The story of the very first Christmas is a familiar one to many people: Mary, Joseph, the shepherds, the manger, and the angels. But when a story becomes familiar, it's easy to miss its significance. What was going on with Mary's pregnancy? Why would God tell Joseph to do something that would so obviously make life hard for him? And what's with the random list of names that are a part of the story?
This series takes four weeks to look at the details behind the story of the first Christmas and discern what we can learn about God and his son as a result.
Week 1: The Family Tree
Kent Bateman / November 26, 2017 / Matthew 1:1-17
Week 2: There’s Something About Mary
Kent Bateman / December 3, 2017 / Luke 1:26-38
Week 3: What Joseph Lost (and We Will Too)
Kent Bateman / December 10, 2017 / Matthew 1:18-25
Week 4: God With Us, to Save Us
Kent Bateman / December 17, 2017 / Matthew 1:21-23