Rev. Sharyl Dixon led the 2021-2022 Women’s Bible Study which met in person at KPC on September 9th, from Noon to 2:00 PM. Pastor Sharyl leads this video recap of the Lesson.
Family stories shape our sense of identity. In ancient times, it was vitally important to know who your family was. Family pro- vided a safety net, and the further back you could list your fam- ily, the wider the net that you could call into action for support in settling disputes or to care for the aging and infirm. In the New Testament, Matthew and Luke are the only Gospels that provide a genealogy for Jesus. Luke’s genealogy goes back from Jesus to Adam and includes only the male line. Matthew works forward from Abraham to Jesus and includes female an- cestors. But looking at the women Matthew chose to list, one wonders why he chose these women, most of whom were “out- siders,” or poor, and not connected to power figures? This is what we want to discover as we study Lesson 1, “Family Trees,” on September 9.