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Recorded On: 01/13/2019


FBCWest - First Baptist Church of Westminster
January 13, 2019

“God is Spirit, and those who worship Him must worship Him in Spirit and truth.”

SCRIPTURE READING – Psalm 92:1 - 7
“Shout to the Lord”
“The Voice of Truth”

MESSAGE Pastor Joe

“A Partial Look at Jesus’ Genealogy”

Time of Reflection

“Grace like Rain”

SPECIAL MUSIC – By Pru Hungate

“Shake the World”
“God Who Saves”
“Take My Life”

Benediction “Only Jesus”

Matthew 1:1 – 3 Establishment of Jesus’ right to be Messiah
Luke 4:23 Genealogy of Jesus’ through Joseph
Both Matthew and Luke agree that Jesus’ genealogy stems from David: Luke 4:31 and Matthew 1:6
David: 2 Samuel 7:12 - 16
Matthew 1:5
Ruth a Moabite, not a Hebrew: Ruth: Ruth 1:4
Rahab a harlot: Joshua 2:1 Tamar & Bathsheba

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Matthew 1:1 – 3 Establishment of Jesus’ right to be Messiah

Matthew 1:1 The record of the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham:

Matthew 1:2 Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of 1Judah and his brothers.

Matthew 1:3 Judah was the father of Perez and Zerah by Tamar, Perez was the father of Hezron, and Hezron the father of Ram.

Luke 4:23 Genealogy of Jesus’ through Joseph

Luke 4:23 And He said to them, "No doubt you will quote this proverb to Me, `Physician, heal yourself! Whatever we heard was done at Capernaum, do here in your hometown as well.'"

Both Matthew and Luke agree that Jesus’ genealogy stems from David: Luke 4:31 and Matthew 1:6

Luke 4:31 And He came down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and He was teaching them on the Sabbath;

Matthew 1:6

Matthew 1:6 Jesse was the father of David the king. David was the father of Solomon by 2Bathsheba who had been the wife of Uriah.

David: 2 Samuel 7:12 - 16

2 Samuel 7:12 "When your days are complete and you lie down with your fathers, I will raise up your descendant after you, who will come forth from you, and I will establish his kingdom.

2 Samuel 7:13 "He shall build a house for My name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever.

2 Samuel 7:14 "I will be a father to him and he will be a son to Me; when he commits iniquity, I will correct him with the rod of men and the strokes of the sons of men,

2 Samuel 7:15 but My lovingkindness shall not depart from him, as I took it away from Saul, whom I removed from before you.

2 Samuel 7:16 "Your house and your kingdom shall endure before Me forever; your throne shall be established forever."'"

Matthew 1:5

Matthew 1:5 Salmon was the father of Boaz by Rahab, Boaz was the father of Obed by Ruth, and Obed the father of Jesse.

Ruth a Moabite, not a Hebrew: Ruth 1:4

Ruth 1:4 They took for themselves Moabite women as wives; the name of the one was Orpah and the name of the other Ruth. And they lived there about ten years.

Rahab a harlo | Tamar & Bathshebat: Joshua 2:1

Joshua 2:1 Then Joshua the son of Nun sent two men as spies secretly from Shittim, saying, "Go, view the land, especially Jericho." So they went and came into the house of a harlot whose name was Rahab, and lodged there.

