Sermon Notes: A Strange way to Save the World

Sermon Series: MATTHEW: THE KING AND HIS KINGDOM

“A Strange Way to Save the World” FBCW01122014

Link to Audio Message: https://sites.google.com/site/firstwallingford/home/sermons 

MaryJosephDonkey

Matthew 1:18-25
18 This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about: His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit.
19 Because Joseph her husband was A RIGHTEOUS MAN and did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.
20 But after he had considered this, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, “Joseph son of David, DO NOT BE AFRAID to take Mary home as your wife, because what is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit.
21 She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus,
BECAUSE HE WILL SAVE HIS PEOPLE FROM THEIR SINS.”
22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had said through the prophet:
23 “The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel”–which means, “God with us.”
24 When Joseph woke up, HE DID WHAT THE ANGEL OF THE LORD HAD COMMANDED HIM and took Mary home as his wife.
25 But he had no union with her until she gave birth to a son. And he gave him the name Jesus.

 

I. THE GODLY PURITY OF MARY & JOSEPH

II. THE ANGELIC ENCOUNTERS OF MARY & JOSEPH

III. THE UNFALTERING FAITH OF MARY & JOSEPH
IV. THE TOTAL SURRENDER OF MARY & JOSEPH
 
Three Steps to Opening Your Heart to Obedience

1. Do Nothing – Let Him Direct You.

2. Do One Thing – What He Commands You

3. Do Everything – As He Leads You.

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About bigdbentley

MEET DAVE "BIG D" BENTLEY - A MAN OF MANY HATS I wear a lot of hats in the course of my life. I wear the "husband hat" with my wife, Andie, whom I have been married to for 26 years. I wear the "daddy hat" with my children, Danielle and David, and their spouses, Micah and Tracie. I am privileged to don my "Papa hat" with my two gorgeous grand-daughters, Amaria and Jaydan, and my energetic grandson, Jethro. I wear the "pastor hat" with my church congregation in Wallingford, Vermont. I have served churches in West Virginia, Alabama, Florida and Vermont. In December of last year my wife and I accepted the call to serve in Wallingford, Vermont. In addition to this variety of caps, I am a student, attending Liberty University to receive a Masters in Teaching in Elementary Education as well as secondary Language Arts. My hobbies tend to revolve around my family, so they include, camping, traveling, playing board games, and spending time with them. In addition I enjoy reading, rainy days, listening to and playing worship songs, and cooking.

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