Grafted Into Jesus’ Family Tree


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Matthew starts with a genealogy. Something straight out of ancestry.com . A genealogy. A long list of names of Jesus’ grandfathers…and some grandmas mixed in for good measure. Matthew recognized that the Good News of God’s salvation born in Bethlehem to Mary and Joseph didn’t actually begin with them. Nor did it start with the prophets. The story begin much earlier with God’s promise to bless one family that would then in turn bless the whole world. So today, we look at a love story of Ruth, Naomi and Boaz.