Why Does Jesus Have Two Different Genealogies (Matthew 1:1-16; Luke 3:23-38)?

Bible Questions & Answers

The genealogy in Matthew 1 is that of Joseph, Mary's husband, recorded for legal purposes. The genealogy in Luke 3 is Mary's, showing the royal line.


Jesus Disqualified?

'Ready Answer' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Some say Christ cannot be the Messiah because of His genealogy. Here is why this argument is fallacious and why Jesus IS our Savior!


Hananiah's Error

'Prophecy Watch' by David C. Grabbe

Hananiah made a significant mistake: prophesying good when God had called for destruction. While God's will is for good, the timing makes all the difference.


Esther (Part One)

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

In post-exilic times in Persia, God used concealed Jews (exampled by Mordecai and Esther) to ascend to levels of prominence on behalf of their people.


Christ's Female Ancestors

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Luke records four female ancestors of Christ: Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, and Bathsheba. Three out of the four were Gentiles and 3/4 also had glaring sexual problems


The Doctrine of Israel (Part Five): A Remnant of Judah

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Despite her former relationship with God, absolutely no nation could ever out-sin Judah, even though God had given her multiple warnings to repent.


Why Israel? (Part Two)

'Prophecy Watch' by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Israel failed to keep the covenant with God. However, God withheld one necessary, spiritual ingredient—the key dimension that makes the New Covenant work.


Three Missing Kings (Part One)

'Personal' from John W. Ritenbaugh

Jesus Christ's genealogy in Matthew's gospel leaves out three kings. But which ones are excluded, and what does their absence teach us?


The Book of Daniel (Part Four)

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Sin, the real opiate of the people, makes us oblivious to danger, giving us a debased and reprobate mind. It is not static, but leads to destruction.


Esther (Part Two)

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

Just as Mordecai conceals Esther, God conceals His people in secret places under the shadow of His wings, in the sanctuary—the fellowship of the church.


Chronicles: Answered Prayer

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

The thesis of Chronicles seems to be that when God's people seek Him in repentance and humility, God comes to their aid; if not, they fail.