December 6, 2020, Matthew 1:1-6, 16-17, Hebrews 1:1-5, ISSL Reflections, Post 3

You can read again this week’s Scripture passage here,
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%201%3A1-6%2C%2016-17%2C%20Hebrews%201%3A1-5&version=NRSV,CEB

VIII.
Matthew tells us of 52 generations, in his counting, that preceded the coming of Jesus on the scene. Those generations can help us think of the history that preceded Jesus’ birth, ministry, and death. And they take us past the history of the previous generations to the “day” of Jesus.

They give us a context for the life, teaching and way Jesus lived his life.

Every call has a context, it seems to me.

IX.
And a call comes in a specific time to a specific person.

Oh, it may be heard by many people, in a town or in a congregation, but it is heard by a specific person, you or me or the person beside us.

So it has a context and a recipient

X.
A call has content, and that content, it seems to me, requires response/action.

The passage in Hebrews spotlights some of the content of the call on Jesus’ life.

Read over our scriptures for this week and notice, the context, the recipient (or recipients), content, and the response/action asked of the one(s) hearing the call(s)

What do you hear today calling you?

charles
{ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est}


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