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Topical Study on Christmas Christmas is the time for the preacher to drop all the cultural hoopla and sentimentality and focus on the real thing: the incarnation of the Son of God. The good news is that your congregation is tired of the hype anyway. They long for depth and meaning in their Christmas... Christmas Spirit All Year Article http://day1.org/2484-christmas_spirit_all_year Article Topics: Christmas , Jesus , Salt , Daily Living Source: Day1 Too easily we can lose the spirit of Christmas, Christ coming into the world, once the season is over. John R. Gunn challenges us to not lose our spirit of Christmas during the year. Christmas Element of Worship http://www.theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupWorshipAid.asp?LRID=244 Element of Worship Topics: Christmas , Incarnation , Music , Worship Planning Source: The African American Lectionary This worship planning resource is for a Christmas worship service. This resource includes a call to worship, a litany, music, and liturgical resources for a Christmas celebration. Christmas Message Audio/Video http://day1.org/7078-episcopal_presiding_bishop_michael_currys_christmas_message Audio/Video Topics: Christmas , Redemption , Devotion Source: Day1 In this Christmas devotional, Michael Curry reflects that in the person of Jesus, the mountain of God came to us to show us the way to live, love, and transform the world. Christmas Sermon Starter/Outline http://www.theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupCulturalAid.asp?LRID=302 Sermon Starter/Outline Topics: Christmas , Family , Education , Worship Planning Source: The African American Lectionary In this article, Lynette Ford reflects that John the Baptist could be a good model to follow as we commemorate the birth of Jesus. Included are suggestions for Christmas activities, music, audio visual material, and more.... Christmas is a Scandal Sermon (Complete) http://collections.carli.illinois.edu:80/cdm/ref/collection/uni_sermons/id/557 Sermon (Complete) Topics: Christmas , Scandal , Incarnation Source: Arthur Landwehr Sermon Collection In this sermon on Isaiah 7:10-15 and Matthew 1:18-25, Arthur Landwehr discusses reasons why Christmas is a scandal: incarnation, virgin conception, simple setting, and people, etc. "Happy are those who are not scandalized by Christmas." Christmas Is a Festival of Peace Sermon (Complete) http://commons.ptsem.edu/id/03629 Sermon (Complete) Topics: Christmas , Peace Source: Theological Commons (Princeton Theological Seminary) Christmas is the festival of peace, and peace is still the deepest longing of the human soul. But how is peace to be achieved? James Iley McCord tackles this question in this sermon. Christmas Is Peace on Earth Sermon (Complete) http://collections.carli.illinois.edu:80/cdm/ref/collection/uni_sermons/id/552 Sermon (Complete) Topics: Christmas , Peace , War Source: Arthur Landwehr Sermon Collection History is measured by wars, but peace with God is the beginning of peace for the soul, for the nation, and for the world. A Christmas sermon outline on Isaiah 2:1-5 by Arthur Landwehr. Christmas Traditions Audio/Video http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/2003/12/19/december-19-2003-christmas-traditions/21513/ Audio/Video Topics: Christmas , History , Video , Tradition Source: Religion & Ethics Newsweekly This video is a news story about how many of the most widely-known Christmas traditions were actually adapted from pagan practices before being given new Christian meanings. Christmas Carols with Justice Song/Hymn https://worshipwords.co.uk/christmas-carols-with-justice-simpleliving-usa/ Song/Hymn Topics: Christmas , Birth , Advent , Worship Source: Worship Words "Simple Living provides lyrics for Christmas Carols with Justice. The verses blend traditional and bold progressive language. They are easy to use and bring the real world into Christmas." Christmas Music Tells the Story Audio/Video http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/2015/12/18/december-18-2015-christmas-music-tells-the-story/28354/ Audio/Video Topics: Christmas , Hope , Nativity , Music Source: Religion & Ethics Newsweekly A video that looks at how Christmas music—carols, hymns and pop songs—embody the meaning of the Christmas story and play a central role in the celebration of the season.  Blue Christmas Service Outline https://worshipwords.co.uk/blue-christmas-service-7-december-400-pm/ Service Outline Topics: Christmas , Advent , Healing , Hope Source: Worship Words The Christmas season is not always a happy time. -- Mary Oliver (from Thirst, Beacon Press, Boston, 2006) This "Blue Christmas" service offers a chance to address the sadness and anger of missing loved ones. Christmas Gift Giving Audio/Video http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/2013/12/06/december-14-2012-christmas-gift-giving/14073/ Audio/Video Topics: Christmas , Generosity , Busyness , Video Source: Religion & Ethics Newsweekly This video interview illustrates themes of busyness, giving, and generosity as Bob and Diane Gayer describe their ministry that created an alternative Christmas market offering gifts ideas that support local and international charities. Full Text Hymns on Christmas Sing We Now of ChristmasPD
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Christmas Words of Assurance Element of Worship https://worshipwords.co.uk/christmas-reflection/ Element of Worship Topics: Christmas , Church , God's Presence , Assurance Source: Worship Words Held together in God’s arms and encircled by love, may you feel God’s presence in this Holy Season. ‘Twas the Day After Christmas… Article https://www.theologyofwork.org/the-high-calling/twas-day-after-christmas Article Topics: Christmas , Contentment , God Source: Theology of Work: The High Calling Bob Robinson reflects on his own experiences of disappointment and discontent in giving and receiving Christmas gifts, on Paul's words in Philippians 4:11-13, and that true contentment for the Christians comes from only God himself. Another Christmas Audio/Video https://www.ignitermedia.com/products/7989-another-christmas Audio/Video Topics: Christmas , Jesus Source: Igniter Media This is an invitation for the congregation to reflect on why Christmas might be the same experience every year when focused on the wrong things, and answers this question with Luke 2:11. (Length: 1:45) Christmas Commentary/Exegesis http://theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupLectionaryReading.asp?LRID=182 Commentary/Exegesis Topics: Christmas , Incarnation , Nativity , Worship Planning Source: The African American Lectionary For Christmas, Marvin A. McMickle presents this commentary on Isaiah 9:6 and Luke 2:8-14. He includes background information, a biblical interpretation, and other suggestions for a service. Christmas Sermon Starter/Outline http://www.theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupWorshipAid.asp?LRID=440 Sermon Starter/Outline Topics: Christmas , Worship Planning , Ecumenism , Love Source: The African American Lectionary This sermon starter and commentary on Luke 2:15–20 offers worship resources from an African American perspective for celebrating Christmas with an ecumenical focus. Christmas Pageants Audio/Video http://www.pbs.org/wnet/religionandethics/2011/12/09/december-17-2010-christmas-pageants/7678/ Audio/Video Topics: Christmas , Children/youth , Nativity , Video Source: Religion & Ethics Newsweekly This video by PBS is about how Christmas pageants done by children in Church's have a rich history and purpose in telling the basic story line of the birth of Jesus.  Christmas blessing Element of Worship https://worshipwords.co.uk/christmas-blessing-cara-heafey-uk/ Element of Worship Topics: Christmas , Blessing , Peace , Glory Source: Worship Words Cara Heafey offers a Christmas blessing or benediction. "Let us go from this place proclaiming that we have seen the glory of God." Christmas Element of Worship http://www.theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupCulturalAid.asp?LRID=244 Element of Worship Topics: Christmas , Jesus , Incarnation , Worship Planning Source: The African American Lectionary This cultural resource from the African American Lectionary is for a Christmas service. This resource provides music and takes a look at the dangers of the world Jesus entered into, as well as his early travels.

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