12-21-13 “Christmas: Should Christians Celebrate Holidays?” – Pastor Shane Idleman

December 18th, 2013 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on 12-21-13 “Christmas: Should Christians Celebrate Holidays?” – Pastor Shane Idleman)

(There is always an attempt to de-emphasize the true, spiritual significance of Christian holidays and place emphasis on Santa, toys, bunnies, baskets, and candy. That is a sincere cause for concern. This article assumes that is understood. I respect those who may disagree and who may have a valid pause for concern.)

Every Christmas season, I receive emails such as: “I’m sorry, but every time I tried to watch the sermon the decorated Christmas trees in the background were disturbing to my spirit. I turned it off. I am discouraged and disappointed because of the trees.”
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12/22/2012 “A Call To Worship” — Pastor Shane Idleman

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12/22/2012 “A Call To Worship” — Pastor Shane Idleman
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“A Call To Worship” — Pastor Shane Idleman – 12/22/2012

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12/22/2012 – Christmas—the tree, the cost, and the cross – Shane Idleman

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“She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21).

There is a significant shift in the church today to avoid controversial truths, such as sin. God’s Word says to confront, confess, and turn from sin, whereas many encourage us to ignore, overlook, and continue in it. Silence about sin minimizes the cross, making it less offensive. The cross only makes sense in light of the consequences of sin. “To convince the world of the truth of Christianity, it must first be convinced of sin. It is only sin that renders Christ intelligible” (Andrew Murray)…
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12/24/2011 – “Christmas—The Tree, The Cost, and The Cross”

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“She will bear a Son; and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21).

There is a significant shift in the church today to avoid controversial truths, such as sin. God’s Word says to confront, confess, and turn from sin, whereas many encourage us to ignore, overlook, and continue in them. Silence about sin minimizes the cross, making it less offensive. The cross only makes sense in light of the consequences of sin. “To convince the world of the truth of Christianity, it must first be convinced of sin. It is only sin that renders Christ intelligible” (Andrew Murray; 1794-1866).

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12/25/2010 – “Born To Die”, Pastor Shane Idleman

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This was the Christmas message delivered by Pastor Shane Idleman, entitled “Born to Die”. In it Pastor Shane addresses the real reason for Christ’s birth.
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This Christmas, Embrace the True Gospel

December 25th, 2010 | Posted by admin in Articles - (Comments Off on This Christmas, Embrace the True Gospel)

As mentioned last week: If we truly want to experience the power of God, we must surrender pivotal areas of our lives.

The final area of surrender is found in Matthew 16:24, “Then said Jesus unto his disciples, if any [man] will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.”
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“Born to Die”, Pastor Shane Idleman – 12/25/2010 (Christmas Message)

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Christmas message from the 14th service of Westside Christian Fellowship, held on December 25th, 2010.
Pastor Shane Idleman

Born to Die – Pastor Shane Idleman – 12/25/2010
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