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Why does Jesus’ Family Tree Matter?
Nov 17, 2022 · Scott Hoezee
The Gospel of Matthew begins with a long list of names that can be tempting to skip in order to get to the Christmas story, but this record of Jesus' family tree matters. The gospel writer uses Jesus’ genealogy to establish Jesus Christ as the Messiah and to establish the theme he will carry through the rest of his gospel: no matter your background, you belong in God’s family.