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  1. 1. Why We Need ChristmasFrom Andy StanleysAn Unexpected ChristmasGuest List
  2. 2. Why We Needed Christmas
  3. 3. This is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah the son ofDavid, the son of Abraham:Abraham was the father of Isaac,Isaac the father of Jacob,Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers,Judah the father of Perez and Zerah, whose mother wasTamar,Perez the father of Hezron,Hezron the father of Ram,Ram the father of Amminadab,Amminadab the father of Nahshon,Nahshon the father of Salmon,Salmon the father of Boaz, whose mother was Rahab,Boaz the father of Obed, whose mother was Ruth,Obed the father of Jesse,and Jesse the father of King David.David was the father of Solomon, whose mother had beenUriahs wife,- Matthew 1:1-6
  4. 4. It includes 4 very unpopular women: Tamar RahabRuthSolomons Mother
  5. 5. Two categories of unclean people:"While Jesus was having dinner at Matthewshouse, many tax collectors and "sinners" cameand ate with him and his disciples." - Matthew 9:10"Now the tax collectors and "sinners" were allgathering around to hear him." - Luke 15:1"When the Pharisees saw this, they asked hisdisciples, "Why does your teacher eat with taxcollectors and sinners?"- Matthew 9:11
  6. 6. Two categories of unclean people:"While Jesus was having dinner at Matthewshouse, many tax collectors and "sinners" cameand ate with him and his disciples." - Matthew 9:10"Now the tax collectors and "sinners" were allgathering around to hear him."- Luke 15:1"When the Pharisees saw this, they asked hisdisciples, "Why does your teacher eat with taxcollectors and sinners?"- Matthew 9:11
  7. 7. MATTHEW
  8. 8. Why We Need Christmas"As Jesus went on from there, he sawa man named Matthew sitting at thetax collectors booth. Follow me, hetold him, and Matthew got up andfollowed him. " - Matthew 9:9
  9. 9. Matthew was doing what?
  10. 10. Praying in the Temple?
  11. 11. He was COLLECTING TAXES
  12. 12. Jesus
  13. 13. found
  14. 14. him
  15. 15. in
  16. 16. his
  17. 17. SIN
  18. 18. And yet, what did Jesus say?
  19. 19. Follow Me
  20. 20. Why We Need Christmas"And when he had given thanks, hebroke it and said, "This is mybody, which is for you; do this inremembrance of me."- 1 Corinthians 11:24
  21. 21. Why We Need Christmas"In the same way, after supper hetook the cup, saying, "This cup is thenew covenant in my blood; dothis, whenever you drink it, inremembrance of me." - 1 Corinthians 11:25
  22. 22. Remember Christ