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(First preached on 25/12/2005)
Text: Matthew 1:18-25
Don’t get confused with OT Joseph and NT Joseph.
Cana of Galilee and Jesus’ cross – Joseph is not mentioned.
So, Joseph might have probably died in Jesus’ adulthood.
1. Righteous Man (v. 19)
Joseph had a right relationship with God.
According to the Law – Mary could have been in trouble.
He had could have even divorced her.
2. Faith (vv. 20-21, 23)
Joseph believed the Word of the LORD.
The righteous shall live by faith.
3. Obedience (v. 24)
Joseph obeyed the Word (commandment of the LORD unconditionally).
Mt. 2:13-14, 15; 2:19-23; Lk. 2:39.
4. He gave up his reputation (vv. 24-25)
Joseph esteemed God more than himself.
Lk. 1:56 – 3 months
5. Joseph gave up his physical needs to fulfill God’s will (v. 25)
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