Scriptures: Matthew 1:1-17, Luke 3:23-28, 31, Genesis 22:18, 49:10, 1 Samuel 7:12-13, 1 Kings 1:30, Jeremiah 22:30
God had promised the world a Messiah who would be King. But a king doesn't come to rule by ballot, He comes to rule by birth. Just as God chose Jesus to be the Messiah, He chose our identity to fit into His plan for the world. Your past, present and future are all in God's hands. No matter how messed up you think your life is, God can turn it into a masterpiece!
"If Jesus had not been born of a virgin, if the genetic seed of any human being, even Joseph had been in Him, He could not have been the Messiah, because not only would He have been under the curse of Jeconiah." --Dr. Merritt
Keywords: ancestors, genealogy, past, present, future, family, tree, Jesus, bloodline, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, David, New Testament, mosaic
Pastors Edge provides Bible preachers and teachers with ready-to-use resources and materials based on the preaching of Dr. James Merritt, Senior Pastor at Cross Pointe Church in Duluth, GA and host of the international broadcast ministry Touching Lives.