Summary: Why did God choose Joseph to be the foster-father of our Lord Jesus? What were the godly qualities that Joseph possessed? I would be delighted if you could rate this sermon and give a brief feedback.

Lessons from Joseph (NT)

(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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