Matthew 1:18-21 joseph Accepts Jesus as His Son

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MATTHEW 1:18-21
JOSEPH ACCEPTS JESUS AS HIS SON
 18 This
is how the birth of Jesus the Messiah
came about: His mother Mary was pledged to
be married to Joseph, but before they came
together, she was found to be pregnant
through the Holy Spirit. 19 Because Joseph her
husband was faithful to the law, and yet did
not want to expose her to public disgrace, he
had in mind to divorce her quietly.
MATTHEW 1:18-21
JOSEPH ACCEPTS JESUS AS HIS SON
 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.”
1 TIMOTHY 1:15
15
 Here
is a trustworthy saying
that deserves full acceptance:
Christ Jesus came into the
world to save sinners…
GRACE

a. Heaven is a free gift –
 “The wages of sin is death but the free gift
of God is eternal life.
 b.
It is not earned or deserved.
 Ephesians
2:8 says “For by grace you are
saved through faith, it is a gift from God, not
a result of works so that no one can boast.”
MAN
 a.

 b.
Man is a sinner
Romans 3:23; all have sinned and
fallen short of the glory of God
He cannot save himself
GOD
 a.
God is loving and does not
want any to perish.
“Love came down at Christmas”
 b. But God is also just and he
cannot let sin go unpunished.
JESUS CHRIST

a. Who is he – He is the infinite Godman.
 John
1:1 - The Word Became Flesh
1 In the beginning was the Word, and the
Word was with God, and the Word was God.

b. What did he do? – He died on the
cross for our sins.
He took your place to satisfy
both love and justice!
FAITH
 a.
What it is not – it is not merely
temporal faith; trust Christ for our
temporary things.
 b. What it is…Faith is trusting in
Jesus Christ alone for our
Salvation.
WHAT MUST I DO TO BE SAVED?
 a.
Repent of your sins.
 b. Transfer your trust from trusting
in yourself to trusting in what
Jesus has done for you.
HOSEA 14:1-4
 1 Return,
Israel, to the Lord your God.
Your sins have been your downfall!
2 Take words with you
and return to the Lord.
Say to him:
“Forgive all our sins
and receive us graciously,
that we may offer the fruit of our lips.
HOSEA 14:1-4
 3 Assyria

cannot save us;
we will not mount warhorses.
We will never again say ‘Our gods’
to what our own hands have made,
for in you the fatherless find
compassion.”
4 “I will heal their waywardness
and love them freely,
for my anger has turned away from
them.
Come Home to Christ
this Christmas.

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