The Gospel of Matthew:
A Study of the Life and Ministry of Jesus Christ.
Jesus the Messiah
What qualifies Jesus to be the Messiah?
- The royalty of His relatives
Jesus is "the son of David" (v. 1)
Matthew groups this genealogy into three sets of fourteen names (v. 17)
- Verses 2-6a: 14 generations
- Verses 6b-11: 14 generations
- Verses 12-16: 14 generations
Why does he do this?
What title does v. 6 uniquely give to David?
*God promised David an everlasting dynasty (See 2 Samuel 7:12-15; Is. 9:6-7; Ezekiel 34:23)
- The diversity of His descendants
Jesus is also "the son of Abraham" (v. 1)
The OT prophesied that not only would the Messiah, God’s anointed servant, be the king of Israel but He would also be the king of ALL people in the future (Gen. 12:3; 49:10)
How does this genealogy hint that Jesus would be the Messiah for all people?
- The circumstances of His conception
Jesus is the "Son of God" (v. 16)
What is different about verse 16? How does it differ from the verses that come before it?
What is the significance of the Virgin Birth?
Big idea: Jesus is qualified to be the Messiah because He is the son of David, the son of Abraham, and the Son of God.
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