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MATTHEW - CHAPTER ONE INTRODUCTION Matthew begins with a geneology 1 From Abraham the progenitor of the Jewish race to David the king vss 1-6 2 From Solomon the king to the Babylonian captivity vss 7-11 - a turning point in Jewish history 3 From the Babylon captivity to Joseph vss 12-17 - this Joseph is Marys husband 4 The genealogies were very important documents a The New Testament rest upon its accuracy b It establishes Christ of the line of Abraham and David - Abraham puts Him in the Jewish race - David puts Him on the throne The genealogy in Matthew is of Jesus on Josephs side - Luke on Marys side Verse 1 A The Book of the generation of Adam - Gen51 is the only other place this term is used 1 How did we get into Adams family physical birth 2 It is generations of death Rom512 B The Book of the generation of Jesus Christ 1 How do we get into this family Spiritual birth John 33 2 It is a generation of life 3 All are born into Adams family all must be born again to be in Jesus family C The Son of David presents Christ as King anointed one Messiah Who will set up a literal kingdom D Son of Abraham who was the progenitor of the Jewish race Verses 2-6 - Note some interesting things in this geneology A Names of women - Note these are all Gentile women 1 Thamar - a Canaanite who was Judahs wife Gen38 2 Rachab Rahab - a Canaanite Joshua 2 - She was a believer and is in Hebrews 11 Faith Hall of Fame 3 Ruth - a Moabite the whole Book of Ruth is about her a She is a lovely person who became a Jew b Married Boaz -
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