Jesus the Philosopher: Answers for Life
Luke 3:23-38, February 21, 2021
Group Discussion: Who from your ancestors are you most like and who do you most admire? Why?
Read out loud: Luke 3:23-38
What can we learn from Jesus genealogy?
#1. God is faithful to all generations. Read Psalm 90 which is the only Psalm written by Moses. He’s teaching Israel to remember from generation to generation that God is eternally with and available to them continually. Do you have past Christians in your family that were good examples to you? Who do you know that has walked with God and has been a good example to you? How do you want your walk with God to rub off on those around you?
#2. Jesus is from a messed-up family. Are there any perfect families? Be careful with confidentiality, don’t use names! As you were growing up whose house did you enjoy visiting and why? Whose house did you not want to go visit and why? What do you think are the biggest struggles of a family with young children today? How about a family with teens? How about a family with an empty nest?
#3. Jesus was adopted. Do you know anyone who’s adopted children? How about foster children? What kinds of different stresses might they face? Not only was Jesus adopted but we’re also adopted into God’s family when we are born again through our faith in Jesus Christ. What are some of the challenges and stresses do you face being God’s daughter or son?
#4. God only saves us by works. The only person qualified to be in God’s presence is the person who obeys God’s word flawlessly and perfectly, only the person who never sins. Hebrews 4:15 says, “For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who has been tempted in all things as we are,
Family Time: Pick out a couple of the names out of this genealogy and briefly tell the story of their life. Tell your kids that they were Jesus relatives. Pick out a relative, if you have any pictures of them show those, tell the story of the admirable part of their life and why you’re proud to have them as a relative.