Jesus and the Father Blessing: Who Is Jesus S1 E10 Notes
Season 1 - Meet The Family
Episode 10 - “Jesus and the Father Blessing”
Pastor Josh McPherson, April 14th, 2019
Text: Luke 3:21-38
All Scripture, Even Genealogies…
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.” - II Timothy 3:16-17
4 Helpful Purposes of Genealogies
1) Genealogies remind us of our HUMANITY
2) Genealogies remind us of our MORTALITY
3) Genealogies remind us our CONNECTIVITY
4) Genealogies remind us of our IDENTITY
“You didn’t arrive on earth in an egg…you were born…to a family…and that family has shaped your life whether you’ve thought about it or not.”
3 Things We Learn About Jesus From His Family Tree
Jesus was adopted (vs. 23)
“Adoption tells the story of the gospel when God adopts us.”
Jesus came from a messed up family (vs.24-38)
“Jesus is willing to connect with messy people. Maybe you come from a messed up, no-name family. Good news…Jesus loves you and is ready and willing to step into your story. Maybe you’re wondering if your family would fit into Christianity …well, check out Jesus’ lineage and I think you’ll find a place to fit.”
Jesus was loved by his Father (vs. 22)
“You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.” - God the Father
6 Kinds of Dads
Abusive Dad…mean, evil, inflicting great harm verbally, physically, & relationally.
Absent Dad…physically gone or emotionally never present.
Apathetic Dad…passive, never really did anything bad, never really did anything good, was just sort of there.
Angry Dad…Anger is never dominate emotion, it’s secondary, reaction to fear, pain, or frustration. So there’s pain in this dad’s life and he’s taking it out on everyone around him.
Achievement Dad…This is the dad who loved you as long as you did good.
-Affectionate…this is my beloved son…emotionally / verbally / physically
-Approving…in whom I am well pleased
What kind of dad did you have? What kind of dad are you? What kind of dad do you want to be?
God the Father
Jesus worked from his identity, not for his identity.
(At this point Jesus hasn’t done a miracle, cast out a demon, or preached a sermon.)
Your identity is to be received, not achieved.
Your identity will change your activity.
When Jesus steps into your lineage, he changes your destiny and story.
You can be a better dad because you’ve been given access to a better dad.
We project on God our earthly father experience, but that is not right. God is not the projection of your earthly father, he’s the perfection of everything your earthly father was not.
When we step into Christ, we step into the blessing of the Father.
What legacy will you leave? (Chain Illustration: you may be the first link a chain or one of many, but will you be the last?)