As we looked at the gospel of Matthew we saw Jesus as the King. He is the King of kings and Lord of lords at which every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord… In the gospel of Mark Jesus is a servant to men. In the gospel of Luke He is the Son of man.
Matthew had a genealogy of kings. Mark has no genealogy. Luke has a genealogy of man showing Jesus is human, yet the God/Man. Someone put it this way, “The Son of God became the Son of man; that the sons of men, might become the sons of God”.
My reading today was Mark 15 – 16 and Luke 1 – 12.
In the genealogy of Jesus we find in the beginning of it these words,
“And Jesus Himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli…” Luke 3:23 (KJV)
That same genealogy ends with,
“Which was the son of Enos, which was the son of Seth, which was the son of Adam, which was the son of God.” 3:38
Matthew’s genealogy begins with Abraham, and goes through Joseph and Mary, through David. Luke’s account begins with Jesus and goes backwards all the way to Adam.
My reading this morning took me a little longer than it has, due to the length of the chapters in Luke. Great reading.
Let me leave you with these words from Jesus, the Son of Man,
“Also I say unto you, ‘Whosoever shall confess Me before men, him shall the Son of man also confess before the angels of God: but he that denieth Me before men shall be denied before the angels of God. And whosoever shall speak a word against the Son of Man, it shall be forgiven him: but unto him that blasphemeth against the Holy Ghost it shall not be forgiven.” Luke 12:8-10
-Tim A. Blankenship