The Hope of Christmas – The Greatest Story Ever Foretold | Matthew 1:1–23

December 17, 2023 ()

Bible Text: Matthew 1:1–23 |


The Greatest Story Ever Foretold

The Hope of Christmas

Matthew 1:1–23

Sin is Always the Problem Jesus Christ and the Gospel is Always the Answer

People Miss the Message of Christ’s Coming

People Miss the Meaning of Christ’s Coming

How does the Birth of Jesus give hope to all mankind?

  1. Genealogy

Human Heredity - (vss. 1-17)

The Hope of the World is anchored in the Old Testament

3 Parts

  1. Abraham to David - God's Sovereign Grace in the World
  2. David to Exile in Bablyon - God's Singular Purpose in OT History
  3. Exile to Jesus - God's Saving Work in the World

Divine Heredity (vss. 18-25)

Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

Jesus is the Virgin Born , Son of God

2. Names




The lineage of Jesus answers the questions of

  1. Race in the plan of God
  2. Are we alone?
  3. How can I be helped with my sin?


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