From Pastor Perry

05/04/2013 Luke 3:23-38

Luke 3:23–38 (ESV)
The Genealogy of Jesus Christ
23 Jesus, when he began his ministry, was about thirty years of age, being the son (as was supposed) of Joseph, the son of Heli, 24 the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, the son of Melchi, the son of Jannai, the son of Joseph, 25 the son of Mattathias, the son of Amos, the son of Nahum, the son of Esli, the son of Naggai, 26 the son of Maath, the son of Mattathias, the son of Semein, the son of Josech, the son of Joda, 27 the son of Joanan, the son of Rhesa, the son of Zerubbabel, the son of Shealtiel, the son of Neri, 28 the son of Melchi, the son of Addi, the son of Cosam, the son of Elmadam, the son of Er, 29 the son of Joshua, the son of Eliezer, the son of Jorim, the son of Matthat, the son of Levi, 30 the son of Simeon, the son of Judah, the son of Joseph, the son of Jonam, the son of Eliakim, 31 the son of Melea, the son of Menna, the son of Mattatha, the son of Nathan, the son of David, 32 the son of Jesse, the son of Obed, the son of Boaz, the son of Sala, the son of Nahshon, 33 the son of Amminadab, the son of Admin, the son of Arni, the son of Hezron, the son of Perez, the son of Judah, 34 the son of Jacob, the son of Isaac, the son of Abraham, the son of Terah, the son of Nahor, 35 the son of Serug, the son of Reu, the son of Peleg, the son of Eber, the son of Shelah, 36 the son of Cainan, the son of Arphaxad, the son of Shem, the son of Noah, the son of Lamech, 37 the son of Methuselah, the son of Enoch, the son of Jared, the son of Mahalaleel, the son of Cainan, 38 the son of Enos, the son of Seth, the son of Adam, the son of God.

I know what you are thinking, b-o-r-i-n-g!!!  What is there to say?  I’ll ask you a question, did you read all of it... or did you skip some of it?  Just asking! <grin>   Actually... there are a lot of  interesting things in this long list of names.  For one thing, there are two genealogies of Jesus in the Bible... this one and the one in Matthew.  What’s even more interesting is they DO NO MATCH!  They are completely different.  You would never know this without comparing the two genealogies.  If you didn’t know this, I bet you are wide eyed now... and confused!  What gives?  How can the two genealogies be different.   Well, one of the genealogies is tracing through Mary’s blood line since she is his mother (and God is the Father) and the other genealogy is more of a legal genealogy tracing through Joseph... who is not Jesus father, but is the legal genealogy through Mary and Joseph.  Another difference is that Luke’s travel’s backward all the way to Adam and Eve while Matthew’s begins at Abraham and tracks forward.  As a genealogist myself, I find this interesting.  What also is interesting is whether you use Jesus real genealogy or the legal genealogy... Jesus is from the house of David!  It is also Luke who mentions that Jesus was about thirty years of age when he began his ministry.  I’ll try not to bore you anymore with this reading that actually is quite interesting.  I pray: O Lord, your son’s ministry began at the age of 30 and I look at all that He has accomplished.  I’m 50 and I hang my head low, because I have been a Christian all my life... and wish I could be bolder, braver, and a better proclaimer.  Forgive me for my sins, forgive me for wasting opportunities, forgive me and help me to do better.  I want to serve you.  Mold me and make me to live according to your will.  Amen.

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