This year for our Christmas sermon I want us to reflect on the genealogy of Jesus Christ. When we look at the Bible, we see lots of genealogies throughout. And that is fitting. Right from the fall of mankind God had made a promise to Adam and Eve. God promised that the seed of the woman would one day crush the seed of the serpent. That meant humanity had to be on the lookout for the promised child. Family trees were then recorded. Genealogies passed down. But for generation after generation, the promised seed still hadn’t come. And then we find God renewing that promise along the way through other men as well. And so the records kept building until one day they found their fulfillment in Jesus.
Passage: Matthew 1:1-17
Author: Rev. W. Reid Hankins, M.Div.
Sermon originally preached during the Morning Service at Trinity Presbyterian Church (OPC) on 12/21/2008 in Novato, CA.