Sunday, December 23, 2018. First Baptist Church, Burlington, Kansas. Pastor Jay Hale. Matthew Chapter 1 gives the lineage of Jesus. It consists of men we know much about, men we know a little about, and men we know nothing about other than their name. Even though these men were not perfect, God chose them to accomplish His purpose, to provide a way to redeem all men through His only Son, Jesus Christ. In Joseph and Mary were willing to allow God to use them for an important task. We need to follow that example by allowing God to use us for the important task of spreading the Gospel to the lost.