Ever felt disqualified because of something in your past? Because of where you’re from? Think your family’s just too messed up to be worth anything? Well, today we’re looking at that long genealogy in Matthew that you’ve probably skipped over once or twice to take a look at Jesus’ family tree. And if you think your family is a train wreck, wait until you hear about His!
We’re continuing our series on Hope with Joseph’s story. The Bible doesn’t say much about Jesus’ earthly father, but what we do know paints a picture of a man who had hope when things weren’t looking so good in Bethleham.
In this special Christmas Eve message, Jake closes out our series on hope with a message about … Simeon. “Who’s that?” He only gets a passing mention in the Christmas story, but if there’s one character in the drama who knew something about hope, it may well be this man, who spent most of his life waiting for God’s promised Messiah.