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He Shall Be Called A Nazorean

August 21, 2015 Leave a comment

When Herod died, an angel of the Lord suddenly appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt and said, “Get up, take the child and his mother, and go to the land of Israel, for those who were seeking the child’s life are dead.” Then Joseph got up, took the child and his mother, and went to the land of Israel.But when he heard that Archelaus was ruling over Judea in place of his father Herod, he was afraid to go there. And after being warned in a dream, he went away to the district of Galilee. There he made his home in a town called Nazareth, so that what had been spoken through the prophets might be fulfilled, “He will be called a Nazorean.”

Categories: Egypt, jesus, Joseph, mary, Nazareth

Escape to Egypt

August 19, 2015 Leave a comment

Now after they had left, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, “Get up, take the child and his mother, and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you; for Herod is about to search for the child, to destroy him.”Then Joseph got up, took the child and his mother by night, and went to Egypt,and remained there until the death of Herod. This was to fulfill what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet, “Out of Egypt I have called my son” (vv. 13-15).

Grateful to be blogging again after a three-week absence! On the road to recovery from pneumonia.

Categories: Egypt, herod, jesus, Joseph, mary, matthew

Joseph Reassured, Mary Pregnant

July 24, 2015 Leave a comment

Joseph was reassured by an angel that he should stay with Mary.

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After the Crucifixion

November 8, 2013 Leave a comment

The Centurion—one of the soldiers who performed the execution—saw all this, and he praised God.

Centurion: No doubt, this man must have been innocent.

The crowds of common people who had gathered and watched the whole ordeal through to its conclusion left for their homes, pounding on their own chests in profound grief. And all who knew Jesus personally, including the group of women who had been with Him from the beginning in Galilee, stood at a distance, watching all of these things unfold.

Meanwhile a man named Joseph had been at work. He was a member of the council, a good and fair man, from a Judean town called Arimathea. He had objected to the plans and actions of the council; he was seeking the kingdom of God. He had gone to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. He removed the body from the cross and wrapped it in a shroud made of fine linen. He then laid the body in a cavelike tomb cut from solid rock, a tomb that never had been used before. It was Preparation Day—the day before the holy Sabbath—and it was about to begin at sundown. The women who had accompanied Jesus from the beginning in Galilee now came, took note of where the tomb was and how His body had been prepared, then left to prepare spices and ointments for His proper burial. They ceased their work on the Sabbath so they could rest as the Hebrew Scriptures required (vv. 47-56, The Voice).

Categories: jesus, Joseph, luke

Outline of Luke 23

October 30, 2013 Leave a comment
  1. Jesus is condemned by Pilate
  2. Barabbas is freed
  3. Jesus and two criminals are crucified
  4. Joseph of Arimathea requests Jesus’ body
  5. Jesus is buried



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October 2, 2012 Leave a comment

One of the all-stars of the Old Testament.

So strange that his faith is summed up in verse 22 by his request to have his bones returned to the Promised Land.

Categories: Faith, Hebrews, Joseph

History Review: Part II

Next, Stephen describes the accomplishments of Joseph and introduces Moses (vv. 9-20).

Apostle Lotto

March 25, 2011 Leave a comment

In verses 23-26, we meet Joseph and Matthias, both qualified candidates to take over for Judas.

The believers pray and then essentially flip a coin to pick the new #12.

Who uses chance to pick between two equally valid choices today?

No Grudge

March 12, 2011 Leave a comment

In Genesis 50:15-21, Joseph reassures his brothers that he holds no grudge against them.

Am I able to say the same thing about people who attack me?

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