Twenty -Eight Days of Unwrapping Christmas – Day Two, Monday, December 2nd , 2013

This Week’s Theme – Jesus Christ, Our Lord and King

 This Week’s Verse to Remember – Matthew 2:1-2 –Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.”

 

Today’s Devotional Reading and Assignment

 

Please read Matthew 1:1-17

 

Whose Son is Jesus Christ in these verses?

 

How far is His line traced back?

 

 

Do you see any unusual characters in His genealogy? (v.5)

 

 

Please also read Jeremiah 23:5

 

Quote of Day – You can see the grace of God in this list of names. Note the four women mentioned: Tamar (v. 3, see Gen. 38); Rahab (v. 5, see Josh. 2; Heb. 11:31); Ruth (v. 5, see the Book of Ruth); and Bathsheba (v. 6, see 2 Sam. 12). Mary is also mentioned. These women illustrate the grace of God. Tamar was guilty of whoredom, yet God permitted her to be listed in the ancestry of Christ. Rahab was both a harlot and a foreigner. She was saved by her faith. Ruth was a Moabitess; and according to Deut. 23:3–6, she was excluded from the nation of Israel. Bathsheba was partner to David’s awful sin, yet God forgave her and permitted her to be one of Christ’s ancestors through Solomon. “Where sin abounded, grace did much more abound” (Rom. 5:20). – Dr. Warren Wiersbe in Wiersbe’s Expository Outlines of the New Testament

Day One, Sunday, December 1st, 2013

This Week’s Theme – Jesus Christ, Our Lord and King

 

This Week’s Verse to Remember – Matthew 2:1-2 –Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, “Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East and have come to worship Him.”

 

Today’s Devotional Reading and Assignment

 

Please read Psalm 2

 

Who do the kings of the earth set themselves against?

 

 

What is God’s response to this?

 

 

 

What is the Father’s promise to His Son?

 

 

 

What is the advice to the kings of the earth?

 

 

 

Please also read Acts 4:25-30

 

Quote of the Day – “This psalm is normally termed “royal” and has had a long history of messianic interpretation. Although it has no title, it seems to bear the imprint of David’s hand. As such, it fluidly moves from the lesser David through the Davidic dynasty to the Greater David—Jesus Christ.” – Dr. John MacArthur in The MacArthur Study Bible.