Sermons on Matthew 1:18-25

Christmas 1 – God in our messiness

Last Wednesday, on Christmas Day, we celebrated the coming of God in Jesus Christ into this world. This is one of the great feasts of the Christian year and we longed for it during the season of Advent. As with all good things but especially with Christmas, we can’t wait till we have it, and open our presents a bit earlier, which sometimes means we run the risk of having had our Christmas joy before…

Sunday after Christmas – Jesus will save us

I don’t know how you would start a gospel, but Matthew – from which our Gospel this morning is taken – starts most excitingly as follows (1-3): The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham. Abraham was the father of Isaac, and Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, and Judah the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, and…