Sermons on Christmas

“Stories, Surprises, and Shooting Stars”

You read that right.
My scripture this morning is Matthew 1:1-17. The passage we refer to fondly as “The Begats.” I don’t know about you, but I usually just kind of skip over this part to get to Joseph and the angel, Baby Jesus, and the wise men with their gold, frankincense and myrrh. But if we actually pause a moment and consider the way Matthew describes the genealogy of Jesus, we might just find a few surprises…