an-unexpected-christmas
 
Do genealogies interest you? My dad used to be a regular on ancestry.com. You may or may not be interested, but there are some unexpected characters in the story and family line of Jesus.
 

Dec 25, 2016
Broken People Need a Promise Keeper
Text: Matthew 1:1-6, 2 Samuel 7 and 11
 
Sometimes our bad choices remove good things from us, or bring grave consequences. David made some horrible decisions, and God had every reason to veto promises made to him. But God didn't, and we can be glad.
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  • Dec 25, 2016Broken People Need a Promise Keeper
    Dec 25, 2016
    Broken People Need a Promise Keeper
    Text: Matthew 1:1-6, 2 Samuel 7 and 11
     
    Sometimes our bad choices remove good things from us, or bring grave consequences. David made some horrible decisions, and God had every reason to veto promises made to him. But God didn't, and we can be glad.
  • Dec 18, 2016Needing a New Reputation
    Dec 18, 2016
    Needing a New Reputation
    Text: Matthew 1:1-5; Joshua 2
     
    Ever feel limited by a mindset about you or a reputation because of things you've done in the past? God doesn't want you to remain shackled to this.
  • Dec 11, 2016Dark Secrets in the Family Tree
    Dec 11, 2016
    Dark Secrets in the Family Tree
    Text: Matthew 1:1-2; Genesis 37
     
    Decisions made in life can be selfish, ugly, and evil - and we can't bury the guilt and shame deep enough. Whether your decisions or the decisions of others, God knows and His grace will make room in His family circle.
  • Dec 4, 2016Fringe People
    Dec 4, 2016
    Fringe People
    Text: Matthew 1:1-5; 9:9-13
     
    Matthew wrote his gospel with the Jewish people in mind, so he began with a genealogy. Your family line was everything to the Jews...but Matthew includes some in his Jesus story that others would have left out.