All too often people skip over the genealogy of Matthew 1 in an effort to get to the action of the Christmas story. But when properly understood, this genealogy beautifully captures the true spirit of Christmas and the heart of God in sending Jesus that very first Christmas. Looking at some unlikely characters such as Tamar, Rahab, Ruth and Bathsheba who one would not normally expect to be in the Messiah's ancestral line, this sermon glories in the amazing grace of God. You will discover that, no matter what your past looks like or what your present feels like, you too can enter into God's family - and your future will be better than anything possibly imagined!