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.

  • Part 1: unexpected Family History

    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.


  • Part 2: An Unexpected Pregnancy

    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.


  • Part 3: An Unexpected Audience

    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.


  • Part 4: An Unexpected Birthday

    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.