Joseph: A Call to Protect

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  • Date: Sunday, December 17, 2017
  • Speaker: Pastor Dennis Hilken
  • Series: The CALL of CHRISTMAS
  • Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25, Matthew 2:7-15
  • Tags: worship

God communicates through …

  • His Word
  • Prophets (who speak/write His Word)
  • Messengers in person (God the Son, angels, prophets)
  • Messengers in dreams
  • Any other method He chooses

Warning: God’s written word TRUMPS any “I think”

Joseph – a just man

The Call of Christmas to Joseph – Matthew 1:20-23

20  But 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. 21  She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” 22  All 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).


A Jewish story through a Jewish man to a Jewish audience

A God who would save them
A God who would be with them

(IMMEDIATE) obedience

A formal retraction

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