Sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Larry Maley at Dardenne Presbyterian Church on December 4, 2016
“Five Feme Fatales and Other Faulty Fellows in Jesus’ Family Tree”
Scriptures: Matthew 1:1-7 and Ephesians 2:4-9
Genealogies are hardly interesting, except if they pertain to your family. Consequently, most Christians glance over the boring lists of names in Matthew 1, and conclude that its importance resides in telling us that Jesus descended from the Old Testament characters Abraham and David. This is a mistaken interpretation. If the Bible is the inspired Word of God, there is a specific reason Matthew began his Gospel with a lengthy genealogy.