Reading, Reflection & Prayer: Tue, 08 Aug – 1 Chronicles 1-4 ~ Genealogy: from Adam to Jesus to me

Reading, Reflection & Prayer

+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen!

Opening(Northumbria Community)

One thing I have asked of the Lord, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life; to behold the beauty of the Lord and to seek Him in His temple.

Praise to You, Lord Jesus Christ, King of endless glory.

Please Read: 1 Chronicles 1-4 (NLT) – click here

Reflection & Prayer

The Ancestry of Jesus from David and Abraham

Matthew 1:1, 16-17 (NLT)This is a record of the ancestors of Jesus the Messiah, a descendant of David and of Abraham…. Jacob was the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary. Mary gave birth to Jesus, who is called the Messiah. All those listed above include fourteen generations from Abraham to David, fourteen from David to the Babylonian exile, and fourteen from the Babylonian exile to the Messiah.
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The Ancestry of Jesus from Abraham and Adam

Luke 3:34, 37-38 (NLT)Abraham was the son of Terah…. Shem was the son of Noah. Noah was the son of Lamech. Lamech was the son of Methuselah. Methuselah was the son of Enoch. Enoch was the son of Jared. Jared was the son of Mahalalel. Mahalalel was the son of Kenan. Kenan was the son of Enosh. Enosh was the son of Seth. Seth was the son of Adam. Adam was the son of God.
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Heavenly Father: Help us to see in these genealogies the unfolding of your plan and purpose ever since creation. A plan and purpose that included me.

From Adam to Noah’s Sons

1 Chronicles 1:1-4 (NLT)The descendants of Adam were Seth, Enosh, Kenan, Mahalalel, Jared, Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech, and Noah.

From Shem (Noah’s Son) to Abraham

1 Chronicles 1:24-27 (NLT)So this is the family line descended from Shem: Arphaxad, Shelah, Eber, Peleg, Reu, Serug, Nahor, Terah, and Abram, later known as Abraham.

From Abraham’s descendants to Israel

1 Chronicles 1:28, 34 (NLT)The sons of Abraham were Isaac and Ishmael…. Abraham was the father of Isaac. The sons of Isaac were Esau and Israel.

Israel’s Twelve Sons

1 Chronicles 2:1-2 (NLT) – The sons of Israel[v] were Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, Dan, Joseph, Benjamin, Naphtali, Gad, and Asher.

From Judah to Hezron

1 Chronicles 2:3-5 (NLT)Judah had three sons from Bathshua, a Canaanite woman. Their names were Er, Onan, and Shelah. But the Lord saw that the oldest son, Er, was a wicked man, so he killed him. Later Judah had twin sons from Tamar, his widowed daughter-in-law. Their names were Perez and Zerah. So Judah had five sons in all.

The sons of Perez were Hezron and Hamul.

From Judah’s Grandson Hezron to David

1 Chronickes 2:9-15 (NLT)The sons of Hezron were Jerahmeel, Ram, and Caleb.

Ram was the father of Amminadab. Amminadab was the father of Nahshon, a leader of Judah. Nahshon was the father of Salmon. Salmon was the father of Boaz. Boaz was the father of Obed. Obed was the father of Jesse.

Jesse’s first son was Eliab, his second was Abinadab, his third was Shimea, his fourth was Nethanel, his fifth was Raddai, his sixth was Ozem, and his seventh was David.
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1 Corinthians 15:45 (NLT)The Scriptures tell us, “The first man, Adam, became a living person.” But the last Adam—that is, Christ—is a life-giving Spirit.

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Romans 5:18 (NLT)Yes, Adam’s one sin brings condemnation for everyone, but Christ’s one act of righteousness brings a right relationship with God and new life for everyone.

Heavenly Father: Thank you for enabling us to trace the lineage of Jesus all the way back to the first man, Adam. Through Adam’s sin, judgement and death were brought into the world; through Jesus’ righteousness, forgiveness and life are offered to all who believe in his name.

You promised to send us Messiah, and you fulfilled that promise in the gift of your Son, Jesus Christ.

Thank you for extending your lineage to this present day through your saints and servants. Thank you for the gift of new life I have received, through faith in Jesus Christ. Thank you for adopting me into your family, for including me as your child.

May that lineage of faith continue to be extended  through my children and grandchildren. I ask this through Jesus Christ my Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

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“And Can It Be” – by Stuart Townend


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Blessing – (Northumbrian Community)

May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you, wherever He may send you. May He guide you through the wilderness, protect you through the storm. May He bring you home rejoicing at the wonders He has shown you. May He bring you home rejoicing once again into our doors.
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+ In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen!



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