I preached this at one of our district youth rallies recently… just a simple thought:
And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.
Joseph smuggled the Christ into Egypt (the World) and thereby kept him alive, offering salvation to humanity.
1. A Dreamer (hearing from God)
2. Rise Up (owning the Great Commission)
3. Take the child (full of the Spirit)
4. Into Egypt (reaching the lost)
We must be God Smugglers, bringing the Christ into a lost world so “that the world through him might be saved.”