DECEMBER 24 – CHRISTMAS EVE WORSHIP
The Christmas Eve sermon is one of the most difficult sermons for me to conjure up because you have already heard everything that I am going to say. I want to say something profound and meaningful about the birth of Jesus on Christmas Eve and to tell the story of the birth of God’s son in a new and creative way, but the reality is the story of the night that God came to us in the form of a newborn baby boy that was named Jesus does not change—though, perhaps it changes us.
DECEMBER 25 – CHRISTMAS DAY WORSHIP
The first date celebrated as the day of the birth of Jesus was January 2, but there is a 25th square on the December calendar that is marked “Christmas,” but Christmas is not just a day of the year.
The Wise Men left their comfortable life of privilege and respect because they knew something was missing in their lives. They did not find the answers in things of the world or even in religion. It was only when they found Jesus that they were able to go home another way. Perhaps we can find the same thing as we come to worship the newborn king.