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A few years ago, Seedbed ran 12 days of sermons themed around Christmas—the Incarnation, Christ, the nativity—all parts of the grand story of God which finds its culmination in the Christ event. Here is a round up of gospel reflections from the ancient Church through to John Wesley. This will serve as a handy reference for inspiration, meditation, and sermon preparation.
Day 1, December 25: St. Augustine of Hippo
Day 2, December 26: St. John Chrysostom
Day 3, December 27: St. Athanasius
Day 4, December 28: St. Leo the Great
Day 5, December 29: John Donne
Day 6, December 30: Fanny Crosby
Day 7, December 31: George Whitfield
Day 8, January 1: Martin Luther
Day 9, January 2: Charles Wesley
Day 10, January 3: St. Bridget of Sweden
Day 11, January 4: Gregory of Nazianzus
Day 12, January 5: John Wesley
Edited and translated by Jonathan Powers.
Dr. Jonathan Powers serves with his wife, Faith, as the director of student ministries for World Gospel Mission at Asbury University, where he is also an adjunct professor of Worship Arts. He also serves as the worship pastor for the Offerings Community of First United Methodist Church in Lexington, KY. Jonathan is the co-author with Jason Jackson and Teddy Ray of Echo: A Catechism for Discipleship in the Ancient Tradition published by Seedbed.