Let’s be honest—when we come across a genealogy in the Bible, chances are we skip it. After all, we usually can’t pronounce most of the names so what’s the point, right? In our rush to get to the “good” stuff, we may be missing out on some incredible meaning and power. Nowhere is this truer than with the genealogy of Jesus contained in the Matthew of Gospel. While we may be tempted to view the genealogy of Jesus as boring, it is actually a bold declaration of the faithfulness of God. As we journey through Advent (a season of anticipation in which we celebrate the birth of Christ and his future return) we will walk through the lineage of Jesus as a way of (re)ordering our hearts and minds this Christmas season.
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