Crosswalk.com, sermoncentral, and preachingtoday.com offer free sermons for New Year's Day. Sermonsearch.com also offers sample New Year's Day sermons for a small fee, as of August 2015. Preachingtoday offers stories and videos to be included in New Year's sermons.
In addition to sample sermons, sermoncentral offers ten tips for writing an effective sermon.The tips include keeping the introduction short, picking one strong point and sticking to it, planning the sermon with a team and practicing, not getting emotionally attached, and controlling your creativity. Other tips are keeping the message within a 25 to 30 minute window and remembering to speak the word of the Lord.