Every year at Christmas, we tell the story of Mary and Joseph’s journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem. But how much do you really know about this story? Join us this advent for The Journey, where we will take a familiar story and tell it in fresh ways.

This series is based on The Journey: Walking the Road to Bethlehem by Adam Hamilton. There are several resources, including small group study guides, that you can purchase to enhance your experience of this Christmas season. You can find those resources here.

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Series Outline

Key Scriptures: Luke 1:26-38; Isaiah 11:1-6; Deuteronomy 22:23

The story of Jesus cannot be told without first telling the story of his mother, Mary. The Christmas journey truly begins with who she was, where she came from, and why God chose her for this special task.

Key Scripture: Matthew 1:18-24

Knowing the story of Joseph is also essential to our understanding of the story of Jesus. This week we’re learning who he was, where he came from, and why God chose him for this special role.

Key Scripture: Luke 2:1-7

Mary and Joseph’s journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem is central to the story of Christmas. In this message, we explore what that trip was really like, what happened when they arrived, and how their journey speaks to the meaning of the Christmas season.