Transcript of Service

You're in the Old Testament and you get to the begats you just start loving it an you just can't wait and when you go to the next section. You just can't wait for the next begets 'cause. I know you love to see well so and so live so many years and then he had such and such a kid and then he lived a whole bunch of other years and then he died and so and I know you do.
And then Martin in Matthews Gospel, he starts off with the genealogy of Jesus, an Luke waits till the third chapter to talk about the genealogy of Jesus and and so I know that this message is just going to preach itself.
I'm not that delusional I understand that when you get to whole bunch of names. You just go. I don't get why this is here, an you jump ahead after the be gaps or the genealogy so my.
Goal in this message.
Is too?
Show you that there is some relevance even to you.
And these genealogy of Jesus and that you might then start taking a little more interest and the next time you come to a passage of genealogy or begats that you say?
I wanna look at that a little more closely to as what we're doing is we're going through the life and ministry in a imperfect chronology of Jesus but if Jesus is the Messiah as both.
Matthew and Luke discuss that at genealogy is relevant because the Messiah is to come from David.
Now, if you look at the 2 geneologies there slightly different. There are there's 2 possible reasons for that. One is that most people believe that the genealogy placed in Matthew?
They did to Joseph and the genealogy related to Mary is related in Luke. If that's true. That's fine because both of them will find a common point in David as their answer.
And so the
Qualification of the Messiah coming from David is is that others say that sometimes there's a difference in genealogy because there's no word for grand father or grandson in the scriptures in kind of remember it.
So and so died and was as our slept and was laid to rest with his father's that never say father's and grandfathers and whatever you usually only have one father. So it so they're using it in the general sense, so to kind of give you as an example.
If we were to go backwards or forward we could say.
Joseph the son of Joseph, the son of Joseph, the son of Joseph, the son of Jacob.
Or if we skip some people it could be Joseph, the son of Joseph, the son of Jacob.
And that's my kind of ancestry through my oldest grandson and so we skipped a couple. The only reason that it seems there's fewer Joseph but the same names and so that may be one reason that they're picking up a grand father than whatever but but those I think.
We will turn to sick well first off Matthew establishes that it's the air through.
The presumed father of Jesus and they both again like, I said state that the genealogy comes from David. That's and Loop 331 and Matthew 16, but the reason it's relevant is in second Samuel Chapter 7.
God makes a promise to David.
He says this and when your days are completed and you lay down with your father's. I will rise up your descendants after you who will come forth from you. An AI will stablish his Kingdom and he shall build a house for my name and I will establish the throne of his Kingdom forever. Now will be a father to him and he will be a son to Maine.
When he commits iniquity, I will correct him and and with a lot of men and the strokes of the sons of men. But my loving kindness will not depart from him as I took it away from Saul whom I remove from before you, your house and your Kingdom shall endure forever before Maine.
Your your throne shall be established forever in accordance with all these words and with all this vision. So Nathan spoke to David so that was the prophet. Speaking to David saying in essence your Kingdom will be established forever. And so the genealogy is it going back to show that the Messiah.
I know fulfill this promise and thus far. You say, well. That's great. Some scriptures and God? Is is keeping his promise through the Messiah but what does that have to do with Maine?
I wanna look at a few people that uh genealogy discuss is and the first one, I like to discuss is a King by the name of Hezekiah.
Rain and it says in second Kings 18, now came about in the third year of Hosea that the son of Ala King of Israel. That Hezekiah, the son of a has King of Judah became King and he was 25 years old when he became King and it rain 29 years in Jerusalem and his mother.
And the daughter is Sariah Zachariah and he did right in the sight of the Lord. According to all his father, David, had done. He remove the high places and broke down the sacred pillars on the cut down the Azeroth and he broke the piece is the Bron server that Moses had made for until.
The Sons of Israel burn incense to it, and it goes on and talks about how Hezekiah kind of was a reformer.
And then he was like his father, David, but unlike his other father's who were chasing after foreign gods and an offering incense and offerings to these foreign God in essence, Hezekiah followed God.
The reason I picked Isaac I it 'cause. He followed God in that and then we see later in second Kings that snack on if the King of Assyria came and invaded Israel and he was invading Judah and he was trying to get the people of.
Rusalem to forsake God accept him as King give him tribute in everything would be wonderful and Hezekiah.
Pray to God.
And God said because you prayed for deliverance of Jerusalem. I heard your words and God himself delivered.
