In this third part of #Christmas, The Untold Story, Martial looks at the Gospel of Matthew chapter 2 and the flight to Egypt. The first three or four years of the life of Jesus is not unlike our own journey of faith. It is messy, fully of danger and tragedy. But how do we deal with our disappointments when what we thought should happen simply doesn’t come to pass? Has the train gone off the tracks? how God abandoned us? The answer is so much greater than that.
Martial continues his series #Christmas, The Untold Story with unpacking the christmas message of God with us, but do we really know what it means? The message is a scandal. The God who created everything would now be limited to the care of a unwed teenage girl from Nazareth is the greatest display of God’s love and Glory. This is still what God does best in us.
We all know the Christmas Story. Its sweet, cute, warm, and has become almost inoffensive. But, for the first-century readers, Christ's origin story is scandalous, offensive and challenging. This is the first part of our series on Christmas focused on what was really going on when Matthew wrote his Gospel. It is literary genius at work and if you search a little bit, the revelations are shocking for those who heard it first. But what does it say to us? Join us on this incredible adventure.
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