Summary: A sermon on the character of Joseph.
THE MAN GOD CHOSE TO RAISE HIS SON
So very little is known about Joseph.
What we do know is a good example to the men of our day.
I. TAXPAYER - Luke 2:1-5
(this automatically puts him in with the "common man")
II. PURE - Matt. 1:18
(even though they were "in love" and espoused to be married)
III. JUST - Matt. 1:19
(a man of OVERALL integrity)
IV. SENSITIVE - Matt. 1:19
(not a word we like to apply to men - but the point is that he did not have to be CRUEL to prove his manhood)
V. LEVEL-HEADED - Matt. 1:20
(did not "react" to situations, but took the time to "think" about what should be done)
VI. SPIRITUAL - Matt. 1:20, 2:13
(a man who was in touch with his God)
VII. OBEDIENT - Matt. 1:24,25; 2:13,14
(a man that obeyed the instructions of his God)