Jerusalem out of the hands of Sennacherib by slaughtering his army and he returned to his land, where he was killed there.
Later in Hezekiah's life, I say that profit comes to him and says get your house in order.
'cause you're going to die.
Hezekiah is like most of us, but I don't want to die. And so it says he turned his face to the wall and cried and wept bitterly and pray to God that he might not die. And before I say it was even halfway out of the house.
The total is a turn around.
Until Hezekiah that he would have 15 more years.
An interesting story of this was Hezekiah goes well how well I know for certain is you told me one thing now you're telling me something else. An Isaiah says the shadow can go forward. 15 steps or back. You pick his OK go well. You know going forwards kinda easy so had to go back.
The shadow went back.
Which is an interesting physical miracle?
Now the sad thing about that was that God gave him 15 more years.
But then
Is it kinda does something kind of?
Inappropriate he shows the Kingof.
Babble on the treasures of his house in the House of the Lord.
And because of that God says.
I'm gonna give drew some into the King of Babylon's hands, but I'll wait till you die.
Then we here in second Kings 21.
It says the next person. I want to talk about Manassas was 12 years old when he became King in the rain for 55 years in Jerusalem.
Now, if you do your math.
If Hezekiah was supposed to die 15 years before.
Manassas would never have been born.
Come analysis was born 3 years after he was supposed to die.
Manassas was 12 years old when he became King and he reigned for 55 years in Jerusalem and his mother thing was his facade and he did evil in the sight of the Lord. According to the abominations of the nations in the Lord had disposed before the sons of Israel for he revealed the high.
Which Hezekiah's father had destroyed an entered the erected altars to bail and made a nasra so we see that even though Hezekiah relied on God and followed him with all of his heart and even though he was a great prayer warrior in the sense of.
2 different things and God granted him that his son does evil in the sight of God.
But I don't want to end on a negative note as far as the Kings go so I want to look at one other King.
And his name is Josiah, who is the grandson. This is in second Kings 22 juice. I was 8 years old when he became King and he reigned 31 years in Jerusalem and his mother's name was to DIA the daughter of.
A Bosa Cath, he did right in the sight of the Lord and walked in all those ways of the father David.
I find it interesting.
No here we have 3 different Kings, one who reforms and has his heart right with God. So then you would think his son would follow in his footsteps, but instead he does evil insight is not into.
Of that man then does well and tries to do reforms.
You see them genealogy of Jesus is not made up of perfect Kings.
Matter of fact is made up mostly of imperfect in Terrable Minugh.
It seems that the rule is that they do evil in God site in the exception is when they follow God after.
As their father, David did.
So I want you to first understand.
That God uses people for his purposes, regardless of who they are.
But I want to drive that point home, a little more than just ordinary people is none of us are Kings and Queens or Princess or prints, so I want to talk about 3 other people.
The first one, I want to talk about is a woman whose name.
Is Ruth?
Rose of there's a book even called Ruth.
And it's about a Moabite woman.
A Moabite was a descendant of the incestuous relationship between lot and his daughter.
And yet
Ruth will maribo a**
Who will then have a child named Jesse will ultimately have a son named David?
So what I want you to get out of this genealogy.
Is it doesn't matter where you come from?
You may come from the wrong side of the tracks.
God can still use you.
Just says he used Ruth.
There's another one.
Her name.
Was Ray app?
Ray hab.
As the scripture says was a harlot or in our modern vernacular a prostitute.
But she assisted despise when they tried to spy out Jericho.
And she went with them when they defeated Jericho.
And resided with Israel and she married.
A gentleman.
Who then was in the line of this genealogy?
So not only am it doesn't matter where you come from it doesn't matter who you are.
God can still use God used a prostitute.
In his line.
The last woman, I wanted to discuss is a woman by the name of Tamar.
I remember my cancer was the first book. The first time I was actually paying attention. As I read Genesis and I come across this story. Just narrative and I thought it was really weird to have this narrative in the Scriptures and this is how the Narative Ghosts.
One of his sons, Marys is all the sudden Marys Taymar and God does not like.
Jude is all the sun.
So he kills him.
So under the law of levirate marriage now. This is before the law. Moses so this goes all back like even ties and stuff when Abraham gave tithes to milk has a Dick is not part of the mosaic law but is the part of the Loveland where it says that if the older boy.
Next brother is to marry the his wife and have children, but then those children would be accorded. The inheritance of the brother an not yours, so the second brother.
Marys Tamer,
But he doesn't want to have his kids be accorded. His dead brother's children, so as the scripture says he spilled his seed on the ground.
God's not happy with it and kills him.
Judah goes.
