Genesis 38
Tamar: She Does(n't) Belong Here

Reading through genealogies can be a bit of a snooze fest.  But in Jesus' family tree 5 names stand out profoundly in a sea of maleness: Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba and Mary.  Join us this Christmas as we discover the powerful life stories of women God used to bring forward a Savior!


The story of Tamar and Judah could easily be soap opera material. Neither one of them were exactly the poster children of righteousness. (Check out all of the saucy details in Genesis 38.) Tamar is a woman in the Bible who was arguably told that "she didn't belong here."  And yet, God uses it all to show his undeserved grace.