The 1015- Significant
The story of Jesus does not begin with Joseph and Mary in Bethlehem, it began generations before. We get a sense of this in Matthew 1:1-17, where Matthew lays out for the reader 6 groups of 7 names each. Every name is a person, intentionally placed in his or her role by God. During this month, we will be talking about just 3 of those names, all female: Tamar, Rahab, and Ruth. These women, like many of the men on the list, lived lives of scandal and marginalization, and are therefore the unlikeliest of people to be included in the work of God. Why them? What are their stories? What has this to do with the infant Christ in a manger? What has this to do with me?
Join us each Sunday in December, either in person or online, and find out.
On Sunday December 6, we’ll talk about Tamar. You can learn about Tamar in Genesis 38.
On Sunday December 13, we’ll talk about Rahab. You can learn more about Rahab in Joshua; we recommend you read the first 6 chapters.
Then, on December 20, we’ll talk about Ruth. The book of Ruth has 4 chapters and reads like a short story.