Jesus was the picture of God, The Father
JESUS – God with us
- Showed up as a human, no resources.
- Chose poverty, no prestige, humble, available to all.
- Nothing to prove, and no one to impress.
The Genealogy of Jesus the Messiah – Matthew 1:1-16 (NIV)
1 This is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah the son of David, the son of Abraham: 2 Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, 3 Judah the father of Perez and Zerah, whose mother was Tamar, Perez the father of Hezron, Hezron the father of Ram, 4 Ram the father of Amminadab, Amminadab the father of Nahshon, Nahshon the father of Salmon, 5 Salmon the father of Boaz, whose mother was Rahab, Boaz the father of Obed, whose mother was Ruth, Obed the father of Jesse,
6 and Jesse the father of King David. David was the father of Solomon, whose mother had been Uriah’s wife, 7 Solomon the father of Rehoboam, Rehoboam the father of Abijah, Abijah the father of Asa, 8 Asa the father of Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat the father of Jehoram, Jehoram the father of Uzziah, 9 Uzziah the father of Jotham, Jotham the father of Ahaz, Ahaz the father of Hezekiah, 10 Hezekiah the father of Manasseh, Manasseh the father of Amon, Amon the father of Josiah,
11 and Josiah the father of Jeconiah and his brothers at the time of the exile to Babylon. 12 After the exile to Babylon: Jeconiah was the father of Shealtiel, Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel, 13 Zerubbabel the father of Abihud, Abihud the father of Eliakim, Eliakim the father of Azor,14 Azor the father of Zadok, Zadok the father of Akim, Akim the father of Elihud,15 Elihud the father of Eleazar, Eleazar the father of Matthan, Matthan the father of Jacob,
16 and Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, and Mary was the mother of Jesus who is called the Messiah.
Lineage of Jesus: Dysfunctional families
Abraham – Lied about Sarah
Issac – was blessed
Jacob – called deceiver
Joseph – Jacob’s favorite
Tamar- Daughter in Law, became a prostitute to her father in law
Salmon- married Rahab, a non Jew and harlot because she helped the spies
Boaz married Ruth- a despised Moabites
David took Bathsheba as a wife when she was already married,
then had her husband killed.
Solomon – son of Bathsheba
Rehoboam- messed up the Israelites so much that the kingdom split.
We have hope that all can come to Jesus
- The somebodies, the nobodies
- The powerful, the poor
- The saints, the sinners
God chooses all these people for his purposes and blessings. God can redeem your past and turn it around.
“For all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God”–Romans 3:23–
Jesus comes to redeem us from all our sins.
- We can go from brokenness to being a King’s kid.
- We are important to God!
- He will bring, New Life, Real life, Full Life!