THE messiah family christmas tree
The famous story about Jesus happens in Luke 2 and in Matthew 2. But before any chapter 2 can be good, there must be a chapter 1. Why does God begin His New Testament with a genealogy? What's so important about this family tree that it's the very first thing we read about Jesus?
the messiah family christmas tree
Prophecy boy Christmas
Matthew only quotes part,
The family tree
Getting Christmas tree
Cut, pick, box
Eventually u tell the Christmas story, but..
Christmas looks better from a distance
That's not the whole story...king, divorce, Mary, people do math, it followed him
That's what was going on, it looks good in nativity
That's Luke 2, but how bout 1
Matthew 1, geniology, read
Jesus might say that's family tree
Today it's a novelty, back then it was huge
Best way to describe is ur resume, portfolio, reel...it opens door. That's what geniology was back then
Text tells us he's the messiah....superman character
Super Mario cartridge
But u had to fulfill a lot of criteria
Had to prove related to David
Not eligible wputgeniology
He went ahead n went all the way to Abraham
Lord of rings, game of thrones, simba
He didn't have to be as honest as he was.
His branches are twisted
Genealogy like a resume was glossy, best foot forward.
"What about these years here?"
Herod did, but Jesus does opposite
Vs 5 Rahab. Woman. Nobody would include that. She is first of many. Jesus cane to world where treated women poorly, and he elevated women
She also introduced
If u were writing it u wouldn't include that.
Judah n Tamar...
Judah is Tamars father in law. He thought she was prostitute
You didn't need that. David was enough.
And then who Solomon was. Uriah a wife. David and Bathsheba wasn't necissary
Moabite Ruth, Canaanite from Jericho who was sworn enemy of jews
Not even pure blood
Most wouldn’t include all this but Jesus owns it…….it’s appropriate his tree is so messy bc
Humanity is lost bc of a tree
Australian tree pic
You will not surely die
Hang on, they didn't die
Spiritual vs physical
Quote from book, Adrian Rogers
the world leaves you empty still….still wanting more
Created to know God
Man is dead spiritual and dying physically
All going to die physically
Die sprityally, stuck, frozen, hell
But God also turned to devil
I declare war
"I'm gonna crush...
Christmas is when he made good
Gift isn't a present, it's a person
It's not a gift that's under the tree, it's on it
when He sent His son, born of a woman, Born in the flesh, under the law, at the perfect time
Not just for u, as though he was you
Who himself bore our sins
It's about him dying on cross but being raised.
Back to Micah, which is distinguished?
This is just his mother's side
Christmas is not a holiday it's a rescue mission
He didn't die for u, he died as though he were you
The birth of Christ isn't about getting into heaven when u die, it's about getting Heaven into your heart when you live