Every year the number of our Finest of the Wheat Christmas-related posts grows. Here, all in one place, is a quick list of what is available on our site at the moment.
Our resources consist primarily of Bible studies focused on various aspects of the story of the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem, as well as poems, hymns, and carols celebrating Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany.
Christmas Bible Studies
by Percy Gutteridge
by Jim Kerwin
from the manuscript of
The Curious Corners of Christmas
- Matthew's Mixed-Up Math (A Christmas Bible Study)
- That Treasure Trove of Truth
- The Original Aromas of Christmas
- Wingless Angels and Their Poetry
by Isaiah Reid – a Christmas rumination
Christmas Carols & Poetry
Here you’ll find a list of all of our Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany poetry to date. For 2021 we are featuring the poetry of a beloved, deeply spiritual Bible teacher of yore named John Wright Follette. Every year for decades he would write a new Christmas ode for his students. We highlight them here:
And here’s the growing list of all the Powerful Poetry for the celebration of Christ’s incarnation!
- 1st Sunday in Advent – Hosanna to the Living Lord
- 2nd Sunday in Advent (1) – The Lord Will Come
- 2nd Sunday in Advent (2) – In the Sun and Moon and Stars
- 3rd Sunday in Advent – Oh, Savior, Is Thy Promise Fled?
- 4th Sunday in Advent – The World Is Grown Old
- A Carol
- A Song of Joy at Dawn
- Brightest and Best of the Sons of the Morning! (Jan. 6 – Epiphany)
- Christians, Awake! Salute the Happy Morn
- Christmas Day – Savior, Whom This Holy Morn
- Christmas Reflections
- Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus
- Come, Ye Lofty, Come, Ye Lowly
- Cradled in a Manger, Meanly
- Forsaking All for the True Light
- Go Tell It on the Mountain!
- God with Us
- God's Hour
- Hail to the Lord's Anointed
- Hark, the Herald Angels Sing!
- How Far Is Bethlehem?
- How Great Our Joy!
- Joy to the World!
- Let Earth and Heaven Combine
- Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming
- Of the Father's Love Begotten
- Oh God! Who Gav'st Thy Servant Grace (Dec. 27 – St. John the Evangelist's Day)
- Oh Weep Not O'er Thy Children's Tomb (Dec. 28 – Innocents' Day)
- Savior of the Nations, Come!
- The Message of Christmas
- The Mystic's Christmas
- The Nativity of Christ (a.k.a. Behold, the Grace Appears!)
- The Son of God Goes Forth to War (Dec. 26 – St. Stephen's Day)
- The Waiting Prince
- Thou Didst Leave Thy Throne
- We Love Him for He First Loved Us
- We Wise Men of Orient Are
- Wise Men Seeking Jesus
I have some favorites, but this year I would point out to you a poem written by our own American Quaker bard, John Greenleaf Whittier: The Mystic’s Christmas.
May Immanuel, the incarnate Lord Jesus Christ, make His presence and guidance more real to you in this blessèd season!