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 that, will your guests come back?
This could be the only chance you get to make a good impression.
The stakes are high. So here are five tips that will help you preach a sermon that brings guests back for more.
1. Think appetizer, not buffet.
Think of your Christmas sermon more like a gourmet appetizer at a fine dining restaurant than the average food at an all-you-can-eat buffet. The appetizer may be small, but it’s packed with flavor, and you’re left wanting more.
Preaching too long will leave a negative impression. You will never have enough time to cover everything in a single sermon. The goal should be to give people a delicious taste of Scripture so they want to come back for more.
I won’t dictate how long you have to preach, but try to shave some time off your average…Continue Reading