Summary: A sermon that looks at the obedience of Joseph and how we should attempt to imitate him in our lives.
The Obedience of Joseph!
Portraits of Christmas
He never speaks
Adoniram Judson 1788-1850
The obedience of Joseph
Allow me to set the stage for you
Joseph and Mary talked- Matthew 1:18-20
What will my family think?
Pregnant by the Holy Spirit? Yeah right
God, You want me to what?
Has God ever asked you to do something ridiculous?
What was it?
Maybe forgive someone who has hurt you
Maybe taking a stand against pornography in town
You want me to serve in the nursery
What will people think?
This is ridiculous
Obey, even when it sounds ridiculous!
Joseph relocates his family to Egypt- Matthew 2:13-21
But, I finally learned Egyptian
C. T. Studd- China, India, Africa
“If Jesus Christ is God and died for me, then no sacrifice
can be too great for me to make for Him.”
Bruce Almighty / Jim Carrey / Bruce Nolan
Missed the call
Maybe God did call you overseas and you missed it
Our friends Jon and Amy Ralls
Local orphanage is broke- remember your Christmas bonus!
Obey, even when you have to sacrifice!
God doesn’t stop with Joseph, there’s one more
Raise My Son!
Do you find it difficult to be a parent?
Imagine raising God’s Son on earth
Joseph appears to be doing a great job- Luke 2:41-42
John Maxwell- quote
Evangelize- introduce yourself to the new family in town
Unordained men- Bill McCartney, Bill Bright, D. L. Moody
Has God asked you to do something you don’t have a clue how to do?
Obey, even when you don’t have a clue!
C. T. Studd- quote
Repeat God’s call
When God calls, will you obey like Joseph?
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