Gospel Beginnings: Matthew
November 30, 2012 • Matthew 1
The Gospel book of Matthew begins with a genealogy of Jesus' family tree. Why does the writer begin his telling of the Christmas story this way? What message does he want us to understand before he tells us the story of Christ's birth? This Advent season, discover Matthew's purpose, the gospel truths he reveals to us through this long list of names, and what is means for our place in the family of God.