Obviously, you want to begin your sermon planning through spending time in devotions seeking the Lord's direction for the message. The Lord will guide and direct your path for the direction you take in choosing topics for the sermons. Once you have spent time in prayer and have a better idea for your message, you can begin writing the Christmas sermons you'll preach for the advent season.
Outlines are great because they can give you ideas for stories and topics you'll share as part of your advent season services. Here are some ways that outlines can help you on Sunday morning.
They help get your mind engaged.
Writing a sermon is difficult if you don't know where to begin. Outlines are great because they can get your mind pointed along a specific path or direction. You don't want to copy a specific outline word for word, but you can rewrite sermons in your own words with your own experiences and stories in a format your congregation will understand. Once you have read many outlines of sermons, you will have a much better idea of how you want to preach your sermon.
Outlines help the pastor come up with stories to tell.
People love stories. Many Christmas sermon outlines begin with a story, and you can use these stories in your own sermons. If the pastor tells a famous story from history, you can use outlines to find these stories. There will undoubtedly be more information online about famous historical stories where you can learn more about the stories you want to share in your sermons. Connecting with your audience is one of the key ways to make a meaningful impact on the hearts of the people in your church. Many Christmas sermon outlines begin with a great story!
They help you connect with famous preachers of yesterday and today.
As you are reviewing Christmas sermon outlines, you may find that there are a few sermons from preachers you really like. Many famous preachers have listed hundreds of their other sermons online for you to review at your own leisure. Some of the most famous preachers in recent history include Adrian Rogers, Jerry Vines, Dr. James Merritt, and Edwin Young.
If you are a young preacher, reviewing the outlines and wisdom of famous preachers will help you recognize the heart of the church during the Christmas season. Young pastors can learn a lot from the famous leaders of yesterday and today.
Christmas sermon outlines are great when you are trying to come up with the words to preach for your next sermon. Seek the Lord first in your sermon outline, and ask him to give you the Word for today!