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An Angel visits Joseph

The Christmas story: An angel visits Joseph.
Contributed by LUMO project
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When Joseph found out his future wife was expecting a baby, he wondered what to do. – Slide 1
He was a man who obeyed God and kept his laws ... – Slide 2
... but he did not want Mary to face a scandal and public disgrace. – Slide 3
After a lot of thought however, he decided he would call off the marriage agreement. – Slide 4
Then, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream. ‘Joseph, ’ said the angel. ‘Don’t be afraid to take Mary home as your wife because the father of the baby she is carrying is the Holy Spirit.’ – Slide 5
‘Mary will give birth to God’s Son and you are to call Him Jesus because He will save His people from their sins.’ – Slide 6
When Joseph woke up he decided to do what the angel had commanded. – Slide 7
He went to find Mary. – Slide 8
The marriage agreement was completed ... – Slide 9
... and he took Mary home to be his wife. – Slide 10
But he did not consummate the marriage until she gave birth to a son and he had named him Jesus. – Slide 11
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