody Bible Institute and later taught there as well as at Fuller Seminary and Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. He is best known for his book, "Therefore Stand" in 1945 which became a classic in Evangelical Apologetics.

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