Matthew 1: Lineage >> Jesus as King. Women in the lineage. The birth of Christ in me.

Matthew 1 notes

Ancestry of Jesus Christ…

  • … a descendant of David
  • … a descendant of Abraham

Matthew depicts Jesus as King….

  • Lion of the tribe of Judah
  • The Sovereignty of Jesus

… Mark >> Ox / Servant
… Luke >> Son of Man / Human nature
… John >> Son of God / Divine nature/ Eagle

Any King has a lineage…

  • … For Jesus it starts with King David
  • … emanating from a promise to Abraham.

Women mentioned in Jesus lineage:

  • … Tamar
  • … Rahab
  • … Ruth
  • … Bathsheba
  • … Mary

God can use the weak and foolish things to confound the strong and the wise…1 Corinthians 1:27

We are saved by grace through faith, and not by works, received as a free gift, so that none may boast…Ephesians 2:8-9

Not by power or might, but by the Spirit of God…Zechariah 4:6

We are the righteousness of God in Christ…2 Corinthians 5:21

For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance as our way of life….Ephesians 2:10

Therefore, the flawed me can still be used to give birth to Christ…

  • Just need to present my self as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God, which is my spiritual service of worship…Romans 12:1
  • Indeed, as an instrument of righteousness …Romans 6:13
  • A donkey for Christ, untied and freed for His use…Mark 11:1-10

Vs 17…
Abraham – David >> 14 Generations

David – Babylonian exile >> 14 Generations

Babylonian exile – the Messiah >> 14 Generations

The significance of 14??

  • Salvation & deliverance?
  • Movement & change?

Vs 18…

Joseph >> He will add ( Hebrew)

Mary was seeking first the kingdom and His righteousness and all other things shall be added ( Joseph? )??

… Giving birth to Christ ( Immanuel ) in me through the power of the Holy Spirit.

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