Jesus: The Genealogy Of Jesus

The book of Matthew portrays Jesus as the promised Jewish Messiah and the fulfillment of Old Testament hopes and prophesies. For example, Matthew 1:1 states, “This is the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah the son of David, the son Abraham.” From the beginning, Matthew writes to a Jewish audience and clearly states his purpose to depicts Jesus as the King of the Jews. He continues on to describe Jesus’ entire Jewish genealogy, which clearly portrays Jesus as Christ of the Jews. Additionally, in Matthew 27, Jesus stands before Pilate awaiting his trial. In Matthew 27:11, Pilate asks Jesus if He is the King of the Jews. Jesus replied, “You have said so.” Jesus publically announces that He is the promised Messiah of the Jews and reveals that He has …show more content…
His humanity is revealed in many ways throughout the book. For instance, He is the perfect man and Son of God. Luke 2:52 states “And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and Man.” Therefore, He was fully man and fully God. He has the ability to relate to people in their struggles, yet is able to maintain His divine deity over all people. Jesus is the way for the salvation of all mankind. Luke continues to reveal Jesus’ compassion and humanity as He prays. For example, Luke 9:28 that “About eight days after Jesus said this, he took Peter, John, and James with him and went up to the mountain to pray.” Jesus understands the importance of praying with others and humbling Himself to teach others the value of fellowship in praying together. As much as Jesus upholds the worth of community prayer, He also understands the need to pray alone. Luke 5:16 reads “But Jesus withdrew to lonely places and prayed.” Although Jesus is fully God, He maintains intimacy with His father, which illustrates how people on earth must pursue a personal relationship with God. In addition to proving His humanity through prayer, Jesus demonstrates His compassion through reaching the marginalized outcasts of society. For example, Jesus pursued relationships with sinners and people with controversial reputations. Luke 15:1 states, “Now the tax collectors and sinners …show more content…
John reveals Jesus’ divinity that is demonstrated in His benevolence and humanity. Throughout the book, Jesus’ places emphasis on the eternal life that is available to those who believe in Him. For example, in John 4:14, Jesus states that “Indeed the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” Jesus promises believers eternal life with Him and offers it through His Father. Additionally, Jesus’ authority of the Son of God is displayed in John 5:24 when he says “Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.” He presents the hope and promise of everlasting life as a reality and not as a future event. Therefore, the book of John presents the concept of “realized eschatology” when portraying Jesus as the eternal Son of God. For instance, Jesus’ prayer for believers includes “That all of them may be one, Father, just as you are in me and I am in you. May they also be in us so that the world may believe that you have sent me” (John 17:21). Jesus reveals His humanity by compassionately praying for His followers and confirms that God is present in the world. God offers the gift of eternal life through His only son, which is a reality for all believers, not just an anticipated future event. The most prominent verse that exemplifies John’s eternal portrait of Jesus is

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