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Matthew 1 - NIV

18 This is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah came about[a] : His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be pregnant through the Holy Spirit.

19 Because Joseph her husband was faithful to the law, and yet[b] did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.

20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.

21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus,[c] because he will save his people from their sins.”

22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet:

23 “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”[d] (which means “God with us”).

24 When Joseph woke up, he did what the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary home as his wife.

25 But he did not consummate their marriage until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.


a. Matthew 1:18 Or The origin of Jesus the Messiah was like this
b. Matthew 1:19 Or was a righteous man and
c. Matthew 1:21 Jesus is the Greek form of Joshua, which means the Lord saves.
d. Matthew 1:23 Isaiah?7:14

Sermons on Matthew 1 More sermons: Matthew 1

Jim Caswell avatar
The Punk In Me
Shared by: Jim Caswell on Nov, 2016
Summary: Under the right circumstances even the best of us will will say no to God and let our "punk within us" take over. Only Jesus can deal with the "punk" in me. God makes a way to deal with our sinful nature through a child at Christmas.
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-21
Views: 109
D Marion Clark avatar
Joseph's Dream
Shared by: D Marion Clark on Oct, 2016
Summary: Joseph and Mary had no say over the name of their first child. He was not named for anyone else, not for what character was hoped for him, but for the purpose for which he was born in the first place.
Series: Advent 2002
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 438
W Pat Cunningham avatar
Listening to Both God and Gods' People
Shared by: W Pat Cunningham on Sep, 2016
Summary: The challenge is to engage the listener, but to do so with the clear goal of bringing them closer to the transcending love of Christ.
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-23
Denomination: Catholic
Views: 100
David Radcliff avatar
Shared by: David Radcliff on Jul, 2016
Summary: I believe it’s a significant thing that even as God chose Mary to be the one who would give birth to the Son of God, that it’s also important God also chose Joseph to be a FATHER to Jesus and to raise Him into manhood. Mary and Joseph were chosen together to be parents.
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 123
Ron Freeman, Evangelist avatar
Father of Another's Son
Shared by: Ron Freeman, Evangelist on Jun, 2016
Summary: To establish that Joseph was the father of another’s son; willing to take upon himself a bride that was with child by another. This is not a lesson defending the virgin birth; but in honor of men like Joseph who became fathers of another’s son!
Pat Damiani avatar
Joseph and Mary – a Story of Love
Shared by: Pat Damiani on May, 2016
Summary: Christmas is the confirmation that your life matters to God and that He loves you more deeply than you will ever know.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 914
David Radcliff avatar
Shared by: David Radcliff on Apr, 2016
Summary: Because of that first Christmas, the child of God is recipient of three great assurances that provide comfort and strength throughout our life.
Scripture: Matthew 1:21-23
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 69
Sean Lester avatar
Quote the verse of Mathew's gospel which tells of Jesus' supernatural birth
Shared by: Sean Lester on Mar, 2016
Summary: This verse inspires faith in the authenticity of Jesus Christ as the son of God.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Matthew 1:23
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 111
Bob Marcaurelle avatar
Salvation's Three Wonderful Blessings
Shared by: Bob Marcaurelle on Mar, 2016
Summary: Sermon one on the doctrine of salvation gives the three blessings of salvation: deliverance from sin's damning penalty (justification); sin's dominating power (regeneration) and sin's defiling presence (glorification).
Tim Smith avatar
Perfect Christmas
Shared by: Tim Smith on Feb, 2016
Summary: But even though we know that life is never that perfect, we get so focused on how everything appears perfect and that bleeds into our lives as we begin to yearn for the perfect life and this time of year, the perfect Christmas.
Series: iWitness
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25
Denomination: Methodist
Views: 304
Bob Marcaurelle avatar
Joseph the Bood Man We Forget
Shared by: Bob Marcaurelle on Jan, 2016
Summary: Sermons on the great texts, scenes and topics found in the Four Gospels
Michael Deutsch avatar
Fear Not - Joseph!
Shared by: Michael Deutsch on Jan, 2016
Summary: An Advent series in which we look at what it means to Fear Not!
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-24
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 139
C. Philip Green avatar
The Coming of Immanuel
Shared by: C. Philip Green on Dec, 2015
