APPLICATION QUESTIONS: 1. What does the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham tell about the theme of Matthew’s Gospel? How will this help you understand the narratives, discourses, miracles, and parables of the book? 2. Who is noteworthy in the genealogy? Why are they significant? What can be learned about God’s salvation plan from the names listed in Matthew 1:1-17? 3. How can God work generationally? How can you disciple generations to come so that they will know and follow Jesus? 4. Think about your personal background. What do you know about your family heritage? How can you see God at work in the benefits and difficulties of your past?