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 1:18-25Mary 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.