002: Matthew Series (Matt 1) – Lineage of Jesus
From the outset (Matt 1:1) Matthew claims that Jesus is the promised Messiah, ‘the son of David’. This is seen in His genealogy and by the way in which He was born. The virgin birth (Matt 1:18,20) ‘by the Holy Spirit’ is so central to the Christian faith! This makes Jesus both fully God and fully man at the same time, and therefore He is Jesus (Yeshua or Joshua, ‘the Lord saves’) Christ (Messiah, ‘the Anointed One’)!