The Paradoxes of Christmas

Transcendent & Immanent

Psalm 113 Join Pastor Rod Valentine as he concludes our Christmas Advent series called The Paradoxes of Christmas. We will look at Psalm 113 together and consider the paradox that God is both transcendent (beyond our limits) and immanent (near us and possible to experience).  

Clean & Unclean

Hebrews 10:1-18 Many of us are rather obsessed with cleanliness. Think of all the things we, as a culture, are accustomed to cleaning: our bodies, our hair, our teeth, our hands, our clothes, our dishes, our floors, our carpets, our counters, our vehicles, our sidewalks, our tables, our desks…The list could go on and on. […]

Celebration & Tragedy

Matthew 2:1-18 They all heard the same prophecy. But their reactions were world’s apart. The magi had asked a question that apparently no one was anticipating: “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.” These foreigners, asking that […]

Worshiped & Hated

Luke 2:21-35 Many of us have full December calendars. There are special kids’ programs, Christmas parties at work, holiday family gatherings, the Christmas Eve service . . . Whew! Lots of holiday interactions with co-workers, friends, and family members. For others of us, our holiday calendar is a bit less full, but we’ll probably all have […]

Rich Became Poor

2 Corinthians 8:9 Everyone loves a good rags-to-riches story. It’s inspiring to hear of people who were born with nothing but worked hard to improve their lot in life. In elementary school, many kids learn about Abraham Lincoln, who was born to a poor family in Kentucky but ended up living in the White House as the 16th President […]

God Became Man

John 1 The coming of God the Son to this fallen world is filled with paradoxes, isn’t it? The eternal One stepped into time. He was both welcomed and rejected. He was loved and hated. He who was rich became poor. Join Pastor Larry McCall as he leads off our new sermon series at Christ’s Covenant […]