CASUAL
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December 18, 2019

Jesus’ Ancestors (1:1-17) – Part Three This critical heritage was of huge import to later biblical writers. Listen to Peter, as he speaks to thousands in Jerusalem on the Day of Pentecost in Acts 2:29-36: “Fellow Israelites, I can tell you confidently that the patriarch David died and was buried, and his tomb is here Continue reading…

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December 11, 2019

Jesus’ Ancestors (1:1-17) – Part 2 This emphasis on genealogical purity was even harsher when it came to the centuries-long Jewish expectation of a future messiah. His pedigree had to go back all the way to Abraham, and, more specifically, he had to be a “son of David”. This is why Matthew starts his genealogy Continue reading…

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December 5, 2019

Jesus Ancestors (1:1-17) – Part 1 Nobody enjoys reading genealogies. That is, unless you’re a genealogist! The Bible has several, and most of us when confronted by one tend to roll our eyes and press the delete button. It seems irrelevant. But in Jesus’ day, genealogies were taken with great seriousness. A genealogy was see Continue reading…

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