Contributed on Dec 2, 2007
Joseph, of the New Testament, encountered a new life when he and Mary became engaged. Little did he realize just what lay ahead for him when he started out on a "simple" journey of marriage.
MATTHEW 1:18-25 DISTRESS DELAYED DELIGHT I. DREAD: A. Disappointing. B. Delays. C. Damages. II. DREAMS: A. Disturbing. B. Dignified. C. Detailed. III. DELIGHTS: A. Dutiful. B. Danced. C. Designated. This is the first of five special Christmas sermons ...read more
Contributed on Dec 9, 2007
After the marraige, Joseph and Mary had to travel ninety miles to pay a Roman tax. Once in Bethlehem, Baby Jesus was born and changed the lives of His earthly parents and all of the world forever.
LUKE 2:1-7 HONORABLE HERO HELPS HEROINE I. HERITAGE: A. Home. B. Honor. C. Hardiness. II. HAPPENSTANCES: A. Hostel. B. Helper. C. Happiness. III. HOSPITALITY: A. Heir. B. Harbingers. C. Honed. If we combine the stories concerning Joseph here in Luke’s ...read more
Contributed on Dec 27, 2007
The Holy Family goes to the Temple for the presentation of Jesus and finds two saints who preach two powerful messages concerning the Baby and the family.
LUKE 2:21-40 OBEDIENT OBSERVER OBSERVES ORTHODOXY I. HIS OBEDIENCE: A. Obligatory. B. Offering. C. Optimism. II. HIS OBSERVATIONS: A. Obsequious B. Occupant. C. Orations. III. HIS ONUSES: A. Obfuscating. B. Ominous. C. Optimistic. I come now to my ...read more