From his beginnings as a humble carpenter to his all-important role as the earthly father of Jesus Christ, Joseph’s place in the   nativity story is sometimes overlooked but contains valuable lessons for all of us.  Using Rev. Dr. Adam Hamilton’s insightful   resource, we will examine Christmas through the eyes of Joseph.  

Absent from much of the biblical narrative, Joseph never spoke a word, but his courageous actions were crucial to the birth of   Christ and God’s salvation plan for humanity. As we walk together on this Advent journey, you will understand how Joseph’s story is much like our own. In life, we encounter circumstances that we would never have chosen for ourselves. At times it can be tempting just to walk away.

Joseph provides us a great example of humbly obeying God, even when we don’t understand, and faithfully moving forward in the strength that God provides. Exchange your doubt for courage this Advent and Christmas season. Learn to accept and glorify God’s will even when circumstances make it difficult to do so.

Each session of this four-week adult study includes a DVD video segment  featuring author and pastor Adam Hamilton.  We will explore:  1)  A Carpenter Named Joseph Engaged to a Virgin Named Mary; 2)  A Dreamer of Dreams;  3)  The Journey to Bethlehem -The Birth of Joseph’s Boy; 4)  The Flight to Egypt.

Purchase your book from Amazon or Cokesbury (approximately $16). Pastor Todd has a few copies available for $16 on a first come, first serve basis. We will meet on Wednesdays, December 1, 8, 15 and 22 at 10:30 AM in the fellowship hall. There will be a Zoom option. Look for sign up sheets at both entrances to the sanctuary beginning November 14.