E Church 09.28.2019 Wade Burleson: The Genealogy of the Messiah

Fall by the Lake

Prayer to God the Holy Trinity — St Basil the Great (330–379 AD) link

As I rise from sleep I thank You, O Holy Trinity,
for through Your great goodness and patience You were not angered with me,
an idler and sinner, nor have You destroyed me in my sins,
but have shown Your usual love for men, and when I was prostrate in despair,
You raised me to keep the morning watch and to glorify Your power.
And now enlighten my mind’s eye and open my mouth to study Your words
and understand Your commandments and do Your will
and sing to You in heartfelt adoration and praise
Your Most Holy Name of Father, Son and Holy Spirit, now and ever, and to the ages of ages.

Prayer to God the Father — St Clement of Rome (1st century -101 AD) link

We beseech You, Master, to be our helper and protector.
Save the afflicted among us; have mercy on the lowly;
Raise up the fallen; appear to the needy; heal the ungodly;
Restore the wanderers of Your people;
Feed the hungry; ransom our prisoners;
Raise up the sick; comfort the faint-hearted.

Prayer to God the Father — St Ambrose of Milan (337–397 AD) link

O Lord, who has mercy upon all, take away from me my sins,
and mercifully kindle in me the fire of Your Holy Spirit.
Take away from me the heart of stone,
and give me a heart of flesh,
a heart to love and adore You,
a heart to delight in You,
to follow and to enjoy You,
for Christ’s sake.

The Genealogy of Jesus: Matthew 1-17 NIV

This is the genealogy[a] of Jesus the Messiah[b] the son of David, the son of Abraham:
2 Abraham was the father of Isaac,
Isaac the father of Jacob,Jacob the father of Judah and his brothers,3
Judah the father of Perez and Zerah, whose mother was Tamar,
Perez the father of Hezron,
Hezron the father of Ram,
4 Ram the father of Amminadab,
Amminadab the father of Nahshon,
Nahshon the father of Salmon,
5 Salmon the father of Boaz, whose mother was Rahab,
Boaz the father of Obed, whose mother was Ruth,
Obed the father of Jesse,
6 and Jesse the father of King David.
David was the father of Solomon, whose mother had been Uriah’s wife,
7 Solomon the father of Rehoboam,
Rehoboam the father of Abijah,
Abijah the father of Asa,
8 Asa the father of Jehoshaphat,
Jehoshaphat the father of Jehoram,
Jehoram the father of Uzziah,
9 Uzziah the father of Jotham,
Jotham the father of Ahaz,
Ahaz the father of Hezekiah,
10 Hezekiah the father of Manasseh,
Manasseh the father of Amon,
Amon the father of Josiah,
11 and Josiah the father of Jeconiah[c] and his brothers at the time of the exile to Babylon.
12 After the exile to Babylon:
Jeconiah was the father of Shealtiel,
Shealtiel the father of Zerubbabel,
13 Zerubbabel the father of Abihud,
Abihud the father of Eliakim,
Eliakim the father of Azor,
14 Azor the father of Zadok,
Zadok the father of Akim,
Akim the father of Elihud,
15 Elihud the father of Eleazar,
Eleazar the father of Matthan,
Matthan the father of Jacob,
16 and Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, and Mary was the mother of Jesus who is called the Messiah.
17 Thus there were fourteen generations in all from Abraham to David, fourteen from David to the exile to Babylon, and fourteen from the exile to the Messiah.

Traditional Gaelic blessing

May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face;
the rains fall soft upon your fields and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.


E Church 09.28.2019 Wade Burleson: The Genealogy of the Messiah — 4 Comments

  1. Fascinating stuff Wade.
    The back stories in the genealogies are anything but boring.
    They are of real people who had real lives.
    No other holy book on the planet can even come close.
    In no other holy book does God himself take part in us and what we are.

  2. Muff Potter,


    The title of the message is boring. The content of the message is brilliant. I take ownership to the former, but credit must be given to Matthew and the gospel writers for the latter.

    I can’t remember a time I’ve more enjoyed preparing and delivering a message like this one.