Covenant renewal services revisit what it means to be a follower of Christ. Adapted by professor and worship designer Jonathan Powers, check out this modern order of worship adapted from John Wesley’s service.
Over the centuries, the splendor of Christmas has inspired the musings of some of the greatest minds in the church. This collection of Christmas sermons, which Jonathan Powers has compiled into a free ebook for you, has the potential to help us fix our gaze on Jesus Christ over the next 12 days.
January 5: John Wesley, from “The More Excellent Way” One point remains to be considered; that is, the use of money. What is the way wherein the generality of Christians employ this? And is there
January 4: Gregory of Nazianzus, from “A Christmas Sermon” Christ is born, glorify Him. Christ from heaven, go out to meet Him. Christ on earth, be exalted. Sing to the Lord all the whole earth; and
January 3: St. Bridget of Sweden, from “The Revelation of St. Bridget” When I [in this revelation] was present by the manger of the Lord in Bethlehem I beheld a Virgin of extreme beauty wrapped
January 2: Charles Wesley, “Hark, How All the Welkin Rings” Hark, how all the welkin rings, “Glory to the King of kings; peace on earth, and mercy mild, God and sinners reconciled!” Joyful, all ye
January 1: Martin Luther, from “The Story of the Birth of Jesus and the Angels’ Song” Where Christ and the Gospel are there is the fruitful Bethlehem and the thankful Judea. There every one has
December 31: George Whitfield, from “The True Way of Keeping Christmas” What love is this, what great and wonderful love was here, that the Son of God should come into our world in so mean
December 30: Fanny Crosby, “Sing Hallelujah!” Come to the feet of our infant Redeemer, Come where today in a manger He lies; Lift up our hearts in a song of devotion, Let our hosannas with
December 29: John Donne, from “The Showing forth of Christ” The whole life of Christ was a continual passion. Others die martyrs, but Christ was born a martyr. He found Golgotha, where he was crucified,