In an effort to help you prepare for this year’s Christmas message, the Ministry Pass team has searched the internet to find some of the best Advent sermons for 2018, including links back to the original sermon series, all to serve as inspiration for your Advent sermon or sermon series.

Very soon you will be preaching Christmas sermons, and even though you are aren’t looking to copy other pastor’s messages, examples of what other pastors have done at their church can spur an idea for a message, series, or illustration that could really connect with your congregation.

10 of The Best Advent Sermons to Inspire You in 2018

At Ministry Pass, we are really digging into Advent this year. From planning an Advent sermon series to promoting an Advent sermon series to your congregation and surrounding community, we have put a lot of effort into helping prepare pastors make the most of the tradition.

As much as Christmas messages dominate the internet, we sought out teachers who have done a great job of presenting the topic of Advent to their congregations. We have curated a selection of 10 Advent sermons that we believe exhibit the traits of a memorable Advent message.

Some follow our outline of how to write an Advent sermon, some don’t – but all capture the story of Christmas in unique ways that are sure to get your mental wheels spinning!

If you have a suggestion for Advent sermons we should add, please let us know and we’ll check it out.

Advent: I Lost You

From the sermon series Waiting with Joyful Hope

Online Church.com Addition to 2018 Advent Sermon Series

A message of peace. Because of the promise of the person of Jesus Christ, we are able to rest in the reality that He is able, strong, and sufficient.

Teacher: Ed Newton
Church Community Bible Church


Advent: The Refining Love of God

From the sermon series Advent 2015

From the Village Church Advent 2015 Series

Sometimes God allows suffering in our lives for our holiness and happiness. In the Book of Malachi, God sent the prophet to deliver a message of hope that still applies to His people today: You were made for better days.

Teacher: Matt Chandler
The Village Church


Advent (Part 2) – Tell of His Coming: The Shepherds and Angels

From the sermon series Advent 2013

From the Village Church Advent 2013 Series

In the time of Jesus’ birth, most families hired a herald to go through a community and announce the birth of their child. Mary and Joseph, of humble means, didn’t have a way to announce the birth of Jesus. But God Himself provided a company of heavenly hosts to proclaim the birth of His one and only Son. Likewise, in the time of Jesus’ birth, shepherds were men of poor reputation. Yet it was to men such as this that God first announced the birth of Jesus.

Teacher: Matt Chandler
The Village Church


Advent: Living in Between | Between Darkness and Light

From the sermon series Advent Living In Between

Southeast Christian Church Example of Advent Sermon Series

In a world overshadowed by sin, we long for Jesus’ return. But we also live with unshakable joy, knowing that the darkness cannot overcome Gods light.

Teacher: Dave Stone
Southeast Christian Church


The Thrill of Hope: The Footnote of Hope

From the sermon series The Thrill of Hope

Redemption Getaway Advent Sermon Series Example

Luke 2:1-7
The Birth of Jesus Christ

In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. And she gave birth to her firstborn son and wrapped him in swaddling cloths and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. (ESV)

Teacher: Luke Simmons
Redemption Gateway


Advent-ageous: Preparing the Way – Part 1

From the sermon series Advent-Ageous

Fellowship One Example of Advent Sermon Series

Christmas is a time of celebration and preparation. But it’s also a time of anticipation. Just as people during the first Christmas anticipated the birth of Jesus and His introduction into the world, this is a time of year when we anticipate all that God is going to continue to do in the world. As we prepare to celebrate what has been done in the past, Pastor Ed Young helps us discover how God is preparing the way for something even greater in the future!

Teacher: Ed Young
Fellowship One


Love Gave Everything – John 1:1-14

From the sermon series Advent

Illuminate Community Example of Advent Sermon Series

This is the first installment of our Advent Series. The character of Jesus Christ – the Word manifest – who was in the beginning and dwelled with God and is God. The story of Christmas is one of redemption, written for the world to hear! Here’s one incredible facet of God: His love for us knows no bounds.

Teacher: Jason Fritz
Illuminate Community


The Star- “Hope”

Teacher: Dave Star
Oakland Church of the Nazarene


Advent | Our Hope is that We are the Clay, God is the Potter – Isaiah 64:1-9

From the sermon series Advent at Quest Church

Teacher: Eugene Cho
Quest Church


ADVENT: Advent Illumination – See The Light Of Joy

From the sermon series Advent Illumination

Twin Cities Church Example of Advent Sermon Series

An invitation to humble yourself and look at Jesus with fresh eyes.

Teacher: Ron Thompson
Twin Cities Church


Immanuel: God with Us, Part 1 of 4

From the sermon series God With Us

This one isn’t actually an Advent sermon so as much as it is a Christmas sermon – but it was just so good we had to publish it.

The birth of Christ was a completely normal event and it gives us hope that God can do something amazing with us and all of our normalness.

Teacher: Max Lucado
Oak Hills Church

Find More Inspiration at Church Sermon Series Ideas

If you’re looking for more inspiration, we recommend that you check out Church Sermon Series Ideas. Here are a few of the Advent series they have posted on their website:

Advent 2017 – The Village Church
Visit Church Sermon Series Ideas

Village Church Example for Advent Sermon Series

Advent-ually – Word & Worship Church
Visit Church Sermon Series Ideas

Word & Worship Church Example Advent Sermon Series

Visitations: An Advent Series – Vineyard Columbus
Visit Church Sermon Series Ideas

Vineyard Columbus Example of Advent Sermon Series

Access Complete Advent Sermon Series Guides with Ministry Pass

At Ministry Pass we have done research and compiled it into 20 different messages from five different Advent sermon series. These series go beyond providing you with a graphic and actually equip pastors with a researched series guide, small group questions, and Advent sermon illustrations, all are included in each series download – along with the series graphics.

Ministry Pass comes with a 14-day free trial and you can immediately access the sermon series that is the best fit for your church and the season of ministry you find yourself in today.

Click here to discover more about these series on Ministry Pass

Sermon Guides for Advent on Ministry Pass

Download the 101 Christmas Series Ideas Ebook

Finally, we’ve created a free download that includes 101 Christmas Series Ideas featuring some of the series we’ve mentioned above. Each sermon series includes the series artwork and a brief description from the originating church.

101 Christmas Series Ideas

A Free Ebook with Ideas for Evangelistic, Expository, Traditional, and Topical Sermon Series Ideas for this Christmas Season.

Whatever you do, don’t put undue pressure on yourself to recreate the wheel. The expectations on a pastor’s teaching are sky high, and the reality is that in the midst of all the holiday hustle and bustle, you are expected to write and present a thesis paper every week between now and Christmas Eve. If a series idea resonates with where your church is at, run with it – make it your own and adapt it to your context – so you can invest your creative energy in the places that need it the most.