“Now, Elder,” Pastor said, with a tone in his voice that alerted me to the fact that he was about to ask the impossible of me, “I appreciate all the hard work you’re putting in on my behalf in looking for a Christmas Sermon Series for this year’s Advent Celebrations. However, what I’m looking for is something totally different – – something unique and unusual. Elder, I want you to find something that is really out of this world! And,” he added with what I swear was a sadistic grin, “I want it to be an outreach Sermon Series in nature.”
Hmmmmmmm – – out of this world, huh? I oughta see if I can find Sermons on Christmas about flying saucers and aliens, I thought, that would fix him! As I pondered on that for a minute I was blessed with a somewhat interesting epiphany – – Jesus came from another world to ours. He didn’t, obviously, come on a space ship – – but He did come from the Realms of Glory to earth. And what about the Wise Men? For all intent and purposes they came from another world to worship the Christ child. Aliens? Living in Arizona we sure hear a lot about those – – especially the illegal kind. But, didn’t Jesus leave the “Realms of Glory” for them, too? Telling them about the real “reason for the season” certainly would qualify as an out outreach for Christmas Preaching. Problem is, I thought, to find a series like this I would probably have to write it myself!
You can imagine my relief when, after a little bit of snooping around on the Internet, I actually stumbled upon Mainstay Ministries Advent Sermon Series, From Another World to Ours. Comprised of a five part series, the Sermon Themes are:
- Who Invited Those Guys?
- Future World Changers
- Quick Learners
- The Miracle Continues
- Clash of Cultures
Reviewing the content of each of these sermons I discovered that they are, in fact, dedicated to reaching out to the diverse ethnicities that make up so many of our congregations today. It does, I believe, fit the bill for everything Pastor was looking for.
Equally exciting was learning how complete the Package is. Consisting of the following elements, it is, in fact, totally self-contained:
- Five Sermon Manuscripts
- Two High Resolution Church Videos
- 125 Professionally designed PowerPoint Graphics in JPEG format
- Over 50 Time-Saving Sermon-Enhancing Ideas
- Promotional Resources
- One Free Sample World Map that you can bulk order for your Church
To learn more about this fabulous Christmas Sermon Idea call Mainstay Toll-Free at 1-800-224-2735, or go to http://sundaysolutions.com/from-another-world-to-ours.html. If you’re like Pastor, you’ll agree that Christmas is the best time of the year to reach-out to a hurting world, and these Christmas Sermons will allow you to do just that.