1. Character and kindness provide a context for God’s work.
2. Time to consider can create space for Christ’s clarity.
What is God doing over 10 years in your life and in the world?
What is he doing over 100 years?
-If you are not asking some of those questions, you would hardly be ready to receive such a message from the Lord.
3. In the eternal books, the Lord has a different name for you.
4. The family of Christ is the first example of faith.
5. Where is your faith this Christmas?
Are you lining up your beliefs about the things you do not see with your story or with God’s story??
Every detail provided connects the shocking story to the permanent plan of God’s salvation.
-Son, Jesus, Salvation from sin, Fulfilling prophecy, Virgin conception, Emmanuel
Joseph hears God’s word and acts upon it, and you this year should use his example and do the same.
If you will hear the word of the Lord and act upon it, you will be saved.