by Dr. Ed Young

#897 December 22, 1991 a.m.
Matthew 1:1-17
Today we're going to look at the genealogies of our Lord and Savior, Jesus
Christ. And I looked again this morning to see if Noah was among them. We've
had so much rain - for those who are visiting here with us. I'm surprised
anybody could come to church today. We've never seen anything like it in a long
time here in the city of Houston.
Hope you have your Bibles open to Matthew, chapter number 1. And we'll just
begin with.... get the f.... by getting the feel of a few verses of our
scripture. Our total scripture is verse 1 through 17. But let's read a few
verses. Matthew 1:1, following;
"The book of genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of
To Abraham was born Isaac;
and to Isaac Jacob;
and to Jacob Judah and his brothers;
And to Judah was born Perez and Zerah by Tamar;
And to Perez was born Hezron, and to Hezron Ram,...
Etcetera, etcetera, etcetera. Let's pray together.
Father, we're here in Thy house today to do business with Thee. We're
here seeking always for a fresh word from on high as we worship in spirit
and we pray in truth. Lord, you speak, and let me get out of the way so
that Thy word and Thy message may not only be heard. Most of us have
heard a lot of sermons. But, Lord, may it be received and understood and
may we put that word into practice right where we live. For we make this
prayer through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
For many years, our family, on Christmas morning, have held back all the kids,
and now the grandchildren, from opening their presents long enough to read the
Christmas story. And sometimes we read in Luke, and sometimes we read in
Matthew. When we read in Matthew, we always start with the 18th verse. It's
obvious when you read the text, that's where the Christmas story begins. But
ilookk clIoselIy and you I -i1 discover the Crstmas stochry- does-nI* t beg-in with Just the
18th verse; it begins way back in th ...

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