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It all began with a family pt2

By December 9, 2018No Comments

Every family has a family… 

Family is about promises and commitments that create a COVENANT

Matthew Chapter 1 and Luke chapter 3 gives us a family tree, a line of genealogy for Jesus.  Through that line, God made 5 permanent covenants that all point to the NEW covenant in Jesus Christ 

Jesus was born into a line of promise of God’s covenants

  • people who believed for the impossible, 
  • people who lived with such integrity that they changed the course of history, 
  • people who became the seed of the greater harvest that Jesus would fulfill. 

God made covenants with certain People in the liniage of Jesus  (A covenant takes two parties to happen)

  • Noah; the seed that promised a new beginning for human beings

“7 By faith Noah, when warned about things not yet seen, in holy fear built an ark to save his family. By his faith he condemned the world and became heir of the righteousness that is in keeping with faith.”

Hebrews 11:7

  • Abraham; the seed that setup the resurrection of Jesus, the ‘father of faith’

“By faith Abraham, when God tested him, offered Isaac as a sacrifice. He who had embraced the promises was about to sacrifice his one and only son.”  Hebrews 11:17

  • Moses; the seed of salvation, born when all male babies were killed, bringing God’s people out of bondage

“24 By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. 25 He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. 26 He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward.”

Hebrews 11:24-26

  • Boaz; the seed of redemption, ‘kinsman redeemer’
  • David; the seed of God’s Kingdom, the slayer of the giant 

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