THE REVEALING OF THE MESSIAH (A MAN STEPS UP)
Joseph’s distress (1:18): He is heartbroken, assuming his pregnant wife-to-be has been unfaithful.
Did Mary commit Adultery
Did Joseph and Mary fornicate before marriage
Joseph’s decision (1:19): Not wanting to disgrace Mary, he determines to break their engagement secretly.
I Peter 4:8
Joseph’s dream (1:20–25)
The message in the dream (1:20–23)
Concerning the purity of Mary (1:20): Joseph is reassured that Mary’s pregnancy is caused by the Holy Spirit.
Concerning the person within Mary (1:21): The Angel of the Lord tells Joseph that Mary will bare a son and that he shall be named Jesus.
GK Ἰησοῦς (Iēsous) English Jesus
Heb יְהוֹשׁוּעַ Yehoshua English Joshua
Mean Yahweh saves or the LORD SAVES
Common name in Hebrew
Concerning the prophecy about Mary (1:22–23): This son, conceived without the aid of a human father, is the fulfillment of Isaiah’s prophecy (Isa. 7:14).
Joseph Submits to the Will of God
The marriage following the dream (1:24–25): Joseph takes Mary to be his wife.
Names the Baby Jesus
Joseph steps up
Stepps up Dad
: one who made the choice to love another’s child as their own
: one who step up to provide, protect, encourage and love you may ot have given me the gift of lie but you have given me the gift of you
: thank you for being the father you didn’t have to be
: awesome bonus dad
 Outline adapted from Willmington, H. L. (1999). The Outline Bible (Mt 1:17–25). Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.