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Christmas Devotion Ten - Joseph has a Dream

Read Matthew 1:18-25

JUST THE FACTS
1. Who talked to Joseph in a dream? What did the messenger call Joseph? (v.20)
2. What did the messenger tell Joseph would happen? (v.21)
3. What was Joseph told to name the baby? (v.21)

LET'S TALK
1, How do you think Joseph felt after his dream? have you ever had a dream that made you feel better about a situation?
2. Why is it important that these events took place according to the prophecy in verse 23

WHY THIS MATTERS
God wanted Jesus, his own Son, to have both a father and a mother to care for him and bring his up according to the Law of Moses and the law of the land. God worked everything out to fulfill every detail prophesied by the prophets.

POINTS OF INTEREST
1.19 In Bible times, being betrothed meant the couple was legally promised to each other, but the bride didnt live with the bridegroom. After the wedding ceremony, the bride's family would have a big feast that lasted for six or seven days. Then the bride would go to live in her husband's house.