Midweek Advent – The Christmas Story as Told by Matthew
This year’s Advent series will look at the story of Christmas through the lens of Matthew’s gospel. Services will be held each week at 6:45 pm.
You are also invited to join us for a meal before the service, served at 5:45 pm.
November 30 – The Grace of Christmas – Matthew 1:1-17 – Matthew begins the story of Jesus with the genealogy of Jesus. While we often tend to skip over all the ‘begats’ in the Bible, we certainly should not do so in the case of Jesus’ geneology. The names in this list point to the grace and mercy of God.
December 7 – The Greatness of Christmas – Matthew 1:18 – As we continue to look at the story of Christmas as told by Matthew we will focus on the person of Mary. Matthew tells us that before Mary and Joesph came together, Mary was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. Mary became pregnant by a divine miracle, not through human means. This is the greatness of Christmas and is foundational to our faith in Jesus.
December 14 – The Glory of Christmas – Matthew 1:18- 25 –We conclude our look at the story of Christmas as found in Matthew’s gospel by looking at the story of Joseph. Joseph was prepared to divorce Mary quietly when an angel appeared to him in a dream and told him to take Mary as his wife. The angel also told Joseph what to name the child that Mary would bear–Jesus. Therein is the glory of Christmas. God was keeping His promise to send a Savior.