Pilgrim Uniting Church, Adelaide SA
SUN 18-DEC-2016 - 11.00 AM Sermon
Rev Jana Norman
Advent 4 – When Jesus was born, Joseph adopted him into the family line of King David; and it is apparent that the genealogy that Matthew put together was rather more symbolic than genetic. Matthew divided the family history into three groups of 14 generations each; and he included among the ancestors five women involved in sexual scandal of one sort or another. What we have from Matthew is not the unblemished, exclusively patriarchal genealogy of a powerful king. The kingship of Jesus is of a different kind; it turns power upside down and inside out. He is not a Messiah set over people, he is a Messiah among people. He is truly "God with us".
Matthew 1: 18-25

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