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!


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


Christ's Revelation of the Father

Sermon by Richard T. Ritenbaugh

John 1:1-3 reveals Jesus' pedigree as the Logos (Spokesman), whose function was to declare or reveal the Father. He had existed with His Father from eternity.


The Unsung Hero

Sermonette by Ted E. Bowling

Joseph exemplified the qualities of fairness, kindness, and humility, giving Jesus a solid moral and ethical foundation, coupled with an exemplary work ethic.


John (Part Five)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

John and James were related, but still had to have the Messiah revealed to them. God is involved in the details of our lives as well as the great events in history.


Matthew (Part Two)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh


Matthew (Part Nineteen)

Sermon/Bible Study by John W. Ritenbaugh

The parable of the Dragnet describes the culling process God uses to separate the truly committed from every walk of life from those mildly interested.


A Place of Safety? (Part 2)

Sermon by John W. Ritenbaugh

Many biblical examples, including Jesus, David, and Jacob, all fled for their lives in a prudent common sense move. Discretion is often the best part of valor.


Prove Yourself A Man!

Sermon by Martin G. Collins

Masculine leadership is demonstrated by men who embrace God's commandments, love and protect their wives, and instill a love of God's truth in their children.