Origin stories are interesting aren’t they? We enjoy finding out where our heroes came from. Before they made history, their foundation was poured over a series of seminal events.
It is interesting to hear about “the Steves” (Wozniak and Jobs) in the garage in Los Altos dreaming up products that would change the world. The story of Michael Jordan getting cut from the varsity basketball team in his early days of high school has been told and retold for decades now. We even enjoy hearing the origin stories of our fictional characters: the popular Broadway musical “Wicked” introduces us to the cast of the “Wizard of Oz.”
In each of these instances, knowing where they came from, helps us make sense of their purpose and the ultimate impact of their life.
The same is also true of the early days of Jesus of Nazareth. Years before He walked out of an empty tomb near Jerusalem (yet years after His birth in Bethlehem) the origin story of Jesus’ ministry is told by the Gospel writer in Matthew 3-4. In these two chapters, several key events sit like piers over which the foundation of Jesus ministry would be poured. Over the next four Sundays at Wildwood Community Church, we will be studying these chapters in a new series we are calling “Foundations.” In this series, we will see the groundwork of a Gospel movement laid.
Join us as we check out the origin story of Jesus to see His purpose and reflect on the ultimate impact of His life. Join us this Sunday at 8:30, 9:45, or 11:00. See you there!