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Advent 2016: Scandal in the Tree

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Advent 2016: Scandal in the Tree

We all have skeletons in our closets! In our ancestry there are people and moments we would be glad to forget. In the family line of Jesus Christ, a number of these “misfits” are actually highlighted and recorded for all the world to see. The genealogy of Jesus is a big reminder that God is glad to turn human scandal into beauty and joy… and he still does it today!

We all have skeletons in our closets! In our ancestry there are people and moments we would be glad to forget. In the family line of Jesus Christ, a number of these “misfits” are actually highlighted and recorded for all the world to see. The genealogy of Jesus is a big reminder that God is glad to turn human scandal into beauty and joy… and he still does it today!

"With such a list, Matthew gives us a clue about the kind of people that the Messiah came to save. He is to be a Saviour for women and men who were both saints and sinners, Jews and Gentiles. This genealogy is truly comprehensive. Many can look at the stories of the women and men and find some reflection of themselves.” Ken Bailey (Jesus Through Middle Eastern Eyes: Cultural Studies in the Gospels)

 Date

Sermon Title

 Scripture

 November 27  Scandalous Grace in the Tree | Tamar

 Matthew 1:1-17

 Genesis 38

 December 4   Scandalous Grace in the Tree | Rahab

 Matthew 1:1-17

 Joshua 2

 December 11  Scandalous Grace in the Tree | Ruth

 Matthew 1:1-17

 Ephesians 2:11-12

 December 18  Scandalous Grace in the Tree | Bathsheba

 Matthew 1:1-17

 1 Chronicles 3

 December 25  Scandalous Grace in the Tree | You  Matthew 1:1-17

 

December 25, 2016

Scandalous Grace in the Tree | You

Speaker: Paul Vroom Series: Advent 2016: Scandal in the Tree Topic: Advent Passage: Luke 2:1–2:20

December 18, 2016

Scandalous Grace in the Tree | Bathsheba

Speaker: Paul Vroom Series: Advent 2016: Scandal in the Tree Topic: Advent Passage: 1 Chronicles 3:1–3:24

December 11, 2016

Scandalous Grace in the Tree | Ruth

Speaker: Paul Vroom Series: Advent 2016: Scandal in the Tree Topic: Advent Passage: Ephesians 2:11–2:22

December 4, 2016

Scandalous Grace in the Tree | Rahab

Speaker: Paul Vroom Series: Advent 2016: Scandal in the Tree Topic: Advent Passage: Joshua 2:1–2:24

November 27, 2016

Scandalous Grace in the Tree | Tamar

Speaker: Paul Vroom Series: Advent 2016: Scandal in the Tree Topic: Advent Passage: Genesis 38:1–38:30