Series: An Unlikely Christmas

Part 4: An Unlikely Reception

Dec 24 – Matthew 2:1-23 “An Unlikely Reception” King Herod was disturbed upon hearing about the birth of this “King of the Jews.” Thus, Herod ordered the killing of all the boys ages two and under in Bethlehem and its vicinity. Mary and Joseph escaped to Egypt to find safety. Chaos surrounded the birth of […]

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Part 3: An Unlikely Demotion

Dec 23 – Matthew 1:18-25 “An Unlikely Demotion” The creator of the universe voluntarily demoted himself to planet earth. The details of this demotion are quite staggering: virgin birth, no room in the inn, small town, humble origins. Paul writes, “Have the same attitude as that of Christ Jesus.” If Jesus is our example, how […]

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Part 2: An Unlikely Lineage

Dec 16 – Matthew 1:1-17 “An Unlikely Lineage” Jesus’ family tree is probably somewhat similar to your family tree – Lots of characters with sterling reputations, and others with a rough past. As we study the lineage of Jesus, we discover that God can redeem the tricky family dynamics that seem to surface around the […]

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Part 1: An Unlikely Author

Matthew 9:9-13 Why would Jesus choose Matthew as one of his twelve disciples? He worked for the Roman government as a tax collector who was despised by his fellow Jews. This unlikely disciple also became the unlikely author of one of the four Gospels. As we study the life of Matthew, we learn a valuable […]

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An Unlikely Christmas: Intro

An Unlikely Christmas Matthew’s Story: Discovering God’s unlikely ways through an unlikely author

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