Christmas According to Joseph, #4
Topic: Sunday Worship Passage: Matthew 2:22–2:23, Proverbs 16:9, John 1:46, Isaiah 11:1, Jeremiah 23:5–23:6, Isaiah 49:6–49:7, Hebrews 5:8–5:10
December 20, 2020 Rev. Thomas M. Cox
A) Joseph’s Emotions:
B) Joseph’s Plan: B______ to Bethlehem? (see vs. 11)
• Proverbs 16:9- “The mind of man plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps.”
C) Divine Intervention
D) Prophecy Fulfilled
➢ See John 1:46— “Can anything G______ come out of Nazareth?”
E) Joseph’s Obedience: He W______________ and W______ ...
❑ He obeyed the angel all F______ times. (see 1:20, 2:13, 19, 22)
❑ He did so A___ the W____, R________ A______,
and with a H________ spirit.
F) Exploring Obedience: From B______ to B____ (See Luke 2:39-52)
1. Did Jesus D____________ His parents?
2. Their E______________:
3. His P______:
4. His O________________:
Matthew 2:22-23 (ESV)
But when he heard that Archelaus was reigning over
Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go
there, and being warned in a dream he withdrew to the
district of Galilee. 23And he went and lived in a city called
Nazareth, that what was spoken by the prophets might be
fulfilled: "He shall be called a Nazarene."
Luke 2:39 And when they had performed everything according to the
Law of the Lord, they returned into Galilee, to their own town of
Nazareth. 40And the Child grew and became strong, filled with
wisdom. And the favor of God was upon Him.
41Now His parents went to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the
Passover. 42And when He was twelve years old, they went up
according to custom. 43And when the feast was ended, as they were
returning, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. His parents did
not know it, 44but supposing Him to be in the group they went a day’s
journey, but then they began to search for Him among their relatives
and acquaintances, 45and when they did not find Him, they returned
to Jerusalem, searching for Him. 46After three days they found Him in
the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking
them questions. 47And all who heard Him were amazed at His
understanding and His answers. 48And when His parents saw Him,
they were astonished. And His mother said to Him, "Son, why have
You treated us so? Behold, Your father and I have been searching for
You in great distress." 49And He said to them, "Why were you looking
for Me? Did you not know that I must be in My Father’s house?"
50And they did not understand the saying that He spoke to them.
51And He went down with them and came to Nazareth and was submissive
to them. And His mother treasured up all these things in her heart.
52And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and