Kicked off a new message series yesterday called ALL YE FAITHFUL. It's a look at the Christmas story from the perspective of four different characters (Joseph, Mary, Jesus and Herod). We'll see how each one responded when God introduced a "change in plans" to what they were expecting in life.
The theme verse comes from Proverbs 19:21: “Many are the plans in a man's heart, but it is the LORD's purpose that prevails.”
In other words, no matter how great your plan might be, get ready for it to get messed up!
In fact, usually the best outcomes in life come from when God decides to totally "mess up" our earthly plans in order to replace them with His eternal plan. But it all depends on how you respond.
So check out part 1 as we look at the first character in the story, Joseph the Righteous - a relatively unknown and underappreciated character who played a huge role in the Christmas story.