The Wonderful Birth Of Jesus by Jesse Hendley

Jesse M. Hendley
Matthew 1:1,18-25

The Word of God is so beautiful! What a privilege to
have the Bible in our hands! What a privilege it is to
know Jesus Christ and to study about the Person and
Teachings of the Lord Jesus Christ and to walk with
Him! As we study the four Gospels, we'll find
ourselves walking with Christ. We can come to know Him
as our Saviour. We can become more like Him. We can
understand His mind and His heart. We can enter into a
deeper knowledge of the Truth as we study the Word of
God. May we approach the New Testament with reverence
and with carefulness, knowing that it is the Word of
the Living God.

We are studying now the wonderful PERSON of the Lord
Jesus Christ, His work, and His teachings. Here is THE
HOLY GOD come down to us! We could not go up to Him;
He has come down to us. No man by mere seeking has
ever found out God; God has to reveal Himself unto us.

As we begin a study of Matthew I want to remind you
that Matthew was the Levi that we read about in the
New Testament. He was a Jew from Galilee, a tax
gatherer for the Roman Government and therefore
despised by the Jews. Many times tax gatherers used
extortion and oppression. Matthew Levi was hated, a
man of bad reputation. But the Lord Jesus Christ saved
him and changed his heart and life, and he became the
writer of the Gospel of Matthew. God used him in this
wonderful way.

Matthew begins his Gospel with, "The generation of
Jesus Christ, the Son of David and the Son of
Abraham." Oh, remember that God has given us A BOOK,
the most wonderful Book in all the world, and how we
need to know THIS BOOK, the Bible, above all other
books. And here in the beginning of the New Testament
we have the generation of Jesus, the Christ.

The Greek word generation is geneseos. We get genesis
from this. It means "source, origin." It has to do
with the "birth" of Jesus Christ, the "source" of ...

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