Not sure what to expect this Christmas? You're not alone. The very first Christmas was full of unexpected things that caught people off guard. In this series we'll look at some of the unusual details surrounding Jesus' birth and show you what God can do when you find yourself in the midst of an unexpected Christmas.
November 29, 2020
When the apostle Matthew sat down to write an account of Jesus' life, everybody expected him to begin with a genealogy that traced Jesus' lineage. But what nobody expected were the extra details that Matthew saw fit to add.
December 6, 2020
Has your life turned out exactly the way you had expected? Probably not. Life's unexpected turns can be a source of heartbreak and disappointment. But they can also be evidence that there’s a greater plan for you than you could ever imagine.
December 13, 2020
Have you ever felt like a failure? It's amazing how fragile our self-image and self-confidence can be. The first people who heard the news of Jesus' birth were not the people you would expect. But in that audience, God has given great hope for people who don't get things right all the time.
December 20, 2020
Despite what the song says, the day of Jesus' birth was anything but silent and calm. It was just like any other day and his birth was just like any other human birth. The humbling circumstances of his birth can give you hope when life forces you into humbling circumstances of your own.