Each Sunday during the month of December I am focusing my sermon on one of the different characters of the Christmas nativity. So far we have looked at Gabriel and Mary. This Sunday’s focus will be Joseph, and the title of my sermon will be “Joseph, The Forgotten Character Of Christmas”.
It sometimes seems that the other characters of the nativity have greater roles to play than Joseph, and less attention is given to him. During Christmas plays the spotlight always seems to shine on Gabriel, Mary, Herod, wise men, shepherds or the inn keeper. Have you ever seen a Christmas play where Joseph had a speaking part? See what I mean 🙂
As I have prepared this sermon my appreciation for Joseph has grown. Joseph was presented with a tremendous challenge. It took a very unique and Godly man to play the role of Jesus’ “father”. Jesus was conceived of the Holy Spirit, not Joseph, but who would believe his story?
I invite you and your family to be a part of the worship experience of First Assembly this Sunday. I look forward to sharing this worship time with you!
-Pastor Jeff Carico
Pastor Jeff Carico
Pastor Carico is the Lead Pastor of First Assembly.