Episode 27 - GENEALOGY

Show Notes:

  • Genealogies in General
    • Do we skip them?
    • Importance for an Israelite
      • Land Inheritance
      • Levite line for priests
      • Judah's line for kings
    • Caution for an Israelite - hereditary salvation?
      • John 8
      • Galatians 3
  • Genealogy of Jesus in Matthew
    • Sections
      • Abraham to David - 14 Generations
        • Jesus is the fulfillment of the "seed promise" to Abraham
      • David to the Exile - 14 Generations
        • Jesus is the fulfillment of the Davidic Kingship
      • Exile to Jesus - 14 Generations
        • Jesus marks the true return from exile and return of God's glory
    • Numerology
      • Matthew lists 6 groups of 7, leaving the history incomplete
      • The rest of the book (the ministry of Jesus, including His death & resurrection) is the 7th 7...the completion of the history of redemption
    • Women (of ill repute) in the line of Christ
      • Tamar (guilty of sexual entrapment as a prostitute)
      • Rahab (a prostitute who may have even run a harlot house/inn in Jericho...she is also a Canaanite)
      • Ruth (a Moabite)
      • Bathsheba (an adultress...probably a Hittite)
      • Mary (in reality a pure virgin...but by reputation a fornicator)
  • Conclusions
    • God's Grace  in the lives of flawed individuals is Abundant through the Line of Christ
    • God is using people of all Nations to bring us to the Christ who would be the seed that would bless all nations
    • Jesus is the central figure in reading the Bible like an hour glass