Why You Need a Sermon Calendar, and How to Make One

By | December 20th, 2016|

Listen, if you want to be an effective preacher, you need a sermon calendar. You might get away with winging it for a while, but eventually, you will either burn out or fail to reach your God-given potential. If you still need convincing, here are four reasons you need an annual preaching calendar, and how [...]

Get This Great 2017 Sermon Calendar

By | December 13th, 2016|

As a new pastor, the weight of weekly sermon preparation crushed me. I had preached a few sermons here and there before, but preaching every single week was terrifying. If I had not taken action to get organized, I would never have made it. The Problem One of the most difficult tasks for pastors is [...]

The Offensive but Good News of Christmas

By | December 12th, 2016|

The good news of Christmas is that Jesus came to save all people. He did not just come to save the worthy people. He came to rescue sinners, no matter who they are or what they’ve done. But some people have a hard time accepting that anyone could be so forgiving. It is offensive to think [...]

5 Tips for Christmas Sermons That Bring Guests Back

By | December 6th, 2016|

Are you ready for your Christmas sermon? As you are well aware, Christmas Eve services are one of the highest attendance days of the year for most churches. It's the big event, the big night. Hundreds—maybe even thousands—of people will trust their valuable time to your church. But the week after, will your guests come [...]

The Christmas Truce

By | November 30th, 2016|

Jesus is the common thread that unites all believers. One of the great beauties of the gospel is the way that it welcomes all believers—regardless of race, nationality, language, social status, or background—into one Christian family. There may be no greater example of this than the true story of The Christmas Truce of 1914: World [...]

40 Christmas Sermon Ideas

By | November 28th, 2016|

It’s Christmas time again. And every year pastors have the task to create yet another great Christmas sermon. But after many years of preaching the same message, you can get repetitive. The message every year should remain the same, but you need a bit of a creative twist on the way you present it every [...]