By Steve Smith on Dec 13, 2016
Every 11 months, we get one month of waiting. It’s an interesting rhythm which should affect our cadence of busyness and distraction.
By Sermoncentral on Nov 27, 2018
Advent is a season of watching and waiting on our Lord Jesus. Here are 16 powerful Advent sermon and worship resources for your church.
By Steve Smith on Dec 3, 2016
When I practice Advent, I get the opportunity to yet again, start my life over. I am invited to step out and away from my old ways and to begin new ways of living better–living in a different rhythm; living in a deeper–more sacred way.
By Deanna Young on Dec 6, 2018
Have you ever considered the Christmas holiday as an opportunity to testify to our faith?
By Andreas Kostenberger on Dec 6, 2016
Jesus’s birth did not come in a vacuum. His coming was the culmination of centuries, even millennia, of mounting expectation of the coming Messiah and Savior of humankind.
By Douglas Wilson on Dec 22, 2017
A father who wants to lead and disciple his family needs to remember that the one thing he must cultivate is heart loyalty. He must, of course, connect that loyalty to scriptural and worthy objects, but if he does not have heart loyalty, childrearing will simply be one grief replaced by another.
By Peter Mead on Dec 19, 2011
Peter Mead offers a helpful list of 15 tips to make the most of your preaching this Christmas.
By Joe Mckeever on Dec 17, 2016
Tell it with gusto and love. Tell the story of the birth of Jesus with all the excitement of someone hearing it for the first time. Tell the story without detouring into theories and guesses and myths and controversies.
By David Lose on Nov 29, 2014
Instead of demanding repentance, what if you invited people into it?
By Lance Witt on Dec 4, 2017
As pastors, how do we celebrate Christmas without getting lost in the shuffle of busy church activities?
By Jimmy Gentry on Dec 9, 2015
How would John the Baptizer respond if he were to show up during Advent in any given city in America today?
By David Lose on Dec 14, 2015
Why is there an Advent passage about John and his doubts? Turns out there are plenty of good reasons.
By John Beukema on Nov 11, 2011
John Beukema discusses the challenges and opportunities of providing your listeners with fresh content for holiday sermons.
By Jonathan Howe on Dec 21, 2017
Unfortunately stress can lead churches to plan poorly and make unnecessary mistakes. Here are ten such mistakes to avoid in your church this Christmas.
By Josh Reich on Dec 20, 2017
Christmas Eve is coming, and millions of people will walk into a church to experience something. But what will they get when they walk into your church or mine?