Scandal 1: Unmarried Local Jewish Girl Expecting

December 2, 2012 Speaker: Walter Wood, Jr. Series: Advent: Scandal in the Headlines, Hope for the Heart

Topic: Sermons Scripture: Matthew 1:18–1:25

We begin our Advent series with the first of four so-called 'scandals' surrounding the birth of Christ.  This scandal revolves around Mary's conception of Jesus Christ by means of the Holy Spirit before she and Joseph were married.  Because she was with child before marriage, there would be questions, accusations, and misunderstanding from those outside the people of God, for both Joseph and Mary.  We learn much as we observe how Joseph handles the situation and how God's sovereignty and grace guides him through.

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