One very popular thing today is searching for your ancestry. People are searching for their genealogies and hoping to make a connection to their pasts. It can be very enlightening and beneficial to see from where you have come. It is a way to discover your history, culture and places that helped shape who you are today.
This is why Matthew begins his gospel with the genealogy of Jesus. He wants to show Jesus’ direct connection to Abraham and to David. Jesus is the fulfillment of the Abrahamic and Davidic promises…Jesus is the King. In studying this genealogy, we learn about the history of Israel. We learn about God’s plan, faithfulness and promises – all being fulfilled in Jesus – it’s all about Jesus.
If you would like to know Jesus better? If you would like to know the Old Testament better? If you would like to know God’s faithfulness better? Then please join us in January and February as we study Jesus’ ancestry. It will be life-changing to look at the persons in Jesus’ genealogy and realize they were real people with real life issues just like us.