Today’s post continues Logos Talk’s Christmas Bible study. Check back throughout December for more ways to study the birth of Jesus!
Christmas is upon us, and it’s a vital time for good preaching. Students are coming home, families are gathering in their hometowns—and more people are pouring into your church. Maybe you’ve planned ahead for all the visitors. Maybe God has blessed your church with faster growth than you expected. Either way, Logos 5’s Sermon Starter Guide makes it easy to brainstorm Christmas sermon (or any sort of sermon) ideas in seconds.
In fact, we can come up with 10 exciting Christmas sermon concepts right now.
5 Passage-Based Christmas Sermon Ideas
Let’s say I want to preach about the birth of Jesus in Matthew 1:18–25. There’s a lot of content here, though—and lots of message ideas. The Sermon Starter helps me identify plenty of clear message ideas.
Clicking any one of these gives me more to go on, and even spawns new sermon ideas. For example, when I click “Angels as God’s messengers,” I see a scriptural overview of the messages angels relay. I can zero in on one of these passages and compare it to the message the angel gives Joseph in Matthew—yet another sermon idea!
And just like that, I have five Christmas sermon ideas to work with:
- Just how human was baby Jesus? (Jesus: Humanity theme)
- What makes this baby special? (Jesus: Divinity theme)
- Did Mary and Joseph see Christmas coming? (Prophecy: Jesus)
- God’s message from God’s messengers (Thematic outline on angels)
- The true story of Jesus’ birth (thematic outline on Jesus’ birth)
5 Theme-Based Christmas Sermon Ideas
Now let’s say I want to find some Christmas sermon ideas, but I don’t have a particular starting verse in mind. The Sermon Starter works with themes as well as passages, so I just type in “Christmas.” It suggests the theme of “Jesus: Birth,” which I select.
Wow—plenty of sermon ideas here! The first four ideas link to the Topic Guide, which is an awesome place to see relevant Scripture and background information. The last points to Isaiah 9:6–7, where I could use the Bible Word Study to understand what “Wonderful Counselor,” “Mighty God,” “Eternal Father,” and “Prince of Peace” mean.
This gives me five more starting points for more Christmas sermons:
- What is the origin of Advent?
- Jesus: God in the flesh
- The original Nativity
- Star of wonder, Star of light
- Four more names for baby Jesus
The Sermon Starter Guide makes it far easier to come up with sermon ideas—and it brings to light some concepts I wouldn’t have thought about otherwise.