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					     “Joseph the Faithful One”
            Mt. 1:18-25
Sights and sounds of Christmas…the manger
Scene & look at some of the characters which
Emerge from the Bible around the birth of our
Lord…Joseph-gets left out**(men-wedding)**
No recorded word that he ever spoke..
Humble, poor man, a carpenter

I-Joseph’s Dilemma (v.18-19)
 A-a love story
  1-devotion
  2-purity
  3-commitment
 B-an incredible story
  1-conviction (v.19)
  2-compassion (v.19)
II-Joseph’s Dream (v.20-23)
  A-the cause of Mary’s conception (v.20)
  B-the character of Mary’s child (v.21-23)
   1-the message of Christmas (sinners- a savior)
   2-“Emmanuel”-( “God with us”)
III-Joseph’s Decision (v.24-25)
  A-decided he would obey the Lord
   1-faith and obedience
  B-decided he would link his life to the Son
                                   Of God (v.25)
Freedom:12-6-00 w.n.

				
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