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Promise For All

December 20, 2015 Speaker: Sam Burke Series: Promise

Topic: Sunday Message Verse: Matthew 1:1–1:16, Romans 3:10, Romans 3:23

 The Island of MISFITS

Matthew 1:1-16 NIV

This is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah the son of David, the son of Abraham: Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, Judah the father of Perez and Zerah, whose mother was Tamar, Perez the father of Hezron, Hezron the father of Ram, Ram the father of Amminadab, Amminadab the father of Nahshon, Nahshon the father of Salmon, Salmon the father of Boaz, whose mother was Rahab, Boaz the father of Obed, whose mother was Ruth, Obed the father of Jesse, and Jesse the father of King David. David was the father of Solomon, whose mother had been Uriah's wife, Solomon the father of Rehoboam, Rehoboam the father of Abijah, Abijah the father of Asa, Asa the father of Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat the father of Jehoram, Jehoram the father of Uzziah, Uzziah the father of Jotham, Jotham the father of Ahaz, Ahaz the father of Hezekiah, Hezekiah the father of Manasseh, Manasseh the father of Amon, Amon the father of Josiah, and Josiah the father of Jeconiah and his brothers at the time of the exile to Babylon. After the exile to Babylon: Jeconiah was the father of Shealtiel, Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel, Zerubbabel the father of Abihud, Abihud the father of Eliakim, Eliakim the father of Azor, Azor the father of Zadok, Zadok the father of Akim, Akim the father of Elihud, Elihud the father of Eleazar, Eleazar the father of Matthan, Matthan the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, and Mary was the mother of Jesus who is called the Messiah.

Bottom Line

Jesus came from a line of imperfect, messed up misfits to save a world full of imperfect, messed up misfits.

He came FOR misfits

Romans 3:10 NIV

As it is written: "There is no one righteous, not even one;

Romans 3:23 NIV

for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

What do we do?

1. ACCEPT the promise 2. EXTEND the promise

Christmas Eve Offering 2015

Our Christmas Eve Offering is an expression of gratitude and generosity capturing the true spirit of Christmas, believing the words of Jesus that it is more blessed to give than receive. We encourage you to prayerfully consider to give more and spend less this Christmas. Not a penny of this offering is for ourselves, but 100% of what's given goes to minister to others beyond the four walls of our church both locally and globally. Since its inception in 2010, our church has given just over $500,000 in the first five years, and many lives have been impacted by the love of Jesus through of your generosity. The offering will be taken up during all four of our Christmas Eve services at 1:00, 3:00, 5:00, and 7:00 p.m. You can pick up a special giving envelope in our church lobby. Also the week of Christmas, we will offer an online giving option as well.

 

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