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'Christmas Time Is Here'

3 tips to present the Christmas story fresh every year.

'Christmas Time Is Here'
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Here it comes again, Christmas. In my opinion, it’s the best time of year. As a preacher of God’s Word, Christmas can be a challenging time of year for sermon development. This challenge is not because there is a lack of information to preach, but because it’s the same text we preach every Christmas. The important thing to remember at Christmas is not what we think our people want to hear, it’s what they need to hear. Therefore, we must heed Paul’s word to Timothy, “Preach the Word” (2 Timothy 4:2).

The Christmas season sets the table for people to hear and interact once again with the Christmas story. I believe that we can still use this very familiar story and present it fresh every year. I want to give three points to ponder as you approach the season with a goal of preaching fresh sermons at Christmas.

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