Things To Consider
- The word genealogy is actually genesis.
- This helps us see the older testament connection – this has been God's plan from the beginning.
- Notice the Gentile connections – God's mission has always been the nations.
- God has not abandoned his people.
- This account is the "Joseph version".
- The virgin birth matters because Jesus took on human nature but was without sin for he had no natural father.
- Jesus grew up under the scandal of alleged sexual immorality.
- The ministry of the angels in the Word of God is important – Angels witness both to his birth and to his resurrection.
- The angel’s message tells us that it:
- is God’s will that Joseph should marry Mary
- the pregnancy is supernatural
- the baby will be male
- the name of their son will be ‘Jesus’
- this child is to save his people
- The reminder of Isaiah's prophecy is given.