Behold, Our Coming Savior (Matthew 1:18-25)

MOTIVATE I have a like/dislike view of nativity scenes. –        Little figurines in our home… are they decorations or idols? –        Church nativities often inaccurate with wisemen present (they didn’t show up until 1-2 years after Jesus’ birth). –        Nativities often unrealistic with perfect arrangements, but can’t you imagine the chaos? Mary looks remarkably unexhausted…

Christmas Chaos

Matthew 1:18-25 The Christmas story is one for all to hear. The message is unique but is not that far removed from contemporary relationships. The tension of love, conspiracy and controversy set the scene for this couple. Joseph & Mary began their relationship with friendship with it turning toward love, betrothal and hopeful marriage. Everyone…