Why is it that God chose for Jesus to be born into a poor family?

Why is it that God chose for Jesus to be born into a poor family?

Do you have questions for God? You are not alone! Each Sunday in January, we are going to let children lead us on a journey into a line of asking questions in the name of our faith. As we travel together, we will take time to reflect on who we are, where we have been and where God is calling us to go, as individuals and as faith communities.

  • January 7 – Why is it that God chose for Jesus to be born into a poor family?
    • Matthew 25:31-45
  • January 14 – Can God change people’s minds about how they act?
    • Matthew 3:13-17
    • Human Relations Day
  • January 21 – Does God have a purpose for my life?
    • John 1:29-42
  • January 28 – Can God help my friend?
    • Mark 1:21-28

What is this sermon about?

This sermon is about the the reality of poverty in America today and Jesus’ call for us to care for the poor.

Why is this sermon important?

It is important because those whom this world considers insignificant are very significant to God.

What is the good news?

The good news is that each human being

—each man, woman and child,

no matter who they are or where they come from,

no matter what they have done or not done,

no matter how rich or how poor,

how valued by this world or dismissed by it

—each one is significant to God.

What are the next action steps?

You are invited to know that:

you are significant to God.

you matter to this world.

your sins are forgiven by God.

you are loved by God.

What is the context of this sermon?

This sermon and worship series has been created and shared by United Methodist Communications through outreach.com. You can find more information at Outreach by searching for UMC January Sermon Series 2018 Event Material – SKU: PW1874115. You can find more information at United Methodist Communications by searching for Rethink Church: Advent outreach resources.