Waiting is difficult, but the best things in life are worth the wait.
Sermon: In the Beginning
Text: John 1:1-14
Focus: Jesus is the eternal Word made flesh.
Function: That they would marvel at the miracle of the Incarnation.
Sermon: Unto Us
Texts: Luke 2:11; Isaiah 9:6
Focus: Jesus was born for all people.
Function: That they would believe in the miraculous gift of God’s Son.
Sermon: A Son Superior to Angels
Texts: Hebrews 1:1-6; John 1:1-18
Focus Statement: Jesus is more important than Christmas angels.
Function Statement: That they would rejoice in God’s presence with them by his Son.
Sermon: Bad Girls Begat Jesus: Mary
Texts: Matthew 1:18-25; Luke 1:26-38
Focus Statement: Jesus Christ was born of the virgin Mary to save us from our sins.
Function Statement: That they would rejoice at the wonderful news of the Savior born to die.
Sermon: Sacred Surgery
Text: Luke 2:21
Focus: God marks us as his own when he places his name on us in Baptism.
Function: That they would receive God’s favor and blessing by faith and trust in his name.
Sermon: Wrapped in Flesh
Text: John 1:1-18
Focus: God sent his Son wrapped in human flesh to redeem and exalt our humanity.
Function: That they would believe and receive God’s wonderful Christmas gift by faith.
Sermon: Not a Fairytale
Text: Luke 2:1-20
Focus: Jesus was born to save us from our sins.
Function: That they would believe the Christmas story and be saved.
Sermon: Looking for God in All the Wrong Places
Text: Luke 2:40-52
Focus: God is found in Word and Sacrament—where he has promised to be.
Function: That they would seek and find Jesus where—and while—he may be find.