Christmas Day 2022 – Christmas Is About A Genealogy

Tony Nuñez

Matthew 1:1

December 25, 2022

Five key prophecies about the genealogy of the Christ of Christmas
I. Eternity Past – 1 Peter 1:20 – Christ, the Foreknown One
(cf. Titus 1:2)

II. c. 4,000+ BC – Genesis 3:15 – Christ, the Promised “Seed” of the Woman

III. c. 2,000 BC – Genesis 12:3 – Christ, the Seed of Abraham
(cf. Gen. 22:18; Gal. 3:13-14, 26-29)

IV. c. 1,865 BC – Genesis 49:10 – Christ, the Ruler from the Tribe of Judah
(cf. Rev. 5:5)

V. c. 990 BC – 2 Samuel 7:16 – Christ, the Ultimate Son of David
(cf. Lk. 1:32-33; Rev. 22:16; 5:1-5)

VI. Our Response (John 3:16; Luke 1:68-73)

Discussion Questions
1) Look up these passages and see how significant God’s covenant promise to David is to the
Messianic hope: Isa. 9:6-7; 16:5; Jer. 23:5-6; 30:9; Matt. 21:1-9, 12-7; 22:42; Lk. 1:69; John
7:42; Acts 13:22-23; Rom. 1:3; 2 Tim. 2:8.
2) How many ways is Matthew 1:1 significant? What does it prove? What does it ground it
in? What does it mean for God’s salvation plan? What does it mean for you?