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Order of Service

Music……………………..Worship Team
Only King Forever
Welcome……………………….Bill Butler
Music……………………..Worship Team
He Shall Reign Forevermore
How Can It Be
Reckless Love
Message………………Gilbert Thurston
Unexpected Family
Offering & Announcements
Music……………………..Worship Team
He Shall Reign Forevermore
Dismissal……………………..Bill Butler

Message notes

Unexpected Family - December 08, 2019

This is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah the son of David, the son of Abraham: Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers, Judah the father of Perez and Zerah, whose mother was Tamar, Perez the father of Hezron, Hezron the father of Ram, Ram the father of Amminadab, Amminadab the father of Nahshon, Nahshon the father of Salmon, Salmon the father of Boaz, whose mother was Rahab, Boaz the father of Obed, whose mother was Ruth, Obed the father of Jesse, and Jesse the father of King David.


David was the father of Solomon, whose mother had been Uriah’s wife, Solomon the father of Rehoboam, Rehoboam the father of Abijah, Abijah the father of Asa, Asa the father of Jehoshaphat, Jehoshaphat the father of Jehoram, Jehoram the father of Uzziah, Uzziah the father of Jotham, Jotham the father of Ahaz, Ahaz the father of Hezekiah, Hezekiah the father of Manasseh, Manasseh the father of Amon, Amon the father of Josiah, and Josiah the father of Jeconiah and his brothers at the time of the exile to Babylon.


After the exile to Babylon: Jeconiah was the father of Shealtiel, Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel, Zerubbabel the father of Abihud, Abihud the father of Eliakim, Eliakim the father of Azor, Azor the father of Zadok, Zadok the father of Akim, Akim the father of Elihud, Elihud the father of Eleazar, Eleazar the father of Matthan, Matthan the father of Jacob, and Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, and Mary was the mother of Jesus who is called the Messiah.


Thus there were fourteen generations in all from Abraham to David, fourteen from David to the exile to Babylon, and fourteen from the exile to the Messiah.

-Matthew 1:1-17

1.  The Gospel is not good , it’s good !

2.  Jesus is at the of .

3. God is working in all things, and , for His .

Thus there were fourteen generations in all from Abraham to David, fourteen from David to the exile to Babylon, and fourteen from the exile to the Messiah.

-Matthew 1:17

Judah the father of Perez and Zerah, whose mother was Tamar…

-Matthew 1:3

We know that God is always at work for the good of everyone who loves him. They are the ones God has chosen for his purpose.

-Romans 8:28

4. The Gospel is for .

David was the father of Solomon, whose mother had been Uriah’s wife…

-Matthew 1:6

5.  Jesus is the ultimate .

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”

-Matthew 11:28-30

LIFE APPLICATION
To discuss during the week with your family or Life Group

 1.  What is the most unexpected thing that has ever happened to you?  Why was it unexpected

2. Gilbert talked about 5 lessons we can learn from Jesus family tree. Which of these 5 were unexpected to you? Why?

3.  How has Jesus origin story impacted how you now view your own family tree and life?

4.  What is your next step as a result of this message?