1. God keeps His promises - Gen 12:1-3 - 2 Sam 7:12-16 - Jer 29:11-12
2. The humbling reminder that sinful nature runs deep - The perfect bloodline...? - Sinful nature runs deeper than blood. - It takes more than a good example to bring us to God...grace!
3. God value people who are not necessarily valued by others - The women - Tamar, Rahab, Ruth, Bathsheba - Tamar - a scandalous lady - Rahab - the heathen harlot and liar shown grace by God - 'a women of faith' Heb 11:31 - Ruth - the Moabitess - afforded great honour - Bathsheba - the adulteress
Conclusion - God's grace is going to come through Jesus - Matthew shows that God has always shown grace to people