1. Application

Sharing Joseph's conviction about our need for rescue

Matthew 1:24–25 (ESV)

24 When Joseph woke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him: he took his wife,

We must share the conviction of Joseph, that the child who was born truly is the Saviour. We must share the conviction that we too need rescuing. Salvation comes through Jesus alone. And he, the one who was received into the house of David, receives now his people in order that his name would bear utmost meaning for them.