Christ’s entrance into ministry is presented by Luke in such a way that we are able to see His credentials as the God-Man come to bring salvation to the world. In reading through His human lineage, we are gripped by the fact that all who had lived from the time of Adam likewise died after they had run their brief courses; sin brought death to all. But what is also noteworthy is that Jesus is announced, by the Father Himself and through the presence of the Holy Spirit, as someone new: the beloved Son of God. Pastor Daniel presents the message then that the observer should trust Jesus Christ, for He is the One who can provide you with the righteousness you need. He can do this because, 1) He is the Divine Son of God, and 2) He is the Human Son of God. As such, Christ brings divine righteousness to humans in their sin through His work on the cross. We are in immediate danger without Him; He is the hero we need for our rescue.
Summary by Seth Kempf, Bethany Community Church Staff