13. Joseph’s good example

Breaking with your own plans and ways

This is a nice way for children and adults to respond to the good example that Joseph gave us. He was prepared to give up his own plans and to go God’s way. The only thing you need is some wooden skewers.

Josephs good example


When Josef heard that Maria was pregnant, he decided that he was going to divorce her. This was a logical step. The child wasn’t his; he was in his right to do it. Thankfully an angel came, and showed him in a dream that he had to let go of his rights and his plans. There was a better and a higher way for him to go.

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Tags: Object lessons, Sermon illustrations, Preaching illustrations, Christmas, Messy Church, Biblical person, Youth ministry, Youth group lessons, Sunday school lessons for adults

Scripture reference: Matthew 1: 19-25
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