Advent 2018

The King

Sermon Series - Advent 2018

December 23, 2018

Bible Text: Matthew 2:13-23 |

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In the second half of Matthew chapter 2 we encounter the part of the Christmas story that isn't usually included in the imagery used for Christmas cards and festive season wrapping paper. It's the tragic story of a wicked king who conspires to kill the baby Jesus by issuing a decree that sees a whole town's baby boys mercilessly murdered. Although it's a difficult story to read, it provides an important backdrop for understanding the truth of who this promised baby truly is, and what that means for the world to which he has come.

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The Magi

Sermon Series - Advent 2018

December 16, 2018

Bible Text: Matthew 2:1-12 |

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The magi who visit Jesus just after his birth are some of the most mysterious characters in the Bible. They travel from far bearing gifts for the messiah but little else is known about them. In this sermon we explore how Matthew presents them in his gospel and contrasts them to the wicked king Herod. What you'll find is that the deeper you explore their role in the nativity story the more they have to offer us readers thousands of years later as we reflect upon the significance of the birth of Jesus.

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The Son Of David

Sermon Series - Advent 2018

December 2, 2018

Bible Text: Matthew 1:1-17 |

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The ancestry of Jesus is hugely significant revealing to us who Jesus is, and what he's come to do. The gospel writer, Matthew, outlines a lengthy genealogy to establish the ancestry of Jesus. At first glance it's just a long list of hard to pronounce names, but on closer inspection a wonderful picture of the true identity of Jesus begins to emerge. Listen in as we explore the ancestry of Jesus in this sermon on the first Sunday of Advent.

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