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“Experience and Share God’s Gift of Peace even when your Future is Unclear” Church 12.04.22

Jesus stepfather Joseph was given the great opportunity and the sometimes worrisome task of protecting and providing for Jesus and his mother Mary. Repeatedly an Angel would show up in Joseph’s dreams and tell him to move in a different direction to keep Jesus safe and to place Him right where God wanted Him to be. We read the Christmas story and see how this turned out well, but Joseph and Mary had to be faithful to trust God step by step, with a peace that surpasses understanding, even when their future was unclear. Watch or listen to be encouraged to trust God as He works out his plan in our lives and to experience peace that can only come from true faith in Jesus.

It’s communion Sunday – a great time to recommit your life to pursuing and serving the Lord.

We meet at 10:15am Sundays at 93 Midway Drive in Virginia, MN. Kids and adult Sunday School at 9am.

Sermon Notes

Rockwell Church             Dec 4, 2022           Pastor Chris Teien
“Experience & Share God’s Gift of Peace even when your future is Unclear”

Matt 1:18-25

#1 Joseph was QUALIFIED to be used by God. (Matt 1:16)

#2 Jesus was the EXPECTED Messiah (Matt 1:18)

#3 Joseph RESPONDED to disappointment with grace (Matt 1:19)

#4 Joseph OBEYED the Angel’s directions repeatedly (Matt 1:20-24)

#5 Jesus parents did not have an easy life even though they were faithfully FULFILLING God’s Plan (Matt 2:12-15, 19-23)

#6 Jesus gives his followers PEACE (John 14:27, Isa 9:6, Rom 5:1)

Communion (Lam 3:24-25,40-41; 1 Cor 11:23-26)

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