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preparing for Sunday

Sunday, Dec 10th, 2017

Rev. Dr. Bob Swickard preaching

As You Prepare for the Weekend:

Ask yourself:

  • Can you think of a time when your life was turned upside down?
  • What were your feelings about life at that time?
  • How was your faith in the midst of it?
  • Read: Matthew 1:18-25

  • Mary and Joseph were “engaged” but the only way out of an engagement in those days was through divorce.
  • How do you think Joseph felt when he learned he was going to marry Mary?
  • How do you think he felt when he learned she was pregnant?
  • Read again vs 19. What does this passage tell you about Joseph’s character?
  • How do you think Joseph felt after being visited by the angel?
  • Read Isaiah 7:14. This was written about 700 years before Mary and Joseph's
  • engagement!
  • What conclusions do you think someone would have made about Isaiah’s prophecy (7:14) 500 years after Isaiah made it? Would it have been the right conclusion?
  • What areas of your life are you in need of being reminded that God has not given up – that God is still working?
  • Invite God into every area of your life that is currently upside down.
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