TEXT: Matthew 1:1: The Man Christ Jesus was born into a society and culture that put great value on one's family and lineage. Where one came from was more important than where one was at the present moment. In those days, you were considered a nobody if you could not say, "My parents were so-and-so, and my grandparents were so-and-so, and my great grandparents were so-and-so." God help you if you were born to an unmarried woman and did not know who your father was. Who your ancestors were and who you were related to was very important.