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Advent at Cedar Springs

November 27, 2022

Start: 8:00 am

The gospels were written to tell us about the person and purpose of Jesus. Who is he and why did he come? But before Matthew gets into these questions, he gives us Jesus’s family tree. Take a moment to read Matthew 1:1-17. 

This Advent we’re going to take a closer look at the lives of those who appear in the genealogy of Jesus. As we do so, we’ll discover that his disreputable ancestry was in fact consistent with his mission – and even serves to reinforce Jesus’s message of grace. We hope it opens all our eyes to see grace like we haven’t before, give grace to those around us, and receive grace from God as well. 

Sermon Series
We will begin by studying four women, Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, and Bathsheba. They all have something in common. They are grandmothers in Jesus’ family tree! Grandmothers! Some were prostitutes, involved in affairs, and lied. But God chose them….. These four broken women.

“The family tree of Christ startingly notes not one woman but four. Four broken women—women who felt like outsiders, like has-beens, like never-beens. Women who were weary of being taken advantage of, of being unnoticed, and uncherished and unappreciated; women who didn’t fit in, who didn’t know how to keep going, what to believe, where to go—women who had thought about giving up. And Jesus claims exactly these who are wandering And wondering And wounded And worn out As His. He grafts you into His line and His story and His heart, and He gives you His Name, his lineage, his righteousness.” —Ann Voskamp

Daily Devotionals
We are also excited to walk daily with you through Advent, studying many others who are part of the genealogy of Jesus. These daily devotionals are available online as printable books and as recorded videos, on social media, and via an email subscription.

What Is Advent? Advent is a period of spiritual preparation in which many Christians make themselves ready for the coming, or birth of the Lord, Jesus Christ.

Contact Info

Cary Lewis