SERMONS, OUTLINES, ILLUSTRATIONS, AND PREACHING IDEAS

SERMONS & MEDIA FOR CHRISTMAS

Our sermon ideas for Christmas will help you preach a powerful message on the coming of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Prepare your messages for the holiday season with Christmas sermon outlines or an entire sermon series about the birth of Jesus. Also, study messages related to Mary and Joseph, the Wisemen, the shepherds, and more to help you preach a dynamic Christmas sermon.


CHRISTMAS SERMON OUTLINES

by Adrian Rogers

We are going to be discussing tonight from the Word of God, ''Why Christmas?'' Now, I think we all know why, but I think we'll be blessed all the more as we study why from the Word of God and learn some things tonight that will help us to share with our neighbors and to rejoice in our heart that God sent His Son into...

by Donald Cantrell

This sermon is a very different type of Christmas sermon “The DarkSide of Christmas”, It deals with those that have trouble with the holidays, due to loneliness, loss, addictions. I try to help the pastors that may be dealing with an addiction in this sermon.Theme: ''The Christmas season is not fun and festive for...

by Jerry Vines

All of my messages this month are built around the theme of Christmas and the meaning of the birth of our Lord. Tonight I'm going to talk about, Don't Miss Christmas. Whatever you do, don't miss Christmas! I'll explain what that's all about. Luke 2, verse 15 will get us started and then we'll move to some other Scriptures. This is the visit of the angels to the...

by J.D. Greear

This is a story many of us know-it probably strikes you as a quaint, little, Christmas bedtime story, but this story is loaded with profound, counter-intuitive truth that reveals to you the essence of the gospel. It answers some deep questions. Like... How can we believe there is a God when the world seems like it is in such a chaotic mess...

by Ernest Easley

With only four days until Christmas, take your Bible and turn with me to Luke 1 where we find the angel Gabriel, sent by God, to a young virgin named Mary with a special announcement. And it is that announcement that I want to talk to you about today. There were so many challenges leading up to that first Christmas Day. We talk a lot about the...

by Jesse Hendley

My subject today is one word found in Matthew 1:23. It is a Hebrew word, Emmanuel. Actually it is three words compounded into one word: ''With us God.'' God with us! It is an amazing word! It is a very precious word. I hope that the Lord will speak to our hearts today. As we think about the word Emmanuel, let us...

by Jerry Watts

For the last month we have focused on the Christmas story by looking at the different parts of the Christmas Story. Today, we end this series with the meaning. I begin asking this question, ''What does Christmas mean?'' Perhaps we should have begun with this question because Christmas seems to mean so many things to so...

by Dr. Ed Young

A man went swimming at dusk in a very large lake. He was about a hundred yards from shore, leisurely paddling along, sometimes relaxing and swimming on his back, when, without warning, an evening fog just swept across the area and before he knew it, he had lost any point of orientation. He couldn't see which way to swim to shore. He would panic and swim viciously in one direction...

by Donald Cantrell

Christmas has always had its critics and those that wanted to diminish its impact upon this lost world. We have those that want to celebrate the holidays with no regard to the one the holiday is about. One lady was heard to mumble, ''I don't mind celebrating Christmas; but does it have to be so religious''. This is the day and age that we live in; we want Xmas but not the Christ that...

by Ken Trivette

1. There are a lot of songs that have become a part of our culture and Christmas celebration. I think of the song, The Twelve Days of Christmas. Many do not realize that the song originally was intended to teach certain Biblical truths to young people. 2. There was a period of time in...

by Richard Bradley

These seekers were ''Magi'' or ''wise men.'' They were seekers of wisdom and knowledge; in this case the highest wisdom and knowledge. Some Magi were pagan sorcerers and astrologers. However, these ''Magi'' had a higher purpose for seeking Christ other than merely plotting the course of a star across the heavens. According to...

by Patrick Edwards

We conclude our Christmas series this morning ''Why God became Man,'' by looking at perhaps one of the most neglected aspects of Jesus Christ, that being His life. We spend considerable time on his birth, considerable time on His death and resurrection, but we tend to pass over or ignore the significance of His life. I've shared this with a...

by Stan Coffey

by Johnny Hunt

Joy is something very deep and profound, something that affects the whole and entire personality. In other words it comes to this; there is only one thing that can give true joy and that is contemplation of the Lord Jesus Christ. He satisfies my mind; He satisfies my emotions; He satisfies my every desire. He and His great...

by David Cawston

"If I have to pick up one more scrap of wrapping paper or ribbon, I'm going to scream!" I had delegated much of the preparations for Christmas to my three children. They had trimmed the tree and wrapped gifts, but I still had to pick up after them. Overworked as I was, the excitement and joy of Christmas seemed to be...

by Miles Seaborn

Intro. Christmas and music are synonymous. We can never think of this time of year without recalling Christmas music. Oratorio - the great Handel's "Messiah," Christmas music in the field of hymnology such as "Joy to the World" and "O Come All Ye Faithful" and "Hark the Herald Angles Sing." And Christmas music in...

by Steve Jones

Let's begin today by playing "Name That Tune." I'm going to play some instrumental snippets of traditional Christmas songs and you see how soon you can guess the tune. (Play notes from Jingle Bells, Rudolph, Frosty, Silver Bells, Silent Night and ending with the theme from Jaws.) Now what is that last song doing in...

by Fred Lowery

On my way in, I overheard a mom telling her child ''Your shoes are on the wrong feet.'' The child said ''Mom, these are the only feet I have.'' (laughing) Kids just say the ... it's amazing. I just love the way kids, out of the mouth of babes. But let me tell you my favorite story that I told you years ago. When LahLah, Laura Leigh was I...

by Zach Terry

I'd like to begin today with a fictional story, more of what C.S. Lewis called a Supposal. Suppose we were allowed to look into what occurred in heaven just before Messiah was born. This is what my sanctified imagination came up with…A Christmas Supposal: It happened many years ago, although in the...

by Daniel Rodgers

On a particular occasion, a professor was speaking to a group of his business students about time management. In order to drive home a point, he used the following illustration. He pulled out a one-gallon, wide-mouthed Mason jar and set it on a table in front of him. Then he produced about a dozen fist-sized rocks and...

by James Merritt

1. All of us know the beautiful Christmas hymn "O Holy Night." this carol was written by Adolph Charles Adam, a French composer. Ironically, it was frowned upon by church authorities who denounced it for poor taste and "total absence of the spirit of religion." 2. In that first stanza the writer invites us to close our eyes and imagine the world before the...