Christmas According to Joseph, #1
Topic: Sunday Worship Passage: Matthew 1:18–1:25, Proverbs 16:9, Isaiah 7:14, Proverbs 19:21
November 29, 2020 Rev. Thomas M. Cox
Christmas according to Joseph
A) Joseph’s E______________
B) Joseph’s P______
❖ “Put her away Q________ly...”
❖ Proverbs 16:9- “The mind of man plans his way, but the Lord
D____________ his steps.”
C) Divine Intervention
D) Prophecy Fulfilled
➢ Isaiah 7:14
➢ see Proverbs 19:21
E) Joseph’s O________________
❑ He M_____________ Mary.
❑ He exercised self-C____________.
❑ He named his son J________.
Matthew 1:18-25 (ESV)
Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his
mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came
together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit.
19And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put
her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. 20But as he
considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to
him in a dream, saying, "Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take
Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the
Holy Spirit. 21She will bear a son, and you shall call His name
Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins." 22All this took
place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet:
23"Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
and they shall call his name Immanuel"
(which means, God with us). 24When Joseph woke from sleep, he
did as the angel of the Lord commanded him: he took his wife,
25but knew her not until she had given birth to a son. And he
called His name Jesus.
Proverbs 1921 Many are the plans in the mind of a man,
but it is the purpose of the LORD that will stand.