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Joseph

John White continues our Advent and Christmas series talking about "Joseph & the Saviour of his people", Matthew 1:18-25.

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Joseph

  1. 1. Joseph and the Saviour of his people
  2. 2. Quoted in the Bible • Mary – Most words (Luke)
  3. 3. Quoted in the Bible • Mary – Most words (Luke) • Zechariah – maybe more than Mary? (Luke)
  4. 4. Quoted in the Bible • Mary – Most words (Luke) • Zechariah – maybe more than Mary? (Luke) • Simeon – less that Zechariah and Mary but still loads (Luke)
  5. 5. Quoted in the Bible • Mary – Most words (Luke) • Zechariah – maybe more than Mary? (Luke) • Simeon – less that Zechariah and Mary but still loads (Luke) • Wise Men – 30 words (Matthew)
  6. 6. Quoted in the Bible • Mary – Most words (Luke) • Zechariah – maybe more than Mary? (Luke) • Simeon – less that Zechariah and Mary but still loads (Luke) • Wise Men – 30 words (Matthew) • Shepherds – 18 words (Luke)
  7. 7. Quoted in the Bible • Mary – most words? (Luke) • Zechariah – maybe more than Mary? (Luke) • Simeon – less that Zechariah and Mary but still loads (Luke) • Wise Men – 30 words (Matthew) • Shepherds – 18 words (Luke) • Joseph – 0 words
  8. 8. As it happened • Mary is betrothed to Joseph • She becomes pregnant through the power of the Holy Spirit • Joseph hears that Mary Is pregnant and decides to divorce her quietly • While he considers this an angel appears to him in a dream • Angel tells him what has happened and what he should do • Joseph does what angel says
  9. 9. Two important names vs 21 Jesus - for he will save his people. vs 22 & 23 Immanuel - God with us
  10. 10. Joseph faithful to the Law Just & righteous man Possible ideas of justice besides the Law • Abraham & Isaac • Mary • Suffering servant in Isaiah – 4 songs
  11. 11. A different type of Justice Isaiah 42 vs 3 (Talking about the Suffering Servant) “a bruised reed he will not break, and a dimly burning wick he will not quench; he will faithfully bring forth justice.” Reeds – Damaged, of no use Wick – dimly burning, needs to be put out
  12. 12. But after he had considered this … Luke 4 vs 28 – All the people in the synagogue were furious when they heard this Considered - at least very upset?
  13. 13. Joseph • Understood prophetic justice • Was brave and bold – took Mary as his wife immediately • Took her with him to register to keep her safe • He made difficult choices that changed his life forever

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