St. Matthew's United Methodist Church
Friday, January 28, 2022
Sunday Services: 9am Traditional | 11:15am Contemporary | 10am Sunday School
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One of the increasingly popular things to do these days is to trace our family trees as far back as we can, to get a better understanding of where we came from. As we begin a new sermon series looking at the first words of each of the four Gospels, we might be caught off guard by the first words of Matthew’s Gospel, and indeed the first words of the New Testament – a long genealogy of 42 generations from Abraham to King David; King David to the exile; and the exile to Jesus. Why in the world would Matthew start off his Gospel this way? And why are these the first words of the New Testament?

While this is a sermon series and not a Bible study – so we won’t get too far into the weeds of answering that question – the four Gospels paint a picture for us of who Jesus is. Each of these writers are writing at a particular time, to a particular group of people, and are addressing a particular issue, and as we’ve learned before (hopefully), context is always important. So what can we learn from Matthew’s Gospel?

I invite you to join me on Sunday morning at either 9am or 11:15am to find out some of the answers to that question. This is also “membership” Sunday, so if you are not yet a member of St. Matthew’s and are interested in becoming a member, please let me know so we can talk about what that means!!

 Join us each Sunday in person or online at either 9am (traditional) or 11:15am (contemporary).  

We will also have BOTH services streaming live. 


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