July 12, 2015
Mark 6:14-29
Ephesians 1:3-14
2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19
Psalm 24

Is There Life After Christmas?

First Sunday after Christmas Day

from the book
A More Urgent Season
Sermons And Children's Lessons


Erskine White



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During his tenure as head football coach at the University of
Arkansas, Lou Holtz once had his team play a bowl game on
Christmas Day. When a reporter asked him how he felt about
playing football on this day, rather than being at home with his
family, Coach Holtz was honest and to the point. "Frankly, I'd
rather be doing this," he said. "Once you've been to church, had
dinner and opened the gifts, Christmas is the most boring day of
the year."
Is there life after Christmas or is Lou Holtz right? Is there
anything to do, anything to look forward to once the big day has
come and gone, or is the aftermath of Christmas merely, as Lou
Holtz might say, the most "boring" time of the year?
It is not uncommon to feel a certain let down after Christmas
-- we even do it in the church. After all, what is the slowest,
lowest, most...

This First Sunday after Christmas Day sermon, Is There Life After Christmas?, is based on Isaiah 12:1-6 and relates to First Sunday after Christmas Day of Cycle of the lectionary. This sermon is excerpted from the book A More Urgent Season . SermonSuite offers online sermons and professionally published sermons, lectionary sermons, non-lectionary sermons, children's sermons, sermon illustrations, worship resources, preaching resources, sermons on prayer, prayers, Christian drama, lectionary worship, lectionary workbooks and homilies. ...

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