1. Matthew makes it abundantly clear that Joseph lacked one thing: Control. He may have been the titular head of his emerging household, but he was clearly not in charge. God was, as God always is.
  2. John the Baptist’s question in our text offers you an opportunity to help your congregation take seriously the doubts experienced by those who live by faith.
  3. The Lord is coming, that much is certain. He is coming to reign, not only over the heavens, but also over the members of your congregation.
  4. Jesus came to His own people to bridge the rift which exists between humankind and God.
  5. God commands we serve only Him. We serve Him with all we have and all we are, including the 90% of our income which does not go in the plates. What does it look like to serve God above money?

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