Son of David

An account of the genealogy of Jesus the Messiah, the son of David, the son of Abraham. (Matthew 1:1, NRSV) Why does this matter? Or maybe a better question is how many generations can you trace your lineage back? We need to know that Jesus is of the line of David and of Abraham. ItContinue reading “Son of David”

Shout it out

They came to Jericho. As he and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the roadside. When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” Many sternly orderedContinue reading “Shout it out”

What’s in a name?

As soon as it was morning, the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council. They bound Jesus, led him away, and handed him over to Pilate. Pilate asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” He answered him, “You say so.” Then the chief priests accused himContinue reading “What’s in a name?”