Your Christmas Eve sermon is one of the most important of the year, providing an opportunity to share the revolutionary Good News with those who may not frequent our pews the rest of the year. Here are eight things you should do and not do to ensure your Christmas sermon does its intended job: celebrate the birth of Jesus while helping listeners experience the wonder and implications of the Incarnation.
Preaching an original Christmas sermon is challenging.
The Christmas story has been preached so many times, we're tempted to believe there's nothing new to say. The Scripture, the music, the movies, and the sermons we've heard or preached year after year seem to sum up the season quite nicely.
Or do they?
Our Christian story has unfathomable depth.