UnknownsNovember 25, 2018

ROYAL BLOODLINE #5
“Unknowns”
Matthew 1:16 / November 25, 2018 
Mike Baker (Normal & Online Campus)

Before Jesus was born…

JOSEPH, THE HUSBAND OF MARY
  • Son of Jacob (v. 16, 20 – “house and lineage of David” - Luke 1:57/2:4)
  • Carpenter (Matthew 13:55)
  • Betrothed (1:18)
  • Just (1:19)
  • Expectation of the Christ
MARY, OF WHOM JESUS WAS BORN
  • Virgin (1:18, Luke 1:27)
  • Betrothed (1:18)
  • “Humble” “God-fearer” (see Luke 1:48&50)
  • Expectation of Christ 
GOD 
  • John 1:1
  • John 3:16

ROYAL BLOODLINE #5
“Unknowns”
Matthew 1:16 / November 25, 2018 
Charlie Welke (Bloomington Campus)

Are we ready for Christmas? (Matthew 1.18ff)
  • It takes ‘unknowns’ to get us ready for Christmas (Matthew 1.16-17)
Blue Collar Nazarenes are a Calculated Risk (Mt 1.16)
  • Unknown Parents/Place are an Asset and Liability (Mt 1-2, Luke 1-3 // Mt 13.53-58; Isaiah 7.14 // John 1.45-46; John 6-7.52; Isa 9.1, 6-7)
  • God says it’s worth the risk to give us Christmas
Seventeen Verses of Genealogy is a Calculated Risk (Mt 1.17)
  • Unknown Verses/Genre are an Asset and Liability (Abraham, Family // David, King // Exile, Messiah)
  • Matthew thought it was worth the risk to prepare us for Christmas
Are we ready for the Baby? (Matthew 1.18ff)