The Birth of the True and Worthy Son of David

Text: Matthew 1
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
Outline: PDF
Date: December 20, 2009

Last week in 2 Samuel 11 we raised the question of what David’s moral failure with Bathsheba has to do with Christ.

The answer is that David’s failure to keep the covenant points to our need of a greater covenant keeping King – Jesus!

This week we are looking at the story of Jesus’ birth as recorded in Matthew 1.

You may ask, what does this have to do with our studies in 2 Samuel?

Matthew begins “The record of the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah the son of David…”

In 1:20 Joseph is addressed by the angel as “son of David”.

Joseph is told that his fiancee’, Mary, will bear a Son who will save his people from their sins.

In other words, he will succeed where David failed.

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