Responding to Christmas

You might think Christmas is one of the easiest days to preach. The material is generally predetermined. I imagine the majority of preachers will preach on, you know, the Christmas story, being that it’s Christmas and all. The birth of Jesus is one of the most prolific and momentous events in human history, and it makes sense that we’d focus on it at least once a year as a church. But if we’re to focus on the same narrative, the same sections of Scripture once a year on whatever Sunday is nearest Dec. 25, should we just recycle the same old sermon every year?

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