Our guest preacher today was Seth Horrell, with a message called, “Surprising People” from the genealogy found in Matthew 1:1-17.
It is interesting to discover some of the people in your family tree: from character, to famous people, to criminals!
Jesus’ family tree included a few surprising people, five women, some with questionable life situations or character, some not even Jewish. But the story of Jesus is about broken people, and trickle-down grace from a heavenly Father.
Our lessons today are about not judging people, because we are all rough around the edges, at least at some point we were. When it comes to rougher looking people with colorful backgrounds, these may get entrance to places to the gospel’s sake that a pastor or Sunday School teacher will never be accepted or get into.
Don’t count yourself out, allow God to do his work in and through you.