The Amazing Emmanuel:|
Discover What True Hero Worship Is All About
Give yourself a wealth of Christmastime sermon and service helps with this exceptional December sermon series by Mainstay Church Resources. Go Here for a Special Package Offer >
Superheroes. Thanks to comic books and bedtime stories, our imaginations have been captivated by them since childhood. We love what distinguishes them from ordinary individuals. They are capable of feats that normal humans could not do. They are courageous in the face of great opposition. And they experience isolation and separation. Something else superheroes have in common: they're imaginary. As much as their escapades intrigue us, Hercules, Paul Bunyan, and Superman never actually existed.
There is someone who is characterized by each of those "superheroic" qualities - except one. Jesus Christ is not imaginary. He really was born, and he really did perform supernatural feats (not the least of which was dying for the sin of all humanity). In this December sermon series you'll preach on just what makes this Amazing Emmanuel the timeless hero that he is. Allow it to help you penetrate the holiday-decked walls of your church with a kind of X-ray vision that sees what most find difficult to focus on - that Christ is the center of Christmas. As your sermon series unfolds, you can also distribute one December Devotional Calendar per visitor or church family which helps your listeners to put into practice what you preach.
Seven preaching themes help your people follow the true hero for all time
1. Thank God for a Hero Too Wonderful for Words
2. Discover What True Hero Worship is Like
3. Learn How to Share Your Superhero Stories
4. Protect the Weak in Superhero Fashion
5. Keep Alive the Tale of the Wonder Child's Birth
6. Experience Your Hero's Super Power
7. Watch the Sky for Your Superhero's Return
Order your Amazing Emmanuel December sermon series Pastor's Starter Kit today. Upgrade your Kit with the Pastor's Manual on CD-ROM or Worship Photos CD-ROM. Contents include:
1. Resourceful Pastor's Manual
Receive a wealth of December preaching aids including suggested texts for each preaching theme above, complete sermon manuscripts you can use as is or rework, alternative sermon notes, illustrations, and quotations that give you more than enough material to choose from in preparing your own messages.
2. Within your Pastor's Manual receive worship ideas coordinated with your sermons that help people to remember and apply your messages for years to come. These include mood setters, creative Scripture readings, children's sermons, church and home Advent candlelighting ceremonies, music suggestions, prayers, and much more. These elements also are tied into the devotional calendars your people follow at home each week.
3. Also, in your Pastor's Manual are devotionals for pastors that minister to you in special ways during the winter season, when you have more than enough to do.
4. Devotions for December Calendar
Use this calendar yourself to keep your heart attuned and Christ-focused during the holiday season. Distribute additional copies (one per home) to the families in your church. Each Amazing Emmanuel calendar gives your people a devotional tool for the season of Advent that is harmonized to your holiday messages. It equips your listeners to better remember what you preach and practice it at home throughout the Christmas season.
5. An Implementation Guide for the Advent Administrator
During the busy pre-Christmas season, it's easy to let details fall through the cracks. That's why we've designed this Implementation Guide to help you. Maybe your'e the Advent administrator who heads up the organization and basic running of this series. Or perhaps you're the Publicity person who helps to get people excited about the Seasonal Advent Celebration. Or possibly you're acting as both. In any case, this Implementation Guide is intended to make things simpler for you.