Summary: Certain traits are ascribed/attributed to/associated with Jesus by virtue of His descent. But What traits/attributes? 4 traits/attributes of Jesus that are His by descent. By virtue of Descent, Jesus has a peculiar...
GOVERNED By DESCENT—Luke 3:23-38
A middle school in Oregon faced a unique problem.
A number of girls were beginning to use lipstick & would put it on in the bathroom. After they put on their lipstick, they would press their lips to the mirrors leaving dozens of little lip prints.
Finally the principal decided that something had to be done. He called the girls to the bathroom & met them there with the custodian. He explained that all these lip prints were causing a major problem for the custodian, who had to clean the mirrors every day.
To demonstrate how difficult it was, she asked the custodian to clean one of the mirrors.
He took out a long-handled brush, dipped it into the toilet, & scrubbed the mirror. Since then there have been no lip prints on the mirrors.
Because of the descent of the brush into the toilet, the mirror possessed some peculiar attributes that were important to the girls.
Likewise, by descent, Jesus possesses certain peculiarities that are vitally important to us.
Certain qualities/features/traits were attributed/transmitted to Jesus by descent.
*Certain traits are ascribed/attributed to/associated with Jesus by virtue of descent.
What traits/attributes are Jesus’ by descent?
4 traits/attributes of Jesus that are His by descent.
1—By virtue of Descent, Jesus has a peculiar...
:23—“Now Jesus Himself began His ministry at about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, the son of Heli,”
The ministry of the Son of God(:22) permeated/imbued with the Holy Spirit(:22).
Mat. 10:1-6—“And when He had called His twelve disciples to Him, He gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, & to heal all kinds of sickness & all kinds of disease. Now the names of the twelve apostles are these: first, Simon, who is called Peter, & Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, & John his brother; Philip & Bartholomew; Thomas & Matthew the tax collector; James the son of Alphaeus, & Lebbaeus, whose surname was Thaddaeus; Simon the Canaanite, & Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed Him. These twelve Jesus sent out & commanded them, saying: “Do not go into the way of the Gentiles, & do not enter a city of the Samaritans. “But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”
Mat. 15:21-28—“Then Jesus went out from there & departed to the region of Tyre & Sidon. And behold, a woman of Canaan came from that region & cried out to Him, saying, “Have mercy on me, O Lord, Son of David! My daughter is severely demon-possessed.” But He answered her not a word. And His disciples came & urged Him, saying, “Send her away, for she cries out after us.” But He answered & said, “I was not sent except to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” Then she came & worshiped Him, saying, “Lord, help me!” But He answered & said, “It is not good to take the children’s bread & throw it to the little dogs.” And she said, “Yes, Lord, yet even the little dogs eat the crumbs which fall from their masters’ table.” Then Jesus answered & said to her, “O woman, great is your faith! Let it be to you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed from that very hour.”
Jn. 11:25-26—“Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection & the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives & believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?””
Jn. 14:6—“Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, & the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”
Jn. 12:24—““Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls into the ground & dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain.”
Rom. 5:6, 8-9—“For when we were still without strength, in due time Christ died for the ungodly.....But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from wrath through Him.”
Jn. ministry of the Holy Spirit
Mat. 1:18-21—“Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit. Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, & not wanting to make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly. But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. “And she will bring forth a Son, & you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins.””