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Summary: There are 14 generation between Abraham & David, David & Babylonian Captivity, & Captivity & Jesus. Geneology means “genesis, beginning, origin.” Let's look at the beginning of our Savoir.

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The Pedigree of the Prince of Peace

Matt. 1.17

Dec. 2, 2013 Chester FBC, Chester, IL Dr. Mike Fogerson

Introduction:

A Matthew 1:1-17 (NASB) 1 The record of the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham: 2 Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers. 3 Judah was the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, Perez was the father of Hezron, and Hezron the father of Ram. 4 Ram was the father of Amminadab, Amminadab the father of Nahshon, and Nahshon the father of Salmon. 5 Salmon was the father of Boaz by Rahab, Boaz was the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse. 6 Jesse was the father of David the king. David was the father of Solomon by Bathsheba who had been the wife of Uriah. 7 Solomon was the father of Rehoboam, Rehoboam the father of Abijah, and Abijah the father of Asa. 8 Asa was the father of Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat the father of Joram, and Joram the father of Uzziah. 9 Uzziah was the father of Jotham, Jotham the father of Ahaz, and Ahaz the father of Hezekiah. 10 Hezekiah was the father of Manasseh, Manasseh the father of Amon, and Amon the father of Josiah. 11 Josiah became the father of Jeconiah and his brothers, at the time of the deportation to Babylon. 12 After the deportation to Babylon: Jeconiah became the father of Shealtiel, and Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel. 13 Zerubbabel was the father of Abihud, Abihud the father of Eliakim, and Eliakim the father of Azor. 14 Azor was the father of Zadok, Zadok the father of Achim, and Achim the father of Eliud. 15 Eliud was the father of Eleazar, Eleazar the father of Matthan, and Matthan the father of Jacob. 16 Jacob was the father of Joseph the husband of Mary, by whom Jesus was born, who is called the Messiah. 17 So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; from David to the deportation to Babylon, fourteen generations; and from the deportation to Babylon to the Messiah, fourteen generations.

1 There are 14 generation between Abraham & David, David & Babylonian Captitivity, & Captivity & Jesus.

a Geneology means “genesis, beginning, origin.”

b Jesus’ name is the Greek transliteration of the Hebrew word “Yeshua” (Jehovah Saves)

aa It is the name the angel told Joseph to name his son because He would “save His people from their sin.”Matthew 1:21 (HCSB)

bb Christ (Gk.) for the Hebrew “Mashiah”; Messiah/The Anointed one.

cc In OT times prophets, priests, & kings were all anointed. . . Jesus was anointed as all three!

2 He was “The” anointed ONE, “The” Messiah whom the Hebrews had long expected to come as their great deliverer & King.

B When Jesus arrived the majority of the Jews rejected Him as King/Messiah.

1 Some rejected Jesus because they knew His parents

Matthew 13:54-56 (NASB) 54 He came to His hometown and began teaching them in their synagogue, so that they were astonished, and said, "Where did this man get this wisdom and these miraculous powers? 55 "Is not this the carpenter's son? Is not His mother called Mary, and His brothers, James and Joseph and Simon and Judas? 56 "And His sisters, are they not all with us? Where then did this man get all these things?"

a Some did because He came from Nazareth

John 7:26-27 (NASB) 26 "Look, He is speaking publicly, and they are saying nothing to Him. The rulers do not really know that this is the Christ, do they? 27 "However, we know where this man is from; but whenever the Christ may come, no one knows where He is from."

b John 7:40-41 (NASB) 40 Some of the people therefore, when they heard these words, were saying, "This certainly is the Prophet." 41 Others were saying, "This is the Christ." Still others were saying, "Surely the Christ is not going to come from Galilee, is He?

2 Others didn’t know what I’m going to share w/ you this morning; His lineage & birthplace

John 7:42 (NASB) 42 "Has not the Scripture said that the Christ comes from the descendants of David, and from Bethlehem, the village where David was?"

a Matt. 1, establishes Jesus’ royal lineage.

b Matthew didn’t put the geneology of Jesus first so we’d study each of the people, but rather that each of the people pointed to the royalty of Jesus.

aa The family closet is filled with hard to pronounce names & a few skeltons.

bb Matthews geneology ascends from Abraham; Lukian account descends from Jesus.

cc Matthews account confirms Jesus royal right to the throne of David; Luke’s account confirms the blood right to the throne of David.

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