Sermon Starters

[eBook] Outlines for Every Holiday & Occasion

A 70 page digital book of sermon outlines for holidays including Christmas, Easter, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, and many more. Also included are starters for special occasions like weddings, funerals, and baby dedications. Each outline includes:

  • Focal passage
  • Introduction
  • Guiding points
  • Concluding thoughts


Sermon Starters

[eBook] Outlines for Every Holiday & Occasion



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Do you need more time for sermon preparation?

On average pastors spend 10 to 15 hours preparing for Sunday morning sermons. That equates to over 700 hours annually and doesn’t include weddings, funerals, or weekly Bible studies.

How do you find more time for sermon preparation amid the daily demands of ministry and family?

What if you could jumpstart sermon preparation?

The Church Answers team has compiled 28 sermon outlines for 20 holidays and special occasions in the life of the church. Each outline provides you with a starting and ending point to kickstart your sermon preparation process.

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Fresh Ideas

We at Church Answers love pastors, and we want to walk alongside you, pray for you, support you, and help you. Because several of us have been pastors, we know that sermon preparation is often one of the most difficult tasks of your role. It’s sometimes especially hard to develop fresh ideas on holidays that occur year after year after year—and we want to help.

Complete Outlines

Sermon Starters includes 28 sermons for 20 different holidays and occasions throughout the calendar year. Each outline includes a focal passage, introduction, theme, supporting points, and conclusions. This resource is designed to help you kickstart your sermon preparation.

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Sermon Outlines Included for:

  • New Year's Day
  • Palm Sunday
  • Good Friday
  • Easter
  • Mother's Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Father's Day
  • July 4th
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving
  • Christmas Eve
  • Christmas
  • Weddings
  • Funerals
  • And more!

Featured Contributors

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General Editor & Contributor, Chuck Lawless 

Chuck Lawless is Dean of Doctoral Studies, Vice-President for Spiritual Formation, and preaching professor at Southeastern Seminary in Wake Forest, NC. He also serves as team leader for Global Theological Education Strategies for the International Mission Board (SBC).

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Thom Rainer 

With nearly 40 years of ministry experience, Thom Rainer has spent a lifetime committed to the growth and health of local churches across North America.

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Sam Rainer 

As President of Church Answers, Sam Rainer wears many hats. From podcast co-host to full-time Pastor at West Bradenton Baptist Church, Sam’s heart for ministry and revitalization are evident in all he does.

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