As dawn broke on that first Christmas morning, the sun rose on a new era: God's king had come to earth to bring about his kingdom.
Join Sinclair Ferguson as he opens up the first two chapters of Matthew's Gospel in these daily devotions for Advent. Each day’s reflection is full of insight and application, and will help you to arrive at Christmas Day awed by God's redeeming grace and refreshed by the hope of God’s promised king.
Sinclair B. Ferguson is a Scottish pastor, author, conference speaker, Ligonier teaching fellow and Chancellor's Professor of Systematic Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary.
Introduction Part One: The Family History 1. Jesus ben David, ben Abraham 2. "The Hopes and Fears of All the Years" 3. Cherchez la Femme Part Two: The Family 4. A Virgin Conception 5. Joseph’s Waking Nightmare 6. A Heavenly Messenger 7. “Good Tidings of Comfort" 8. What’s in a Name? 9. “Isaiah Hath Foretold Him” 10. The Way of Obedience 11. Joseph’s Restraint Part Three: The Visitors 12. Wise Men from the East 13. A Dangerous Turning 14. Knowing Without Going 15. Can You Trust a Herod? 16. Following a Star 17. Finding Christ 18. A Divine Warning Part Four: The Journeys 19. Saved by a Dream 20. A Pattern Repeated 21. The Child Pogrom 22. Prophecy Fulfilled 23. Going Home 24. Jesus the Nazarene