A Prayer Prompted by the Genealogy in Matthew 1

Heavenly Father,

We thank you that you did not send Jesus only to the prominent and lovable people of this world or for their sake only.  Thank you that our Savior has the variety of people that he has in his family line. We see the lost, the lonely, the unloved and the despised there giving his genealogy a fair representation of the human race.  The adulterer and immigrant are found alongside the kings and counselors.  In some cases they are the same people.  

You knew who we were and what kind of Savior we needed.  Therefore, you sent us Jesus Christ, your unique, your only-begotten Son, in a way and to a people that would require him to identify with us in all of our sin and shame.  Thank you furthermore for the cross and resurrection of Jesus Christ.  It through him and because of his work that we live.

Amen

Matthew 1 Verse by Verse

Matt photoIn this first chapter Matthew give us some foundational material regarding Jesus Christ the son of David, son of Abraham, our Savior.

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Matthew 01.mp3

A Shared Eternity: The New Heaven, New Earth and New Jerusalem – Revelation 21-22

Unity, Diversity and Our Identity in Christdiversity
Part 14 of 14

The Bible ends with a movie-trailer glimpse of eternity.  We get only enough information to make us want to experience it for ourselves.

A Shared Eternity Revelation 21-22.pdf                   

A Shared Eternity Revelation 21-22.mp3

 

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A Shared Expectation: The Nations in Prophecy – Isaiah-Malachi

Unity, Diversity and Our Identity in Christdiversity
Part 7 of 14

The prophets of Israel and Judah spoke mainly to and about Israel and Judah, but not only.  They also spoke of the nations – even to us.

A Shared Expectation Isa – Mal.pdf 

A Shared Expectation Isa – Mal.mp3

 

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A Shared Songbook: Christ in the Psalms – Psalms 2, 16, 22, 110 & 118

Unity, Diversity and Our Identity in Christdiversity
Part 6 of 14

David composed many of the Psalms.  In them we see numerous references to the coming King.

A Shared Songbook Psalms.pdf 

A Shared Songbook Psalms.mp3

 

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(Eternal) Life – 1 John 5

Apostle John(Eternal) Life     1 John 5

The Christian life gives us more than one thing that needs our attention. They are all related and none can be ignored.

1 John 5.pdf     

1 John 5.mp3

 

 

Unity Deep and Deliberate – Ephesians 4:1-16

ephesus-grand-theatre - from Ephesus BreezeUnity Deep and Deliberate
Ephesians 4:1-16

A church’s unity grows out of the unity of the Father,  the Son and the Spirit.  Let’s not allow what God has united to separate.

 

Ephesians 4.01-16.pdf        Ephesians 4.01-16.mp3