You may have heard this testimony before: a Christian grows up hearing isolated Bible stories. Later in life, she discovers these various accounts all fit together to proclaim one glorious gospel. She’s delighted to see God’s unfolding revelation in Scripture but wonders why she never saw this before. Parents hoping to make this testimony rare in their homes might find genealogies useful.
It was an evening like most others—our pajama-clad children gathered around and we opened our Bibles for family worship. But this night, our study ran into a Bible genealogy. Should we pass it by, or dig in? After all, if a sermon on a genealogy—preached by a trained pastor—can seem like a “root canal or a trip to the DMV,” then what chance does a mom or dad have to successfully teach these texts to kids? And how can a genealogy help our children anyway?
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