2007-12-23 — Reactions To Jesus' Coming Joseph: Perplexed With Thought

Church Year: Advent 4

Date: December 23, 2007

Theme: Reactions to Jesus’ Coming JOSEPH: PERPLEXED WITH THOUGHT

– Matthew 1:18-25

– Pastor: John Hein

Cached Video:

The Order of Worship: Bulletin

Liturgy: TLH, p. 5 ff.

Hymns:

TLH 66 : Hark the Glad Sound! Hymnary.org link
WS 712 : What Child is This Hymnary.org link
TLH 96 : Oh, Rejoice, Ye Christians Loudly Hymnary.org link
TLH 78 : Hail the Day so Rich in Cheer Hymnary.org link

Scripture Readings:

Isaiah 7:10-14
Romans 1:1-7

Theme: Reactions to Jesus’ Coming JOSEPH: PERPLEXED WITH THOUGHT

Matthew 1:18-25

The Birth of Jesus Christ

18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. 19 And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. 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). 24 When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him: he took his wife, 25 but knew her not until she had given birth to a son. And he called his name Jesus. (ESV)