The Genealogy of Christ
Journey Through The Bible: Genealogy of Jesus Christ
Scripture Reading: Luke 1:30-32 "And the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David." #1098
Introduction: The gospel of Matthew was written by a Jewish apostle who was proving to his fellow countrymen that Jesus is the promised Messiah. Matthew starts this gospel by giving a clear genealogy of Jesus with his heritage going through the kingly tribe of David and back to the man given the promise, Abraham. The gospel of Luke was written by a gentile doctor and scholar who traced the heritage of Christ through the blood line of David through Mary, who also is a descendant of David. Luke states "son of" from Joseph, the step father of Jesus and continues to Adam, the son of God.
Proposition: We are called to worship the Son of the Most High.
T.S.: We see Jesus and His genealogy leading us to be sons of God.
I. We are called to let the word of God lead us to Christ.
-Matthew 1:1-17 #1035
-We see a very specific genealogy. (Different emphasis than Luke)
-Promise given. Genesis 12:1-3 #11
-God uses human weakness to show His power. Genesis 38, Joshua 2, 6:22ff #41
-God shows how faith in Him leads to honor. Ruth 4:13ff #284
-Kingly tribe of David. See Samuel, Kings, Chronicles, and the Prophets
-Trials of Israel and the captivity. Daniel, Ezra, Nehimiah
-Joseph and Mary, a young couple pledged in marriage. Mt. 1:18-19 #1035
II. We are called to let the word of Christ lead us to God.
-Luke 3:23-38 #1102
-We see a very specific genealogy. (Different emphasis than Matthew)
-"Son of" has many distinct meanings. Biological, step son, redeemed son, son-in-law.
-Joseph was the "Son of," son-in-law of Heli, Mary's father.
-Luke leads us on a path, not to just Davidic blood line, but being children of God.
Let us let the word of God lead us on our path to God through His son, Jesus Christ.