Christmas Hope: Tamar

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Christmas Hope and the Women in Jesus' Family Tree

Christmas Hope: Tamar

November 26, 2021   •   Matthew 1:1-3 Genesis 38 Romans 8:35-39

If you feel far from God this Christmas—or if you just need a reminder that nothing can separate you from his love—then join Groundwork for an Advent reflection on the story of Tamar. Tamar is the first woman named in Jesus’ family tree. She is not an Israelite. Her story exposes sinfulness and sexual sin in Jesus’ genealogy. But it also reminds us that this is why Jesus comes. In his love and grace, Jesus comes to provide a way to belong for outsiders, sinners, and those who are sinned against. This Christmas, find hope to bolster your faith in the story of Tamar. 

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