377/ Beyond the List: The Geneology of Matthew 1:1-17
In today’s episode, Rachael focuses on the often-overlooked genealogy found in the beginning of Matthew. In a culture where lineage was synonymous with identity, Matthew's genealogy is a treasure trove of symbolism, revealing essential truths about Jesus' heritage and mission. In this episode, we learn how Matthew strategically crafts his genealogy as a bridge connecting the messianic promises to their fulfillment in Jesus. This was pivotal for the Jewish audience, signifying Jesus as the awaited Messiah who would restore Israel.
This episode encourages listeners to reconsider the significance of this genealogy, urging them not to miss the nuances that point to God's restoration plan. Just as God worked through broken lives in the past, He continues to use imperfect people for His perfect plan.
This episode is a companion to Episode 4 of the Hearing Jesus for Kids Podcast: Hearing Jesus for Kids
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Hey friends, welcome to the Hearing Jesus Podcast.
Do you sometimes doubt if you are truly hearing God’s voice or if it’s really your own? Do you wonder how you can know the difference? Do you struggle to feel confident in your relationship with God and what He says in his word? Do you sometimes feel stagnant or like you hit a wall in your spiritual life?
Hey, I’m your host, Rachael Groll: missionary, author, pastor, and life coach. And I have been there. I, too, was doubting God’s voice in my own life. I, too, felt insecure about the things I thought God might be calling me to do. I wanted to make a difference in the world and be obedient to what God was calling me to do, but I wasn’t quite sure how to figure out what exactly that was. I kept telling myself that I was wasting time trying to figure it out or waiting for Him to show me. Or that I wasn’t qualified to do the things I thought He might be telling me to do.
The answer for me was found in the pages of the Bible, as I learned how to understand what it was actually saying. If you are ready to grow in your faith and to step confidently into the calling God has for you, then join me as we dig deep into God’s word so you can learn to live out your faith in your everyday life.
Friend, you are loved, you are cherished, and you are His.
The Hearing Jesus Podcast will encourage and equip you to step into the calling God has for your life, living out your faith in the everyday. Together we will break down walls that keep us from growing spiritually. We will dig deep into our Bibles to understand and connect the Scriptures to our lives. We will boldly obey what God calls us to do, walking through doors that only He can open.
Rachael has served both locally and globally, focusing on evangelism and discipleship, and counts it a privilege to share God’s Word on the podcast every week. Rachael has her undergrad degree in Ministerial Leadership from Southeastern University and is finishing up her MA in Bible Exposition (May 23) at Biola University.
Rachael is the author of She Hears: Learning to Listen to Jesus as well as numerous other titles. She and her husband, Tim live in rural Pennsylvania and have three beautiful daughters. Find more from Rachael at her website SheHears.org.