Matthew 1 Outline
– An account of the ancestors of Jesus (Matthew1:1-17)
– Jesus reincarnated into human through the virgin Mary (Matthew 1:18-25)
Matthew 1 Bible Study
Matthew 1:1-17 is the genealogy of Jesus Christ. There are 14 generations from Abraham to David and 14 generations from David to Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ came from the family line of King David. The ancestors of King David are Jesse, Obed and Boaz. Boaz is the son of Rahab. Rahab is the prostitute that helped the spies to escape from the soldiers when Moses sent them to find out more information about Jericho. Obed is the son of Ruth, the daughter in law of Naomi.
In Matthew 1:18-25, Jesus Christ was born through a virgin called Mary. The Holy Spirit caused Mary to be conceived with Jesus Christ so that he can be reincarnated into a human and die on the cross for the sins of the whole world. When Joseph found out that Mary was conceived, he wanted to cancel the wedding quietly but an angel appeared to him in a dream and told him that the baby was conceived through the Holy Spirit. The angel told Joseph to name the baby Jesus after he is born. Joseph did what the angel said and married her. This fulfills the prophecy in Isaiah 7:14 that the virgin will conceive a child and give birth to a son called Immanuel. Joseph was obedient to God. He did hesitate and did what the angel told him to do. We should be like Joseph and be obedient towards God’s calling.
Immanuel means God is with us. Joseph did not slept together with Mary until she gives birth. In the Hebrew language, the name of Jesus means the Lord saves. Jesus Christ is the reincarnation of God in flesh that dwell among mankind. Jesus came to earth so that he can become an atonement for our sins. The death of Jesus set up the new covenant. Through the new covenant, anyone who places their faith in Jesus can inherit eternal life. If you believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross and rose from the dead on the third day, you can inherit eternal life. Although the new covenant has come into effect, the laws in the Old Testament are not abolished. Many people claim that there is no need to follow the commandments in the Old Testament because the new covenant is in effect.