Summary: If we want to see God turn our disappointments into dreams come true, like Joseph, we must trust and obey Him.
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 156
Chuck Sligh avatar
Lessons from a Quiet Carpenter
Shared by: Chuck Sligh on Dec, 2015
Summary: In the Christmas story, only Joseph has no speaking part. Angels, Mary, the wise men and shepherds all speak, but Joseph is silent. Yet Joseph’s ACTIONS speak volumes and teach us some wonderful truths. This sermons lists 3 we can learn from Joseph.
Series: Christmas
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 867
J Jeffrey  Smead avatar
A Love That Will Never Stop Shining / Christmas Eve
Shared by: J Jeffrey Smead on Dec, 2015
Summary: Christmas is the living promise that we are never alone. No matter where we are in life, No matter how far we might stray, or how unfaithful we are, God in all his love, will continue to pursue, a love that will never stop shining.
Matthew Kratz avatar
Joseph's Obedience: The Message of Peace
Shared by: Matthew Kratz on Dec, 2015
Summary: 1) The Predicament of Joseph (Matthew 1:18-19), 2) The Point to Joseph (Matthew 1:20-21), 3) The Prophecy for Joseph (Matthew 1:22-23), 4) The Performance of Joseph (Matthew 1:24-25)
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,364
Mark Aarssen avatar
Silent Night
Shared by: Mark Aarssen on Dec, 2015
Summary: On a silent night nearly 2000 years ago the cry of a newborn baby ushered in a new beginning for mankind. A saviour had arrived one who would set us free for all eternity. His cry is the one the whole world longs for but finds so very difficult to hear.
Tom Shepard avatar
A Shocking Idea
Shared by: Tom Shepard on Dec, 2015
Summary: A Christmas sermon focused on the Virgin Birth. The Virgin Birth 1. Opens the Door For My Salvation. 2. Changes My Direction. 3. Requires My Response.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25
Denomination: Independent Bible
Views: 1,503
T.J. Conwell avatar
Joseph is Invited to Accept
Shared by: T.J. Conwell on Dec, 2015
Summary: What Joseph received from God was no different than what we receive as well. He was invited to accept what God was doing and not to push against it. What God invites us to do is the same thing: To accept what He has to offer!
Series: Invitations
Robert Crowder avatar
Shared by: Robert Crowder on Dec, 2015
Summary: Two cousins are given miraculous announcements concerning the birth of their children. Elizabeth and Mary are the focus of this sermon.
Series: Immanuel
Michael Luke avatar
Shared by: Michael Luke on Dec, 2015
Summary: We’re going to look at some lessons on fatherhood from Joseph, Mary’s husband. No, he was not the biological father of Jesus but he certainly lived his life in a way that stands as an excellent model for us as men to follow.
John Gaston avatar
If I Were Planning Christmas...
Shared by: John Gaston on Dec, 2015
Summary: If I had been God and if I were planning Christmas, I would have done things differently. The way the birth of Jesus took place was too risky. How I would have done it?
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-2:16
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 1,151
Kelly Durant avatar
God’s Christmas Gift: Fulfilled Prophecy!
Shared by: Kelly Durant on Dec, 2015
Summary: God's gift to man was the fulfillment of prophecy that a Savior would come. All other gifts compared to this pale.
Troy Borst avatar
Christmas Focus in Matthew: Jesus
Shared by: Troy Borst on Dec, 2015
Summary: Christmas is the celebration of the birth of the most important person ever born. This morning we are going to look at Matthew 1 and focus on one reason why Jesus Christ is the #1 person who has ever lived. We find the truth of it in Matthew 1 which is
Troy Borst avatar
Christmas Focus in Matthew: Joseph
Shared by: Troy Borst on Dec, 2015
Summary: Joseph is a righteous man. Even before he is put into a hard position with a pregnant fiancée he is a righteous man that wants to live his life as God instructs.
Derrick Tuper avatar
Not What You Expected
Shared by: Derrick Tuper on Dec, 2015
Summary: Have you ever gotten something for Christmas that was totally unexpected? It could’ve been a special gift or a visit from someone. There were some things that happened on that first Christmas that were quite unexpected.
Robert Crowder avatar
The Promise of Immanuel
Shared by: Robert Crowder on Dec, 2015
Summary: God gives a great promise of the Messiah to a wicked king of Judah. Within the promise to protect Judah is a prophecy that says; "Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel.
Gregory Alan Dry, Sr. avatar
Christmas: God With Us!
Shared by: Gregory Alan Dry, Sr. on Nov, 2015
Summary: A sermon on the TRUE meaning of Christmas.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,809
Kenneth Sauer avatar
"Christmas Gifts that Won't Break: The Gift of Hope"
Shared by: Kenneth Sauer on Nov, 2015
Summary: A sermon about putting your hope in Christ, despite the temptation to despair.
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-21
Denomination: United Methodist
Views: 748
Ian Humphrey avatar
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: Joseph
Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 154