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When God stepped in                        Matthew 1:17-25

The Incarnation (In-Flesh-Ment) of Immanuel – God with us!

Eternal Son of God                              Eternal Son of God, Son of Man


                                                                Exalted Flesh                        Judge, Ruler

John 1:1-3, 14                                      Phil. 2:5-11                           Dan.7:13-14

                Son of Man (Model life, Savior from sin)                       Matt. 25:31


Jesus had the right lineage to be the Savior                        V. 1-17

Jesus had no problem IDENTIFYING with a sinful family and world, even though He Himself never sinned. He had come to deal with their sins and ours! 

Luke 3:38                     Adam                           Genesis 3:15   

Matthew 1:2               Abraham                     Genesis 22:18

Matthew 1:2               Judah & Tamar           Genesis 49:9-11

Matthew 1:5               Rahab & Ruth              Ruth 4:12

Matthew 1:6               David & Bathsheba     Psalm 89:35-36

Matthew 1:9               Ahaz                            Isa. 7:14, 9:6-7

                                                                        Micah 5:2-5a


The Sin Cleanser is born!                                           V. 18-25

Why was it important that the eternal Son of God be born of a virgin as he became the Son of Man?

It insured He would start life with NO sin nature, making Him a second Adam, fully human but without sin.

Hebrews 4:14-16