“If Christ is the key to human history, the Old Testament carefully describes the lock. If Christ is the climax of the story, the Old Testament sets the stage and begins the plot. Do you read just the endings of books? If the New Testament presents God’s promises kept, the Old Testament tells us about God’s promises made. In other words, if you don’t get what the Old Testament teaches, you’ll never get Christ.”
– Mark Dever, The Message of the Old Testament
Sermon Title: A Genealogy, Really?
Sermon Text: Isaiah 9:2-7
Gospel Reading: Matthew 1:1-17
A Prayer for Today: “Almighty God, as we prepare with joy to celebrate the gift of the Christ-child, embrace the earth with your glory and be for us a living hope in Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.”
Music: “Fullness of Grace”