You are the church, and Lifeway is here to serve you with biblical resources for everything life has in store for you. Each biblical genealogy is a testament to God's interest in history, heritage, and the development of events on Earth. He did not “come up with this idea as a response to Adam and Eve's first sin, but he had already decided to do it beforehand. These images come from Revelation 21, which gives us the largest picture of heaven in the entire Bible.
These records of the faithful works of God's people on Earth are likely to be read periodically over the centuries. Married to Sarah and father of five children and one daughter, I am a pastor at Brookdale Baptist Church in Moorhead, MN and enjoy helping people learn and live the Bible. Behind every support specialist, Bible study editor, graphic designer, and accountant is a Sunday School teacher, children's volunteers, or small group leaders. I would like to share an answer given by a Bible teacher of another generation, a man named William Pettingill.