1. Why do you like or dislike genealogies? Have you ever studied your genealogy before? If so, what did you find interesting?
2. Skim Luke 3:23-38. Why were genealogies significant for the Israelites? What names were significant in Luke's genealogy?
3. Read this quote by C.S. Lewis: “The humans live in time but our Enemy destines them to eternity. He therefore, I believe, wants them to attend chiefly to two things, to eternity itself, and to that point of time which they call the Present. For the Present is the point at which time touches eternity… Our business is to get them away from the eternal, and from the Present. With this in view, we sometimes tempt a human to live in the Past.” Why are genealogies sometimes a struggle for us?
4. Read Hebrews 12:1, 11:1-2, 13-16, and 39-40. Then read this quote by Shane Claiborne: "What the world needs is people who believe so much in another world that they cannot help but begin enacting it now." How does our future change the way we live today?
5. How is Jesus the linchpin of our genealogies? How does he hold our past, present and future together?