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Unlikely Father-Matthew 1:18-25

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Unlikely Father-Matthew 1:18-25

I. Joseph demonstrated grace in a difficult situation. (Matt. 1:18-19).

      • A. They were real people in an unreal predicament.
      • B. He was selfless in a self-centered world.

Result: God honored his response with more guidance. (1:20-23).

II. Joseph demonstrated obedience in an uncertain situation. (Matt. 1:24).

      • A. Understandable fear. (1:20, 22-23; Isa. 7:14).
      • B. Understandable hesitancy.

--he felt inadequate!

God's answer to Joseph an us: Emmanual. (vs. 23).

      • C. Humble response.
      • D. Submissive response. (1:24; Matt. 2:13-14, 19-21).
    • God says to us: "Just Do It!"
      • E. Honorable response. (1:25).

Result: God allowed Joseph to raise the Messiah.

I will humbly trust and obey!

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