(Communion, First Sunday in Advent) The Unfamiliar Christmas Tree


 Matthew 1:1-2. When you open the pages of scripture to read the nativity story, way before you ever read of Jesus’ birth you read about Jesus’ Family Tree, the genealogy of Jesus. It’s very much a part of the Christmas story that starts in Genesis, continues all the way through the Old Testament to the first chapter and the first verse of the New Testament. The family tree of Jesus reflects all of humanity and the message is clear. Christmas is for everyone!  Christmas is for everyone because everyone is represented in Jesus’ family tree. Whatever kind of family you come from is the kind of family that Jesus comes from, but more importantly it’s the kind of family that Jesus comes for.

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