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Sermon December 10, 2017

GOD CHOSE JOSEPH...An Honorable Husband

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Joseph is often lost in the Christmas story. He’s mainly a silent figure. There are only 17 verses in the Gospels of Matthew and Luke attributed to him. Yet God chose Joseph for the most important job any man would ever have in the history of the world, with the exception of God’s only son. What does the selection of Joseph tell us about God? What did Jesus learn from him and what can we learn from Joseph about ourselves?  Did we learn something about him every time Jesus referred to his heavenly father as “Abba”? This sermon series will explore these questions and more.

December 3, 2017 (1st Sunday of Advent / Holy Communion) 

  • “GOD CHOSE JOSEPH…A Good Carpenter” 
  • Matthew 13:54-56 

December 10, 2017 (2nd Sunday of Advent) 

  • “GOD CHOSE JOSEPH…An Honorable Husband” 
  • Matthew 1:18-19 

December 17, 2017 (3rd Sunday of Advent / Christmas Cantata) 

  • “GOD CHOSE JOSEPH…A Devoted Step-Parent” 
  • Matthew 1:18-21 

December 24, 2017 (4th Sunday of Advent / Christmas Eve AM) 

  • “GOD CHOSE JOSEPH…A Rugged Traveler” 
  • Luke 2:1-5 

December 24, 2017 (Christmas Eve PM / “Bridge Over Troubled Water”) 

  • “GOD CHOSE JOSEPH…A Welcomer of Strangers” 
  • Luke 2:1-7

December 31, 2017 (1st Sunday after Christmas / New Year’s Eve AM) 

  • “GOD CHOSE JOSEPH…An Adapter to Anything” 
  • Matthew 2:13-15