In our fifth sermon from our new Matthew series, our senior pastor on Sunday, January 14 at Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Charleston, SC, reminded us of the many interruptions that Matthew records in these early chapters: the grace-laden genealogy that would have shocked its readers, Joseph’s nice and normal life interrupted by Mary’s pregnancy, and the wise men’s dropping everything to follow the star. Then we come to the next interruption that Matthew lays out for us; directly following the wise men’s worship of Jesus, there’s a warning not to return and report to Herod. Matthew reminds us of the reality of the battle that rages in this world. Matthew interrupts the pleasantries for the reality of what it means to be a disciple of Jesus. Listen to the whole sermon here.