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Alright. Why did God choose Joseph? I mean really God could have chosen anyone. He chooses Joseph. We are gonna look at 2 things, his character and his faith. I’m gonna read to you the Christmas story as it is told to you in Mathew chapter 1. Now this is how Jesus the Messiah was born. His mother Mary was in engaged to be married to Joseph. But before the marriage took place, while she was still a virgin she become pregnant through the power of the Holy Spirit. Joseph her fiancé was a good man and did not want to disgrace her publicly. So he decided to break the engagement quietly and he considered the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream. “Joseph son of David” the angel said, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife, for the child in her was conceived by the Holy Spirit. And she will have a son. And you are to name him Jesus for he will save his people from their sins. All of this occurred to fulfill the lord’s message through the prophet. Look the virgin will conceive a child and she will give birth to a son. And they will call him Emanuel which means God is with us.” When Joseph woke up he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him. And he took Mary as his wife but he did not have sexual relations with her until after her son was born. And Joseph named him Jesus.
Two things that we see in Joseph. First of all we see his character and then we see his face. There is two things that we don’t know a lot about Joseph interesting enough. But if you go any place in the world and ask, you can go to a village on a dirt path, one of the greatest cities in the world, people will know. Its Mary and Joseph they are the Christmas couple. The earthly father of Jesus. People will know. But we don’t know much about him. We know he was a carpenter. People guess that she is about 18,19, or 20 years old when he is getting engaged to Mary. And we also know that by the time Jesus is 30 Joseph is dead. And so we d ...
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