Joseph Did You Know

Matthew 1:18-25

Life can be full of surprises, unexpected
Bad examples

  • Pregnancy
  • Laid off
  • Bad marriage
  • Fail your grade
  • Did reach your goals in life a want that is not attained

Good examples

  • Intellect at genius level
  • Get a raise or promotion
  • Musical talent

Joseph Espoused to Mary

  • Mama’s baby daddy’s maybe
  • Caught off guard or blindsided and now staring you in the face
  • Joseph wanted to privately put Mary away when he found she was pregnant and he was not the baby’s father
  • Trust God and what he tells you
  • God spoke to Joseph in a dream
  • Don’t wrestle with what is right – Joseph followed God’s instructions
  • Mary was upright and that helped Joseph because he could see, confirm that she was good and worth it
  • Joseph believed Mary carried the Messiah and covered her and the baby in the womb
  • Joseph listened to the angel and took his family to Egypt
  • Joseph what it meant to be a father by his actions to provide, cover, protect his family
  • All of us can be used by God for something
  • You, like Joseph, have an important role
  • Do you know how important your role is
  • You don’t have to follow God’s word but Joseph did
  • You are not alone when God asks you to do something
  • God is with us
  • The part you play is fulfillment of prophecy… do you know? Do you know what you don’t know
  • Are you willing to be obedient to the those things you now know

Happy Hanukkah

 

1 Cor 6

Light

  • Night is a natural thing to help us understand the Spiritual
  • If light of Jesus not in you you are in darkness
  • Grace… don’t sin that grace abound more
  • 1 Cor 6 believer judges the world… keep righteousness within to judge
  • A believer should not sin because of the light in you
  • Don’t be cool… be a light… not what man says but the truth of God’s word
  • Don’t let somebody tell you who you are… you know who you are because of the light / Jesus inside
  • In UK cannot be foster parent if against homosexuality and transgender an example of darkness around us
  • You are what you eat.. watching TV can erode your light in Christ
  • Stop, leave alone drugs and alcohol and find who you are in God
  • “As such were some of you”
  • The truth of God word makes you free
  • V17 join to the Lord
  • Don’t be bamboozled and not discuss sex, sexuality, and sexual issues
  • The light of God in you makes you different from others
  • The godly may suffer persecution and challenges
  • Rededication

  • Hannukah is rededication because you had been defiled and ask God yo come in to your mind heart
  • Your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit
  • If your have the light help someone else
  • Done believe the lies of the world

The Assembly at Durham Christian Center