Joseph, Mary's husband, a Faithful man! (Luke 1:13, Luke 1:28-34, Matthew 13:55, Matthew 7:24-27, John 1:45-46, Matthew 2:23, Isaiah 11:1, Micah 5:2, Matthew 1:18-19, Matthew 1:20-25, Matthew 1:13-15, Luke 2:1-6, Luke 2:41-48)

Jack Graham, 12/07/2016
Part of the Holidays & Observances series, preached at a Midweek Meeting service

Joseph, Mary's husband, a Faithful man!

Dec. 7, 2016 (mid-week) All Scripture from New Living Translation

Luke 1:13

Luke 1:28-34

Joseph was a carpenter!

Matthew 13:55. Jesus learned the carpenter trade from Joseph. Matthew 7:24-27

Joseph was of the linage of David!

Joseph's family belonged to Bethlehem (Remember Samuel going to Bethlehem to visit Jesse and his sons) but he moved to Nazareth. WHY?

1. Nazareth was a "tough" neighborhood. John 1:45-46
2. Jesus was called "the Nazarene." Matthew 2:23 and Isaiah 11:1
3. Mary will deliver Jesus in Bethlehem. Micah 5:2

Joseph was a man of honor and faith!

1. His character and nature. Matthew 1:18-19
2. His obedience to God. Matthew 1:20-25
"I called My Son out of Egypt." Matt. 1:13-15

Joseph took Mary with himself!

1. The birth of the Messiah. Luke 2:1-6
2. Jesus at age 12 in the Temple. Luke 2:41-48

What happen to Joseph!

The last mention of Joseph in scripture was when he Jerusalem with Jesus when He attained the age of 12. It is assume that Joseph was probably older than Mary and perhaps he died before Jesus began His ministry. But scriptures tell us was a kind man and lovely father. No greater compliment can be paid to him (Joseph) or any of us.


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Luke 1:13

13 But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zechariah, for your prayer has been heard, and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John. (ESV)

Luke 1:28-34

28 And he came to her and said, “Greetings, O favored one, the Lord is with you!” 29 But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and tried to discern what sort of greeting this might be. 30 And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.”

34 And Mary said to the angel, “How will this be, since I am a virgin?” (ESV)

Matthew 13:55

55 Is not this the carpenter's son? Is not his mother called Mary? And are not his brothers James and Joseph and Simon and Judas? (ESV)

Matthew 7:24-27

24 “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. 26 And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.” (ESV)

John 1:45-46

45 Philip found Nathanael and said to him, “We have found him of whom Moses in the Law and also the prophets wrote, Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.” 46 Nathanael said to him, “Can anything good come out of Nazareth?” Philip said to him, “Come and see.” (ESV)

Matthew 2:23

23 And he went and lived in a city called Nazareth, that what was spoken by the prophets might be fulfilled: “He shall be called a Nazarene.” (ESV)

Isaiah 11:1

11:1 There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse,
and a branch from his roots shall bear fruit. (ESV)

Micah 5:2

But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah,
who are too little to be among the clans of Judah,
from you shall come forth for me
one who is to be ruler in Israel,
whose coming forth is from of old,
from ancient days. (ESV)

Matthew 1:18-19

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. (ESV)

Matthew 1:20-25

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)

Matthew 1:13-15

13 and Zerubbabel the father of Abiud, and Abiud the father of Eliakim, and Eliakim the father of Azor, 14 and Azor the father of Zadok, and Zadok the father of Achim, and Achim the father of Eliud, 15 and Eliud the father of Eleazar, and Eleazar the father of Matthan, and Matthan the father of Jacob, (ESV)

Luke 2:1-6

2:1 In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. And while they were there, the time came for her to give birth. (ESV)

Luke 2:41-48

41 Now his parents went to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the Passover. 42 And when he was twelve years old, they went up according to custom. 43 And when the feast was ended, as they were returning, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. His parents did not know it, 44 but supposing him to be in the group they went a day's journey, but then they began to search for him among their relatives and acquaintances, 45 and when they did not find him, they returned to Jerusalem, searching for him. 46 After three days they found him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. 47 And all who heard him were amazed at his understanding and his answers. 48 And when his parents saw him, they were astonished. And his mother said to him, “Son, why have you treated us so? Behold, your father and I have been searching for you in great distress.” (ESV)

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