December 24, 2017
The trajectory of someone’s life can often be seen very clearly from a very young age. This is certainly true of the Lord Jesus. Matthew’s record of Jesus early life helps us understand who he is and why he came.
December 17, 2017
Matthew 2:1-12 and the story of the ‘wise men’ is so familiar to some of us that we miss the deep tension that runs through it. We experience the same tension in our own lives: the King has come, but how we respond to him: Will we see him as a threat or will we […]
December 10, 2017
Life can sometimes feel like one big game of “Survivor” – has God just left us to ourselves in a world full of personal, social and global challenges? The good news of Matthew 1:18-25 is that God hasn’t abandoned us. In Jesus, God has come to the rescue!
December 3, 2017
It would be easy to skip over the long genealogy in Matthew 1:1-17 and get straight to the ‘Christmas story’. But, as we discover, Matthew chose to introduce Jesus in this way for a reason…