There must be something wrong with Tamar she's like the Black Widow 'cause. Every time one of my kids marries her, he dies. The problem is, is not tame are being bad. Luck is that these people are doing evil in the sight of God and therefore God's taking them out.
And so it has a younger son and he tells Taylor you know, he's not ready.
So we're going to wait awhile.
And basically send her back to her father's house in. She's in mourning is wearing windows clothing and time passes and time passes and time passes, Jude's wife dies.
And there's a whole lot of time that passes an after the morning, Judah goes to.
Cherish sheep and do some things and and Taymar hears about it takes off for widows clothing puts on a veil and some clothes and since outside the gate.
Judah being the nice.
Proper men that is.
Think she's a prostitute.
And wants to do with what?
You do with prostitutes in, she goes how much and he says. You know they do the bargain and but.
The sheep and whatever it got around so he gives her some things as a pledge to show that he's going to.
To make good on the the agreement, so they had their relations and.
He goes about doing his own business and then he tries to do the honorable thing. He sends a friend out to go pay the prostitute for her services.
But they can't find her to ask the other guys were hanging around the streets. Where is the temple prostitute?
No, we don't have any.
So the frame goes back to Judas couldn't find anyone because well, I try to do right thing and everything is wonderful again. This is a very strange story in the Bible.
Now, making Judah look all that great, so do does here's that Tamar is pregnant.
Which means she had been messing around and he thinks so he's going to burner?
For that evil that she did an when you confront her. She goes the man who's this stuff is this is, is the one that I slept with.
Anjuna goes.
You're more honorable than Maine and knowledge is that he should have given his third son, according to the law but hadn't.
And that child is Twins and one of those children are one who's going to be a child whose then produces a child, who then produces a child, who will be David.
It doesn't even matter what other people think of you.
They may think you're from the wrong side of the tracks. They may think you do the wrong thing God and still use you.
Now the problem is oftentimes. We think they're being used by God means that some great miracles that we perform. All we have some awesome ministry or there's something that's Super Special.
These people were in the genealogy of Jesus imperfect some even evil people.
Some honorable some not, but God use each of them.
But sometimes God uses us when we least suspect it so let me give you an example.
Maybe in your Christian life.
You've heard people say you know you need to be a good witness, and evangelism and and you've heard people talk about fruit and and you're trying to produce fruit and even though that's the wrong theological point. But you believe it and so you're trying trying trying and in the entire lifetime.
One person comes know the Lord because of you.
And the world will say you're pretty much a failure and we try to make herself feel better by saying well if one person is different than it was all worth it and let's say that one person if you let the Lord tried all their lives to leave somebody to the Lord.
And they only.
Converted one person to the Lord.
You would say, Oh, Gee. My Ministry wasn't all that effective because I only let one person to the Lord in that person only LED one personal Lord. But what if that one person that that one person you let the Lord lead the next Billy Graham.
To the Lord.
Would you say that Jesus used you?
There is a long genealogy.
And sometimes it would be very hard to say of Tam Tamar.
Oh, the world thinks that I'm a prostitute my own family thought that whoever was related to me died.
In many, many, many generations from now, the Messiah is going to come through my line.
We need to have the long view.
Of what God's doing.
The point of the geneologies to Maine is to show you that God can use even you and even me it doesn't matter your family background. It does remember what you do it does remember.
Doesn't matter what you think other people think of you?
God can use you.
God can use you.
By turning back to him.
Or in the case of Pharaoh God can use you to demonstrate his power. His God is God and I would rather be used.
As a better hezekiah.
Then Manassas.
But I also understand.
That, it is God, who causes things to happen.
What I need to do is be faithful and take the Longview?
It's not so much about what happens today.
Of what will God do with what I do today.
He may bless me beyond measure an I adknowledge it and see it.
Or that blessings may come many generations from now.
But I do know.
That God will accomplish his purposes.
And I know one day just as those who are believers like Hezekiah.
Saw the day.
That his son.
Would be Messiah?
And he will see the day just as those who have fallen asleep in Jesus will see an come and return with him when he is declared King of Kings and Lord of Lords.
Let us get our eyes off of ourselves.
An awful what we can't do.
And what we're not off.
And get her eyes on him.
Because as a scripture says with God, nothing is impossible. So much so that he can even use you because his Grace Falls. Like rain his grace falls on you in a falls on Main.
His grace.
Can change centers the Saints his grace can turn ordinary men and women into extraordinary men and women his grace can take where you are.
And do his will.
And all gods people said.

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