Tell us about your preaching program during the Christmas season. I spent 14 Christmases at Northbrook Baptist Church in Cedar Rapids, IA. It was not easy to come up with fresh, biblical approaches to the Christmas story. How many sermons can you do on the angels on the hillside or the Manger in Bethlehem?
So, I’m interested. How do you approach your pulpit duties in the Christmas season? Any creative approaches to the Nativity story you’d be willing to share with the rest of us?
- I know some preachers who almost completely ignore the season from the pulpit and simply continue with whatever series they are currently in.
- Others do advent series throughout the month of December.
- Others do a little mix-and-match.
We know that the incarnation is a foundational truth for our faith. It is an important truth to proclaim from the pulpit. How do you do it? What is your plan? How many Christmas-related sermons do you do?
Oh, and one more thing. Do you have any ideas for Christmas sermons or sermon series that you would like to share with the rest of us. Fair warning: someone may very well co-opt your ideas and use them!