74 Jesus forgives a woman who was caught in adultery.75 Jesus teaches in the Temple.76 Jesus sends another seventy-two disciples into the fields of ministry.77 A good Samaritan helping a Jew shows how to love others.78 Jesus heals a man who was born blind.79 The good shepherd cares for his sheep.80 Martha becomes frustrated with her sister’s behavior.
107 Two blind men want to see.108 Mary anoints Jesus with expensive perfume.109 People cheer as Jesus rides into Jerusalem on a donkey.110 Some Greek men want to see Jesus.
2 The ancestry of Jesus is recorded.
Matthew 1:1-17; Luke 3:23-38
Matthew reports Jesus’ ancestry from Abraham, moving forward (Matthew 1:1–17). Why would that approach have been important to the Jews?
Four names are missing from Matthew’s genealogy (Ahaziah, Joash, Amaziah, Jehoiakim). Why do you think those names were left out (Matthew 1:1–17)?
Matthew says there were three groups of fourteen generations (Matthew 1:17), which totals forty-two. Why might fourteen names be important?
Why do you think we have only forty-one names listed by Matthew, one short of the forty-two that are claimed (Matthew 1:17)?
Luke gives a different lineage, which may have traced Jesus ancestry from Mary’s father, Heli, back to Adam (Luke 3:23 – 38). Why might this approach have been important to many believers?
Why was it important to know that Jesus was in the lineage of King David (Isaiah 9:7; Jeremiah 23:5; Romans 1:2–4)?