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40 Christmas Sermon Ideas

Christmas Sermon

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 year to keep the message fresh.

So, if you’re stuck in a rut trying to come up with a different way to tell the Christmas story once again, here are 40 ideas straight out of the Bible to get your started.

40 CHRISTMAS SERMON IDEAS FROM THE BIBLE

GOSPEL NARRATIVES OF JESUS’ BIRTH

1. Matthew 1:1-17 – Preach the genealogy of Jesus in Matthew traced from Abraham through David all the way to Jesus. Matthew is unique because he includes women in his genealogy.

2. Matthew 1:18-25 – Preach the Christmas story through the eyes of Joseph, who planned to divorce Mary quietly until an angel came.

3. Matthew 2:1-12 – Preach the Christmas story through the eyes of the wise men, who seek to worship the newborn king.

4. Matthew 2:1-23 – Preach the Christmas story through the eyes of King Herod, who feels threatened by the birth of a king.

5. Luke 1:26-38 – Preach the Christmas story through the eyes of Mary, who embraced God’s plan no matter how impossible it sounded.

6. Luke 1:26-38 – Preach the Christmas story through the eyes of the angel Gabriel, who is sent to declare the good news to Mary that God has chosen her to give birth to Jesus.

7. Luke 1:39-56 – Preach the Christmas story from Mary’s perspective when she visits Elizabeth and sings praise to God for what He will do through her.

8. Luke 2:1-7 – Preach the Christmas story from the perspective of Mary and Joseph, who had to travel to Bethlehem when Jesus was born.

9. Luke 2:1-7 – Preach the Christmas story from the perspective of Caesar Augustus, who had no idea that his decree for a census was all part of God’s plan to bring a king who, unlike Augustus, would have a reign that would never end.

10. Luke 2:8-21 – Preach the Christmas story from the perspective of the Shepherds when the angles appear out of nowhere and direct them to Jesus.

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Brandon has been on a ten-year journey to become the best preacher he can possibly be. During this time, he has worked in churches of all sizes, from a church plant to some of the largest and fastest growing churches in the United States. Brandon writes his thoughts and ideas from his journey at ProPreacher.com.