Matthew 1:1-25 (3-10-14)
Matthew 1:1 (student read)
Question: What is a genealogy? (Student responses)
Matthew 1:2-16 (teacher read)
Question: Why include the genealogy? (Student responses)
Matthew 1:17 (student read)
Question: How many generations in total from Abraham to Christ? 42
Matthew 1:18-19 (student read)
Question: What do we call it today when someone is pledged to be married? Engaged
Question: Why would he need to “divorce” her when they were only engaged? Student Responses
*In those times, when someone was committed to marry they acted in public as if they were already married. They did not live together or sleep together. They also did not “back out” of an engagement.
Matthew 1:20-21 (student read)
Question: Do not be ___________? Afraid
Question: The baby is from whom? The Holy Spirit
Question: What is the purpose of Jesus? To Save his people from their sin
Matthew 1:22-23 (student read)
Question: This all happened to fulfill what? A prophecy
Matthew 1:24-25 (student read)
Question: Did Joseph obey? (student responses)
Interesting Thoughts and Questions:
1 – It took a lot of courage and faith to marry Mary when Joseph knew the baby wasn’t his. His character was tainted by this. It wasn’t like today where people are often having babies and not being married. This was highly looked down upon.
2 – If God asked you to do something that marred your image and tainted your social standing… What would you do?