As you prepare your Christmas Sermon Outlines you probably have a lot of things you would like to say. There are a lot of things you are passionate about. There are a lot of needs and struggles in your congregation that need to be addressed. You are also aware of some tried and true topics that are out there that you could use. So how do you sift through all those things in your brain? How do you cut through all the fluff and distractions to decide what would be best for you to speak on? I think the best way to do this is to ask yourself one important question. “Does it really matter?” This is a great question that acts like a strainer for all the ideas that you have sifting around in your brain. You simply pour them through this question and see what comes out on the other side.
For example, there may be a political issue of the day that you are passionate about. You could probably very easily craft a Christmas Sermon Outline around that topic. But you have to ask yourself if anyone’s life will be changed if you preach that sermon. You have to question whether or not any good would come from this sermon if you did convince people you were right. The same thing for issues and topics your congregations are interested in or concerned with. You could craft a great message onde abundou o pecado superabundou a graça about them. You could even make a lot of people happy. But will it be worth it.
Most of us are very good at crafting messages. Regardless of what the topic is we could probably find a way to craft a good Christmas Sermon Outline. But just because it would be good does not mean that we should do it. Our moments where we get to teach are precious and so is the time of our congregations. We need to value those opportunities and not be flippant with the topics we choose. Because just because the message might be good does not mean that it will really matter in the grand scheme of things.