This sermon is based on Matthew 1:18-25. You can also view each week’s sermon/worship service on our YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5ncsq_QNvCv61bIwKUpP5A
SERIES OVERVIEW: Predictable, predictable, predictable—Christmas has become way too predictable. You’re going to run around too much, spend too much and eat too much. There are going to be Christmas cookies (never enough), Christmas carols (just right) and ugly Christmas sweaters (way, way too many). You’re going to watch at least one Christmas movie (“Merry Christmas, you wonderful old Building and Loan!”) and one Christmas special (“Maybe Christmas doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas means a little bit more.”). And I could go on, but you get the point. Christmas has become predictable, predictable, predictable—which is odd because the first Christmas was anything but predictable. In fact, it was totally unexpected in almost every way (let’s be honest, it was more than that, it was unexpected, unexpected, unexpected). But maybe that is the point. Maybe an unexpected Christmas reveals an unexpected God, a God who is more gracious and good and loving than we could ever have imagined. That’s the big idea behind our new Christmas series, The Unexpected God.