The Messy Lineage of Jesus

It’s kind of like reading an old phone book. Matthew and Luke give us long lists of names connected to Jesus’ family tree. Most of the names are unknown to us and to history. And of those we do know about, most are not the kinds of people you’d invite to Christmas dinner. Jesus’ family tree is filled radically broken people you’d rather avoid – and that’s good news for you and me!

Big Idea: There is a place for you in the family of God.