Matthew 1:1-17 Hope Promised (Dec 23 2012)


Jesus' genealogy isn't dry reading; it's the panorama of God's activity in human history to bring forth the Messiah that history is crying for. Jesus' claim to the throne of David is affirmed, and while he ends the royal bloodline, through faith in him a new family of God begins, every one a child of the Father and a co-heir with Christ.