UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER

4 Sermons | November 28-December 19, 2021

From singing carols to decorating the tree, we all have our favorite Christmas traditions. But one tradition may do a better job of capturing what Christmas is really like to do than any other: the Ugly Christmas Sweater.

 

Ugly Christmas Sweaters remind us that even during Christmas our attitudes can become pretty ugly. In this series, we'll discuss how we can leave the ugly to the sweaters this Christmas season.

Sermon 1

Ugly Thoughts

November 28, 2021

From singing carols to decorating the tree, we all have our favorite Christmas traditions. But one tradition may do a better job of capturing what Christmas is really like to do than any other: the Ugly Christmas Sweater.

 

Ugly Christmas Sweaters remind us that even during Christmas our attitudes can become pretty ugly. In this series, we'll discuss how we can leave the ugly to the sweaters this Christmas season.

Sermon 2

Ugly Words

December 5, 2021

How do you feel about Christmas lights or egg nog? Without hanging a single light or drinking a drop of egg nog; these words are powerful enough to make you feel a certain way.

 

But we often forget just how powerful our words can be, which can lead us to say some pretty ugly things. But to make sure we leave the ugly to the sweaters this Christmas, in this sermon we'll talk about how we can tame our tongues and keep from saying such ugly things.

Sermon 3

Ugly Motives

December 12, 2021

Everyone loves giving and receiving presents at Christmas. But what motivates you to buy the gifts you buy for the people you love the most? Sometimes our motivations are a little selfish. 

 

And these ugly motivations keep us from truly enjoying this season. So, to leave the ugly to the sweaters this Christmas, we need to be reminded of what should truly motivate us in everything that we do.

Sermon 4

Ugly Actions

December 19, 2021

From presents to buy to trips to arrange, Christmas is filled with plans. But, if we want to leave the ugly to the sweaters, we also need to plan how we will act this Christmas.

 

But sadly most of us spend way more time picking out the perfect gift or putting together an itenerary than we do thinking about how we will respond when we face difficult situations. But in this sermon, we'll be reminded that the only way to avoid ugliness is to plan ahead.