Genealogy of Jesus: Sarah, Had to Wait for her Blessing

  Sarah was the wife of Abraham {as well as being his half-sister}.  We are told that she was beautiful and twice she and Abraham lied to powerful rulers about their relationship.  When God told Abraham to move Sarah traveled with him and knew the life of a nomad.                 Sarah was originally named Sarai and God changed her name […]

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Genealogy of Jesus: The Different Faces of Rebekah

Isaac, son of Abraham, needed a wife but did not want to find one among the Canaanites, where they were living.  A servant was sent to find a wife.  When he arrived in Abraham’s homeland, the servant prayed for guidance.  Rebekah appeared before the man finished praying. She offered water to the servant and his camels.  Then they followed her […]

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Genealogy of Jesus: Leah, the UnLoved

We’ve been studying the women in Jesus genealogy.  There are three additional women that we know by name, although they are not listed by name in the genealogy listed in Matthew.  However, they each play an integral part in the story of God’s people.  We know not only their names, but their stories from the book of Genesis. These three women […]

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Lessons from the Women in Jesus Genealogy

We’ve studied the five women mentioned in Jesus genealogy in the book of Matthew.  However, we’ve learned that none of them were perfect and they all had choices to make. We don’t have to be perfect—none of these women were perfect. After all, we have an adulterer, harlot, and foreigner among the women in Jesus family history. Our consequences may […]

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Genealogy of Jesus: Tamar, the neglected

Judah, the son of Jacob, married and had three sons.  When his oldest son came of age, Judah found a wife for him.  Her name was Tamar.  Her husband, Er, was wicked and the Lord put him to death.  Then Onan married her, but he was also wicked and put to death.  Tamar was sent back to her father’s household.  […]

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Genealogy of Jesus: Rahab, the harlot

  The first thing we are told about Rahab, in Joshua 2, is that she was a prostitute.  There is no sugar coating it.  Her sins are put out there for everyone to know. Joshua sent two spies into Jericho and they come to the house of Rahab.  She hides the men and watches out for them. When the king […]

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Genealogy of Jesus: Ruth, the Moabite

Ruth is one of the women specifically mentioned by name in Jesus genealogy.  However, she receives more than just a chapter or two the way the other women in the genealogy of Jesus do.  Her story takes an entire book to tell. Ruth lived in the Moab.  She married Mahlon, the son of Naomi and Elimelek, who had moved from […]

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Genealogy of Jesus: The Wife of Uriah

In the genealogy of Jesus, mentioned in Matthew 1, we are told “David was the father of Solomon, whose mother had been Uriah’s wife.” We know from the Biblical account found in 2 Samuel 11, that the wife of Uriah was named Bathsheba.  The story of how she and David came to be the parents of Solomon is told in […]

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Genealogy of Jesus: Mary, the Mother of Jesus

Last week, we finished studying the life of Mary, the Mother of Jesus.   This week we are starting a new study on the women in the Genealogy of Jesus.  The five women mentioned by name are listed in the Genealogy account found in Matthew 1. I am piggybacking this study onto the study of Mary.  With Mother’s Day just weeks […]

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