The Road To Christmas - Son of David (4 of 5) by Steve Jones

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The Road To Christmas - Son of David (4 of 5)
Series: Christmas In Prophecy
Steve Jones
Matthew 1

INTRODUCTION: I've never met Michael Jordan in person but he did email me about 18 months ago (2010) to inform me that we're related. Oh, not THAT Michael Jordan (pic). I'm referring to a Michael Jordan who lives in Georgia and had been doing genealogical research on his family tree. He discovered that he is the grandson of my grandfather's sister. In our subsequent correspondence we both found out that we have a lot of blood relatives that we didn't even know about. I asked cousin Michael if he had discovered any ROYALTY in our family tree. He said no but I am distantly related to Rebecca Nurse who was hanged as a witch in Salem Massachusetts in 1692. Not a good sign.

Today, the "Road to Christmas" will take us to a genealogy. But unlike MY genealogy this one is ALL royalty.

If you're new to us you should know that we've been in a sermon series entitled, "The Road to Christmas." Each Sunday we've been looking at a prophecy surrounding the birth of Jesus and it's implications. On the first Sunday we talked about the virgin birth and faith. On the second Sunday we talked about the Bethlehem birth and God. On the third Sunday we talked about the slaughter of the innocents in Bethlehem and pain. Today we're going to talk about the prophecy that identifies the messiah as the "Son of David" and what that title communicates.

II Samuel 7:5, 12-14 "Go and tell my servant David, 'When your days are over and you rest with your fathers, I will raise up your offspring to succeed you, who will come from your own body, and I will establish his kingdom. He is the one who will build a house for my Name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom forever. I will be his father, and he will be my son.'"

Matthew 1:1 "A record of the genealogy of Jesus Christ the son of David, the son of Abraham."


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