Matthew (This book seems to have been written for new believers)
What does the Text say? - Jesus Christ's genealogy in the royal line of David, showing Jesus Christ is descended from Abraham, through king David's royal line to Joseph, Jesus' legal father; His conception and Joseph's reaction to Mary's pregnancy.
Application? - I may not be proud of everyone in my family tree but none of them can prevent me from being accepted by God, and serving Him.
Quote ;- (David Pawson) ''Matthew is keen for readers to understand that the prophets spoke of the birth to a virgin, the slaughter of the innocents, the flight into Egypt, and the return to Galilee. The phrase 'that it might be fulfilled, which was spoken by the prophets' occurs 13 times . . . where Matthew quotes Micah, Hosea, Jeremiah, and Isaiah.''