Contributed on May 7, 2021
Who would have thought a Canaanite woman, Tamar, the daughter-in-law of Judah, son of Jacob, would be in the line of Messiah Jesus?
Introduction: it’s a fact that our Lord Jesus Christ was born of the Virgin Mary. It’s also true that Mary had a mother, and she had a mother, all the way back to Eve, the first mother. Of note, Eve was not only the first female ever created, and she was not only the first mother, she was also the ...read more
Contributed on May 8, 2021
She was a harlot, and an enemy of Israel. But she found salvation and received a place as one of the mothers of the Messiah!
Introduction: she was one of the most unlikely candidates to ever be in the Messiah’s family tree. She lived in a wicked city in a wicked land, and did not have a very good reputation. But somehow she became a believer in the God of a foreign country and had the privilege of being one of the ...read more
Contributed on May 12, 2021
She grew up a pagan in a pagan land, but became a believer in the God of her mother-in-law. The story of Ruth is a beautiful story of God's grace and redemption. Another foreign-born girl became a mother of the Messiah!
Introduction: Ruth is only mentioned in the Old Testament book bearing her name. She was a native of Moab, a country to the east of Israel across the Jordan River. Eventually she married a Hebrew man, lost him to death, but journeyed with her mother-in-law to a new land. She became a believer in ...read more
Contributed on May 14, 2021
The Scriptures don't say much about Bathsheba except what's mentioned in connection with her relationship with David and his family. Even so, she had the privilege of being one of the mothers of the Messiah.
Introduction: The line of Messiah Jesus began with Abraham, then Isaac, followed by Jacob and Jacob’s son Judah. Of course each man had children by his wife; except for Judah’s twin sons Pharez and Zerah who were born to his daughter-in-law Tamar of Canaan (see Genesis 38). Rahab was a prostitute ...read more
Contributed on Jun 1, 2021
The names of several women in the line or ancestry of Jesus, the Messiah, are listed in Scripture. Many other such mothers are not. No matter if they're mentioned by name or no, each of these ladies can someday rejoice that they were among the mothers of the Messiah!
Introduction: some of the women who are in the line of Jesus, the Messiah, are well-known. Some are mentioned only by name and others aren’t mentioned at all. Regardless, the Lord knows each one of them—by name—and allowed each one to be part of His plan to bring salvation to a lost and dying ...read more