Get Your Spirit in Shape: Christmas through Joseph’s Eyes
“His is a beautiful and moving story that I think inspires us,” says the Rev Adam Hamilton of Joseph, the earthly father of Jesus. “Often we go right to Mary, and we go right to the Christ Child, but we miss out on this man who likely formed and shaped much of Jesus’s self-understanding, his understanding of God, and what God is like.”
In this podcast episode, the author of Faithful: Christmas through the Eyes of Joseph, offers lessons from the man who raised Jesus that teach us about character, fatherhood, and following by faith wherever God leads.
The Rev. Adam Hamilton is pastor of The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection in Leawood, Kansas.
Get Your Spirit in Shape
- Faithful: Christmas through the Eyes of Joseph book by Adam Hamilton
- Not a Silent Night: Mary Looks Back to Bethlehem book by Adam Hamilton
- More books by Adam Hamilton
- Adam’s congregation The United Methodist Church of the Resurrection
Popular Christmas resources at UMC.org
- A Prayer for the Advent Season – watch the video
- Hymn Devotions for Advent and Christmas based on Charles Wesley hymns
- Get Your Spirit in Shape: Singing our Faith at Christmas—2016 Advent/Christmas podcast episode
- Coloring Advent: Creative devotions for Christmas—sample coloring pages and devotions
- Advent and Christmas quiz—learn while you play
- More Christmas resources on UMC.org
Christmas song from this episode
- Free download: Charles Wesley Christmas medley arranged and performed by JT Iovino
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