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          What are your generations like? Where are your ancestors from? Ancestor.com can tell you for $59.95 for a DNA kit. European, Asiatic, Native American, Mediterranean, Middle East. . . The present generation around us is referred to as the Millennial Generation. That would be those people born between 2000 to the present. There are presently, 83.1 million of them. This generation has no experiential knowledge of. . .

The Great Depression - WW2 - Korean War - Vietnam - Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs - Sputniks - Moon Rockets - Dooms-Day Weapons of War - Wax Phonograph Records - 8-Track tapes - Cassettes -Corded phones - Rotary dial telephones - Phone Booths -Standard Shift Automobiles - Cursive writing -

Life without Smart Phones / Apps - Computers - Spreadsheets

Television without cable or Satellites - Awareness or Application of the Bible or it's contents - the need for Jesus Christ in their lives.

          We are the geriatric generation that carries all this knowledge and yet have done poorly about communicating the Gospel to our Millennial Generation. We've labeled and name-called them "Snowflakes." Millennials are the generation of Narcissism and Self-Obsession. A snowflake, according to Urban Dictionary, is “a term used to describe extremist liberals that get offended by every statement and/or belief that doesn’t exactly match their own.”  Snowflakes are yet another generation my geriatric generation has failed miserably to communicate the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

          My sermon this morning is about the generations of Jesus and His challenge to reach out and mentor yet another generation for His Kingdom.                    

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Third Sunday of Advent - December 16, 2018

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Matthew 1:18-25


"Jesus was not afraid to share His generations with us. He actually included us in His family tree. Let us not be afraid to be identified with Him and let this generation know that we are of His Lineage.  Pastor Phil Roland 

16 And Jacob begot Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus who is called Christ.   Matthew 1:16


17 So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations, from David until the captivity in Babylon are fourteen generations, and from the captivity in Babylon until the Christ are fourteen generations. Matt. 1:17

"We who have been sanctified by Jesus, now have the same Father He has.  That is why Jesus is not ashamed to call us brothers."(TLB) Heb. 2:11


GREEK = γένεσις = GE-NE-SESE = "Genesis" "Birth of something, someone"

HEBREW = מָרָא‎  = ROOT, "MA-RAH" = "Mara"  "Sadness/Bitterness"

                                                        "Afflict, as with a whip or branch"


20 But she said to them, "Do not call me Naomi; call me Mara, for the Almighty has

dealt very bitterly with me.     Ruth 1:20


I.  MARY'S GENERATION - Luke 1:31-33
31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His

name JESUS. 32 He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord

God will give Him the throne of His father David. 33 And He will reign over the house of

Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end."

          A. Davidic Lineage - Genesis 17:3,4

                3 Then Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying: 4 "As for Me,            

behold, My covenant is with you, and you shall be a father of many nations.


          B. Mary has no Direct Biblical Genealogy - Romans 1:3,4

                3 concerning His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who was born of the seed of

            David according to the flesh, 4 and declared to be the Son of God with

           power according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead.


            C. Levitic Descent - Luke 1:5; 1:36

                There was in the days of Herod, the king of Judea, a certain priest named

            Zacharias, of the division of Abijah. His wife was of the daughters of Aaron,

            and her name was Elizabeth.    Luke 1:5
            36 Now indeed, Elizabeth your relative has also conceived a son in her old

            age; and this is now the sixth month for her who was called barren. Lk. 1:36





1 The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham:   Matthew 1:1

            A. God's Messianic Promise to David - 2 Samuel 7:12-13

            12 "When your days are fulfilled and you rest with your fathers, I will set up   your seed after you, who will come from your body, and I will establish his

            kingdom. 13 He shall build a house for My name, and I will establish the

            throne of his kingdom forever.   (Messianic Throne)

                        1. Jesus is born 1,000 years after David

                        2. Still, Jesus referred to Himself as the Son of David

                        3. He is in the direct genealogy of David

                        4. His earthly father Joseph was in the Lineage of David, also

          B. Abraham - Genesis 17:1-4

                1 When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to Abram and

said to him, "I am Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless. 2 And I    will

make My covenant between Me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly."

3 Then Abram fell on his face, and God talked with him, saying: 4 "As for Me,

Behold, My covenant is with you, and you shall be a father of many nations.


            C. Jacob - Matt. 1:2

                1 The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of

            Abraham: 2 Abraham begot Isaac, Isaac begot Jacob, and Jacob begot         

            Judah and his brothers.


            D. Reaboam - Matt. 1:7

                7 Solomon begot Rehoboam, Rehoboam begot Abijah, and Abijah begot Asa.


            E. Manasa - Matt. 1:10

            10 Hezekiah begot Manasseh, Manasseh begot Amon, and Amon begot Josiah.


            F.  Rahab - Matt. 1:5; Hebrews 11:31

                5 Salmon begot Boaz by Rahab, Boaz begot Obed by Ruth, Obed begot

              Jesse, 6 and Jesse begot David the king. David the king begot Solomon by

              her who had been the wife of Uriah.


            G.  Tamar - Matt. 1:3; Genesis 38

                3 Judah begot Perez and Zerah by Tamar, Perez begot Hezron, and Hezron

            begot Ram. 4 Ram begot Amminadab, Amminadab begot Nahshon, and

            Nahshon begot Salmon.


            H.  Bathsheba - Matt. 1:6b

                6 and Jesse begot David the king. David the king begot Solomon by her who

            had been the wife of Uriah.  (Bathsheba)


            I.  Ruth - Matt. 1:5

             5 Salmon begot Boaz by Rahab, Boaz begot Obed by Ruth, Obed begot Jesse,





          A.   Summary:

                 1. Fourteen Generation from Abraham to David

                 2. Fourteen Generations from Solomon to Babylon Exile/Jechonia

                 3. Thirteen Generations from Salathiel to Jesus

            B.  We ( You / I ) are the missing "Fourteenth" Generation!

                        1. When you Accept Jesus into your Heart and Life,

                        2. You become one of His Family.

                        4. You become part of the Fourteenth Generation!

            C. Can it be this 14th Generation Jesus Referred to in Matt. 24:32-34?

                32 "Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already

            become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near.

            33 So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near--at the

            doors! 34 Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass

            away till all these things take place.


Four Things Jesus Tells Us About Reaching the Next Generation

1. Jesus came down to others. He didn’t expect others to come up to his      level. 

2. Jesus spoke the language of the culture.

3. Jesus didn’t lecture. He loved.

4. Jesus prepared the way for the church after his departure.

            The servant is not greater than his Lord.

            Jesus prepared the way for US before His Departure.

            Can we do anything LESS for this generation, after our departure?