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Joseph’s message, Matthew 1:18-25

  • Joseph was hurting and needed encouragement.
  • The Holy Spirit caused Mary’s pregnancy.
  • The child would be: Jesus, Savior, Messiah.

 

The shepherds’ message, Luke 2:8-14

  • The shepherds were unaware of anything special.
  • Calmed their fears and announced the birth of the Savior.
  • The angels told where to find the child.

 

Consider the messages of the Christmas angels.

  • God speaks to the doubtful (Zechariah).
  • God speaks to the faithful (Mary).
  • God speaks to the hurting (Joseph).
  • God speaks to the unaware (shepherds).

 

Live It Out

Where are you today: doubtful, faithful, hurting, unaware, other?

  • Don’t lose hope. God loves you and wants to speak to you.
  • Thank God for the love He showed by coming to earth as Jesus.
  • Be more careful to listen for God speaking this week.