For a church, Christmas Eve services are typically one of the highest attended days of the year. A great message is absolutely essential on such a big day.
This may be the only time many of these people will give your church a chance. This may be the last time you get to speak to them if they are not compelled to return.
So here are some tips.
5 Keys To A Great Christmas Sermon
1. Keep it short.
I’m not going to tell you how long you should preach. But whatever your average time is, work to shave some time off of it. If you normally preach an hour, shoot for 45 minutes. If you speak for 30, shoot for 25. End early if at all possible.
Whatever you do, don’t go long! It is rude to families with plans afterwards. It is rude to volunteers helping at multiple services. Finish exactly on time or earlier than you said you would. Everyone will appreciate it.
The goal isn’t to cover the entire Bible in one message. The goal is to make a small section of scripture so life-changing that they are left wanting to come back to hear more.
2. Bring your A game.