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Summary: Why did God choose Joseph to be the foster-father of our Lord Jesus? What were the godly qualities that Joseph possessed? Please take time to give your feedback for this sermon.

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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