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Christmas Surprise

Christmas Surprise: Christmas Grace: Matthew 1:1-18

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1. God’s Grace is Extended To Sinful People

Judah was the father of Perez and Zerah (their mother was Tamar)…
Matthew 1:3 (NLT)

2. God’s Grace Is Available For All Who Will Turn

Salmon was the father of Boaz (his mother was Rahab)…
Matthew 1:5 (NLT)

By faith–because she believed in God and his power–Rahab the harlot did not die with all the others in her city when they refused to obey God, for she gave a friendly welcome to the spies.
Hebrews 11:31 (TLB)

3. God’s Grace Is Given To The Heartbroken And The Outcast

Salmon was the father of Boaz (whose mother was Rahab). Boaz was the father of Obed (whose mother was Ruth). Obed was the father of Jesse.
Matthew 1:5 (NLT)

The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.
Psalm 34:18 (NLT)

4. God’s Grace Is Greater Than Layers Of Sin

…and Jesse the father of King David. David was the father of Solomon, whose mother had been Uriah’s wife.
Matthew 1:6 (NIV)

God’s law was given so that all people could see how sinful they were. But as people sinned more and more, God’s wonderful grace became more abundant.
Romans 5:20 (NLT)

5. God’s Grace Is Present At Unexpected Places And Times           

Jacob was the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary. Mary gave birth to Jesus, who is called the Messiah.
Matthew 1:16 (NLT)