Luke 3:23-28 – Now Jesus himself was about thirty years old when he began his ministry. He was the son, so it was thought, of Joseph, the son of …, the son of David, the son of … the son of Abraham, the son of…, the son of Noah, the son of…, the son of…, the son of Adam, the son of God.
Luke continues to deliver an accurate detailed account of the things fulfilled by the life and ministry of our Lord. He tells us that Jesus was about thirty years old when He began His ministry. Thirty has some significance as it seems to be the age when Levites began their service and, when a man was considered mature (Leviticus 4:47). Luke shows to us that Jesus does the right thing, in the right way, at the right time, for the right reason as He fulfills all righteousness. As such, he includes the genealogy of Christ as another indicator of His fulfillment of prophecy and to declare plainly who He is.
It was THOUGHT that Jesus was the son of Joseph. However, Luke has already revealed to us that Joseph was really His stepfather. It appears quite likely that our author traces the lineage of Jesus’ mother Mary back to King David, then to Abraham – making these special connections with Jewish ancestory and identification. He then follows the line back to Noah and Adam – revealing His relationship and identification with every member of the human race. He then goes one step further to declare that the genealogy of Jesus began as the son of God.
John 3:16-18 supports Luke’s final conclusion: "For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's one and only Son.” Jesus is God’s ONE and ONLY SON! He is God’s salvation to all who believe!
- Meet together with at least 1 or 2 other believers to enter the Throne Room of Grace.
- Join our 6:00pm Thursday night prayer team.
- Thank God for the gift of His dearly loved Son. Ponder the offering of so cherished a treasure!
- Pray for the Good News families of the week: Jacquie Compagnoni, Greg Conibear, Juan & Jennifer Davila (Ariana, Angelina, Gabriella).
- Praise God for the gift of Old Testament prophecy that affirms the identity of the Lord Jesus Christ!
- Thank God for salvation through the gift of His precious and sacred Son!
- Praise God that He did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world.
- Attend “In Touch” Prayer meeting at GNCC at 10:30am or join in prayer at that time.
- Pray that those in your sphere of influence may come to truly know and love who Jesus is.
- Pray that others will come to know and believe in the Son of God and receive the gift of eternal life!
Prayer Challenge: Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love. This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. We know that we live in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and he in God. And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. (1 John 4:7-16).