2020 THEME: TRUTH
SERIES: A Grand Production
TITLE: The Supporting Cast
Scripture: Mt. 1:1-17; Luke 1: 1-25
I. THE MESSY PEOPLE
5 ladies are mentioned in Jesus’ genealogy:
1. (Tamar)- Gen.38
2. (Rahab)- Joshua 2 & 6
3. (Ruth)- Ruth
4. (Bathsheba)- 2 Samuel 11
One word describes this whole scene: (grace).
II. THE “GO BEFORE” PEOPLE
This couple could be “poster people” for a (righteous) couple and a (quiet) God.
The name Zechariah means (the Lord has remembered).
He is told several things:
1) He would have a son and call him John.
2) John was to be different. He would be great before the Lord; he must refrain from wine and strong drink; be filled with the HS from mother’s womb.
3) John’s mission? Turn many of the (children of Israel) to the Lord. He would be the (forerunner) to the One who was to come.
What was Zechariah’s reaction? (Fear)
Next Week: Series: “A Grand Production”
The Unknowns- Luke 2: 8-20; Matthew 2: 1-12