Title: The Genesis of Jesus
Text: Matthew 1:1-17
Proposition: The genealogy of Jesus shows Him to be God’s promised Savior for all people.
Introduction: Why did Matthew write 17 verses that Christians typically skip over? The whole purpose of his writing to get the Jews to understand that Jesus is the Messiah and the perfect King that they have been looking for. If Matthew is going to make the claim that Jesus is King, he has to establish a royal bloodline as evidence. That is what these 17 verses are all about and why he included them.