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The 4th Sunday of Advent

December 18, 2016

Matthew 1:18-25


The Rev. Jedediah W. Fox
Part of the Advent 2016 (Year A) series of sermons, preached at a Sunday Holy Eucharist: Rite II service.

About The Rev. Jedediah W. Fox: Fr. Jed Fox has been rector of Church of the Redeemer since January 1, 2015. Prior to coming to Redeemer, Fr. Jed had been the curate and assistant to the rector of the Church of St. Michael and St. George in St. Louis, Missouri.
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Matthew 1:18-25

18 Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit. 19 And her husband Joseph, being a just man and unwilling to put her to shame, resolved to divorce her quietly. 20 But as he considered these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not fear to take Mary as your wife, for that which is conceived in her is from the Holy Spirit. 21 She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” 22 All this took place to fulfill what the Lord had spoken by the prophet:

23 “Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
and they shall call his name Immanuel”

(which means, God with us). 24 When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him: he took his wife, 25 but knew her not until she had given birth to a son. And he called his name Jesus. (ESV)

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