Sermon title for Christmas Sunday

Discussion in 'Pastoral Ministries' started by Salty, Dec 21, 2003.

  1. Salty

    Salty
    Expand Collapse
    20,000 Posts Club
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 8, 2003
    Messages:
    22,126
    Likes Received:
    220
    Cicero (NY) Baptist Church (SBC)

    "The Baby That Can Change Your Life!
    Text: Mat 1-18-25
     
  2. Dr. Bob

    Dr. Bob
    Expand Collapse
    Administrator
    Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2000
    Messages:
    29,402
    Likes Received:
    12
    Last year I preached "Forgive us our Christmases as we Forgive those who Christmas against us!" :D
     
  3. USN2Pulpit

    USN2Pulpit
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 19, 2003
    Messages:
    1,641
    Likes Received:
    0
    Dr Bob, I'd sure like to see your sermon notes on that one!

    Nothing to terribly clever this year for me, just "Jesus - The Reason for Christmas."
     
  4. Ephesus23

    Ephesus23
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2003
    Messages:
    55
    Likes Received:
    0
    In my church (IFB) on Sunday morning, Pastor preached from Luke 2 and Matthew 1, and didn't really give it a title- just a basic Christmas message. In the evening, he delievered a fairly short message because the choir gave a concert, but the message was His Unspeakable Gift, based on II Corinthians 9:15. [​IMG]
     
  5. NaasPreacher (C4K)

    NaasPreacher (C4K)
    Expand Collapse
    Administrator
    Administrator

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2003
    Messages:
    26,806
    Likes Received:
    78
    I am preaching through Galatians and finished chapter 3 last week, so - nothing fancy just "In the Fullness of Time"
     
  6. Ulsterman

    Ulsterman
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2002
    Messages:
    1,048
    Likes Received:
    0
    I took as my text If "I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloke for their sin." (John 15:22), and preached a sermon entitled "If Jesus Had Not Come!"

    Basically I took the Lord's various statements on "I am come that . . ." and pointed out that these things would not have been true if Jesus had not come. A slightly different angle on the Christmas message.
     
  7. Ulsterman

    Ulsterman
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 13, 2002
    Messages:
    1,048
    Likes Received:
    0
    Probably the most fun and inventive Christmas sermon title I preached was "Thank God for Levi's Genes!"
     
  8. Dr. Bob

    Dr. Bob
    Expand Collapse
    Administrator
    Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2000
    Messages:
    29,402
    Likes Received:
    12
    FORGIVE US OUR CHRISTMASES
    Series: Advent 2002, #3
    Introduction: Little boy was careful to say his prayers a Christmas neared. Like so many, he mixed up the words of the prayers a little. Our Father who art in heaven, Harold be thy name. Give us this day our jelly bread and forgive us our Christmases as we forgive those who Christmas against us.

    The Christmas Season is sprinkled with two contrasting themes: “Hurry Up” and “Wait”. When these become out of balance, how distorted our view of the holidays will be. We look back on the millennia since Jesus came and wonder “How long?” before He returns.

    HURRY UP, LORD – the earth needed your coming then and NOW

    WAIT PATIENTLY – the Lord’s timing is perfect and everything will work out.

    Illustration: Kids pray HURRY UP Christmas and get here. Mom and Dad say, SLOW DOWN and give us time to shop and wrap and decorate and get everything done.

    I. ZACHARIAH
    Scripture: Luke 1:5-25
    A. HURRY UP
    1. BUSY IN THE MINISTRY
    2. FAITHFUL FOR YEARS
    B. WAIT
    1. GOD WAS WAITING (to Show Himself Powerful)
    2. ZECHARIAH NOW HAD TO WAIT

    II. VIRGIN MARY
    Scripture: Luke 1:26
    A. HURRY UP
    1. MESSIAH IS COMING
    2. ANGEL OF DEATH v ANGEL OF LIFE
    3. HURRY UP, MARY
    B. WAIT
    1. GREETED BY ELIZABETH - SIX MONTHS pregnant
    2. WAITS WITH ELIZABETH – THREE MONTHS

    III. JOSEPH
    Scripture: Luke 2:1-7
    A. HURRY UP
    1. HURRY UP AND DEAL WITH THE PROBLEM
    2. HURRY UP AND RUN FROM THE PRESSURE
    B. WAIT
    1. WAIT ON DIVORCE; MARRY MARY
    2. WAIT ON THE PLANS FOR YOUR OWN LIFE

    IV. ANGELS
    Scripture: Luke 2:8-20
    A. WAIT (comes first)
    1. ANGELS AT CREATION
    2. ANGELS WERE MESSENGERS OF GOD
    B. HURRY UP
    1. GABRIEL
    2. ANGEL CHORUS LINE

    V. SHEPHERDS
    Scripture: Luke 2:8-20
    A. WAIT (comes first)
    1. SHEPHERDS IN SLOW MOTION
    2. ANCESTORS LIVED HERE
    B. HURRY UP
    1. WAITING IS OVER
    2. WAKE UP

    VI. WISE MEN
    Scripture: Matthew 2:1-12
    A. HURRY UP
    1. WAITING FOR 500 YEARS
    2. HURRY TO ISRAEL
    B. WAIT
    1. CANNOT FIND JESUS
    2. DON’T LET THE SURROUNDINGS FOOL YOU

    VII. US TODAY
    Scripture: Revelation 22:20
    A. HURRY UP
    1. LIFE MOVING ON
    2. I’M STILL WAITING FOR Y2K
    B. WAIT
    1. PROMISE OF HIS SECOND COMING
    2. ANOTHER CHRISTMAS
    Conclusion: Forgive us our Christmases, Lord
     
  9. Dan Todd

    Dan Todd
    Expand Collapse
    Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2003
    Messages:
    14,452
    Likes Received:
    0
    A seven point sermon - how long did it last?

    The week before Christmas was our Christmas program - one of our teens (Matt/Shinja) preached the sermon - the subject was how Christ's birth fulfilled O.T. prophecy. The message lasted (timed by wedge former) 7 minutes and 34 seconds - but Matt did an exceptional job. We are praying him into Bible School and the ministry.

    The week after Christmas - just happened to be the last Sunday of the month - and I have one of my deacons - who happens to be an ordained minister - preach that Sunday each month. He is currently preaching through Joshua - and his text was when God told Joshua to have all the men circumcised. I'm not sure how we can fit that into Christmas - but sometimes it's best not to strain to hard to make a text fit an occassion!

    Dan - haven't preached for the last two Sundays!
     
  10. Dr. Bob

    Dr. Bob
    Expand Collapse
    Administrator
    Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2000
    Messages:
    29,402
    Likes Received:
    12
    Hey, at 15 I preached in my home church. Stole the outline from Billy Graham's "Peace with God" book and doubt it lasted ten minutes. 9 points and I was "faster than a speeding bullet".

    Encourage him!

    BTW, my Advent message (7 points) went about 40 minutes. These were not deep theological truths, so 3-4 minutes and a good story/illustration on each was plenty!
     
  11. Dan Todd

    Dan Todd
    Expand Collapse
    Moderator
    Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2003
    Messages:
    14,452
    Likes Received:
    0
    We do encourage him!

    We are very hopeful that the Lord will lead him into the ministry!

    Dan (along with Jan) the encourager
     
  12. SaggyWoman

    SaggyWoman
    Expand Collapse
    Administrator
    Administrator

    Joined:
    Dec 15, 2000
    Messages:
    17,933
    Likes Received:
    8
    It Is a wonderful life.
     

Share This Page

Loading...