December 09, 2018 Advent 2: The Genealogy of Jesus

A popular thing to do today is to trace your family tree and to do research on your genealogy. Maybe you have tried your hand at that to some degree. There are several websites that will help you find your family history. You can even do DNA testing to help. One of the things that makes it interesting and exciting is finding the exact birth records, or a marriage certificate, or even a tombstone of a family member from generations past. Today, people consider it a success if they can track down relatives from 200 years ago or more.

Can you imagine finding relatives
from over 2,000 years ago?!!

Matthew, in his Gospel, traces Jesus’ family tree back 2,000 years — all the way back to Abraham —- the great patriarch of the Old Testament!

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