For years I struggled to write a relevant sermon for Christmas and Resurrection Day.  Then our executive director gave me some wise advice.  He said, “Years ago, an older pastor told me that people come to church on Christmas and Resurrection Day for one reason.  They want to hear the story.”

That changed my approach to sermons at this time.  It is The Story that makes people come back again and again.  This year, tell the story in its simplicity, beauty and power.  Emmanuel, God with us.  How much more relavant can we get than this wonderful story of God who became man to save us from ourselves and our sins.