Advent 4a: Readings Isaiah 7:10-16; Romans 1:1-7; Matthew 1:18-25

Sermon Notes

A Righteous Man

What does it look like for Joseph to "do nothing?" What does Joseph *do* in the story?

How do you define "righteousness?" Or, how do you know what is the "right" thing to do in a situation? What are your guiding principals? How might those principals sometimes be in conflict with what God is doing?

Think of something your faith compels you to fix, avoid or condemn. Where might God be present in the opposite of that? How might God work in or through your failure to do those things?