Wednesday, December 22, 2010
Christmas 2010 - Darkness to Light
This sermon is part of a unique Christmas service, moving from darkness to light. The service will begin in darkness. While some Old Testament prophecies about the Messiah scroll across the screen, a single candle will enter as a sign of the Christ-light entering the world as a small, fragile child. Slowly, throughout the service, the room will get lighter and lighter. All the while, a series of artists will be adding a few strokes at a time to a single picture of Advent Candles and the Christ-Light. We will finish with each person holding a lit candle and singing "Joy to the World." The sermon is in three parts, with three different preachers.
Part 1: The Beginning (Josh Broward)
This is not the beginning. Christmas is not the beginning. We usually think of Christmas as the beginning of the Jesus Story. This is when Jesus was born. But this is not when Jesus began.
Jesus is the very Logic of the universe. Jesus is the Fiber of our global cloth and the Stitching at the seems of the universe. Jesus is the Glue between the atoms. Jesus is the foundation on which the mountains were set. Jesus is the metaphysical Space in which the stars were hung. Jesus is the Supreme Contractor of creation and at the same time the one and only Construction Supply Company. Jesus is the Math before math, the Science before science, the Art before art, the Word before words.
1 In the beginning the Word already existed. The Word was with God, and the Word was God. ...
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