Matthew 1:1-6
5 Come and Deliver Us From Ourselves

 Sometimes we ourselves are the biggest obstacle to a relationship with Christ. In the Christmas store, hidden in the genealogy of Jesus in Matthew 1, are a few shady character. People like Judah and Tamar, Rahab, and David and Bathsheba appear in the story. When you get to know these folks, you realize it's almost embarrassing to find them in the story. The inclusion of these shady characters in the Christmas story tells us that, because of grace, there is room for us by Jesus' side and in his story. We'll he find room in your heart for him this Christmas?