Roots: Advent & the Family Story of Jesus

November 27, 2022

Roots: Advent and the Family Story of Jesus

A new branch will grow from a stump of a tree; so a new king will come from the family of Jesse. The Spirit of the Lord will rest upon that king. The Spirit will give him wisdom and understanding, guidance and power. The Spirit will teach him to know and respect the Lord. This king will be glad to obey the Lord. Isaiah 11:1-3a NCV

1) WHY does the New Testament begin with the family story, or genealogy, of Jesus? 

 

2) WHAT does the family story of Jesus teach us? 

 

3) HOW does the family story of Jesus affect our celebration of Advent and Christmas?