HERE IS A FREE CHRISTMAS YOUTH SERIES
Genealogies were a big deal in Jewish culture. These ancestry accounts were a reminder of their families’ heritage and resilience. When a family member looked at a genealogy, pride pumped through their veins because it was a reminder of how far God had taken them. War didn’t kill them. Sickness didn’t stop them. Exile didn’t break them. Famine didn’t consume them. Line by line, a lineage shows the love of God.
Because he was writing to a Jewish audience, Matthew kicked off the Christmas story with a genealogy. He tediously traced the family lineage of Jesus as far back as he could. Every line reveals a powerful truth — God has been up to something big from the very beginning. Matthew went through all the work of researching and writing this section to show us that Jesus came from a dysfunctional family. While it sounds surprising, we can find hope in that.
THE FREE CHRISTMAS YOUTH SERIES INCLUDES:
Sermon Series: This 3-part sermon series, “The Dysfunctional Family Tree of Jesus,” will help students celebrate Christmas while learning how God uses ordinary people to do extraordinary things.
Small Group Series: This 3-part written message series and small group discussion guide can be used in conjunction with “The Dysfunctional Family Tree of Jesus” sermon series, or as a stand-alone small group series.
Devotional: This 5-day devotional helps students celebrate Christmas by pulling spiritual truths from famous hymns.
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