Preaching holiday sermons is tough. If you stay in one place for very long, you start to run out of obvious texts to preach.
How many Mother's Day sermons from Proverbs 31 or 1 Samuel 1 can a guy preach?
How many Christmas sermon series from Matthew 1&2 and Luke 1&2 can you preach before it feels repetative?
If I were a Martyn Lloyd-Jones, James Montgomery Boice, John MacArthur or John Piper who had/have the capacity to preach a dozen sermons or so from one to two verses, perhaps it wouldn't be a problem. Alas, I am not.
My Christmas Season preaching plan for 2008:
Sermon 1-- The Ugly Side of Christmas; Jesus came to save sinners. (1 Timothy 1:15)
Sermon 2-- Promises Made, Promises Kept; Jesus came to fulfill OT promises. (Luke 24:44)
Sermon 3-- A Unique and Marvelous Birth; We celebrate Christmas because the Virgin Birth. (Luke 1:26-38)
Sermon 4-- Come Home for Christmas; Jesus came to redeem and reconcile us. (Galatians 4:4-7)
If you are preaching this Christmas, what will you preach?