Not many of us here today would say that our life has ended up being at this point exactly where we had in mind. Your life may be on the right trajectory. It may be moving in the right direction. But I have found that no ones life hits 100% of what they had hoped for. It is a reality of life. Things…
The Christmas Dilemma
Joseph. He certainly knew what it was like to have your plans ‘derailed’, didn’t he. Have you ever experienced that in your life? I know I have. It is a natural part of life to make plans, to plot out where you want to go, what you want to do, how you want things to be. Then, we work toward those goals.…
RCL - Advent
Benjamin Snyder • Sermon • • 41 views • 15:14
This advent homily attends to Joseph's perspective of the conception and birth of Jesus. It highlights how messy the Christmas story was when not viewed in hindsight. It raises questions about the slowness and inefficiency of God's salvation. The good news that it proclaims is that God is with us.
I Will Build My Church: Luke & Acts Series
Each Christmas I preach on the birth of Jesus Christ. It seems fitting because Christmas is about Him! There is always this temptation or struggle to somehow make this fresh, amazing, powerful. I’m going to leave that in God’s hands today, ( truth is I should leave it there every time .) Today I want…
A dramatic monologue of Joseph's experience of the birth of Christ focusing on the way he was inconvenienced by God's plan and what that suggests to us as we follow God's plan.
What Child is This?
Rick Page • Sermon • • 20 views
Joseph WCIT What child is this, who laid to rest, On Mary's lap is sleeping? Whom angels greet with anthems sweet, While shepherds watch are keeping? This, this is Christ the King, Whom shepherds guard and angels sing: Haste, haste to bring…
The Cost of Christmas
Aaron Bauer • Issaquah Christian Church • Sermon • • 13 views • 29:43
A lot went into the story that we celebrate at Christmas. As we discover that backstory, we find that God can use our sordid stories as well. In this message, we explore Joseph, the husband of Mary.
The Characters of Christmas - Advent 2019
Joel Gilbert • Sermon • • 8 views • 40:52
Introduction Chad Bockius - an author and coach shared this story: It was the summer before my freshman year of high school. My brother, Derrick, was a few years ahead of me and picked up this crazy sport, called pole vaulting. Before school began, he got me out on the track and taught me. From that…
The Lights of Christmas
Steve • Sermon • • 7 views
Intro Lk 2 Lilly house - it was busy, but the life was gone. Temple - the place where heaven and earth touch. The Temple is where you would go to be near God; to be in his presence. It was busy, but the life was gone. Ichabod Going to see 4 people gather around the true Temple. 2 are old and 2 are young.…
The Christmas Dilemma
David Virr • Sermon • • 7 views • 31:50
The entrance of Jesus into the world changed human history...He also changes and continues to change individual lives. This series looks at five characters within the Christmas narrative who never expected a baby to shale up their lives the way Jesus did. But when Jesus enters the picture...though plans get turned upside down...His plan, God's plan leads t joy, hope and salvation.
Matthew 1:18-25 highlights that obedience as seen through the: 1) The Predicament of Joseph (Matthew 1:18-19), 2) The Point to Joseph (Matthew 1:20-21), 3) The Prophecy for Joseph (Matthew 1:22-23), and 4) The Performance of Joseph (Matthew 1:24-25)
Rick Page • Sermon • • 5 views
Imagine approaching the original Christmas from God’s point of view. The two people chosen for the task of being earthly parents to the Son of God would need to be…unique. Humans, after all, were in need of salvation – from themselves. In other words, all of humanity is a catastrophe, so which sad case gets the job of raising the Messiah? Keep in mind that God knows all things, including the future. So, abusers are out, the couple divorcing in two years would likely not be candidates, mean people…. Well, you get the picture. This Sunday we will look at the man chosen to be father to Jesus, Joseph. His story is one of a uniquely humble man. Be blessed this Christmas season.
A FearLESS Christmas
We live in a world of drama . None of us like drama, but many of us help produce it. Social media has many positive characteristics but can also help to create and sustain drama. We cannot please everyone. We try our hardest but it doesn’t work. I must admit this is a hard lesson I am still learning.…
Rev. Maureen Seow • Elim Church Assembly of God • Sermon • • 4 views
Scriptures: Luke 1:26-38; Matt 1:18-25 1. Mary's Predicaments A. First Predicament (vv.26-29) Greeting from an angel Reaction of Mary: greatly troubled wondering what kind of greeting it might be Assurance from the angel: Don't be afraid. You are highly favoured! The Lord is with you. So do not fear,…
We would love to know more about the early life of Jesus on earth, but God has caused only one story of Jesus’ childhood to be recorded: the time when Joseph and Mary lost Jesus for three days. Imagine that. Every parent knows the terror that we experience when you turn around and discover that your…
I believe in Jesus Christ, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. If you are a Christian, you confess these words from the Apostles’ Creed. Every conception and birth is a miracle, but there is always a human mother and father. In the long history of the world, how…