Joseph of Arimathea

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Joseph of Arimathea tells the story of the man who took upon himself the task of burying Jesus after His crucifixion. Joseph, who is briefly discussed in all four gospel accounts, is a mere footnote in Scripture, but his actions speak volumes and give the working Christian an example of how to live for Christ in a world that opposes Him.

Joseph of Arimathea reaches through the verses of Scripture to our own generation in a powerful, relevant, and compelling way. He teaches us that the ordinary matters. An ordinary person, living an ordinary life, can be an instrument in the hands of God to be used for His purposes. Looking closely at the life of this disciple, Joseph of Arimathea defines what it means to be a person of the small print and offers a paradigm-shifting perspective on how to be a disciple of Christ in a secular world.

At a time when influence, followers, and clout are the order of the day, Joseph reminds us that small acts of faithfulness can lead to astounding influence and impact through justice, conscience, and power. Joseph of Arimathea validates the contemporary mindset of preparing to stand up for what is right, often in the face of, an increasingly hostile culture.

01 01

Obedience

At a time when influence, followers, and clout are the order of the day, Joseph reminds us that small acts of faithfulness can lead to astounding influence and impact.
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02 02

Responsibility

In a world that’s getting busier and more complicated by the day, which voice do you choose to hear?
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03 03

Stewardship

The investment from Jesus has been made. The currency has been deposited. It is up to us to use it and invest it wisely. 
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04 04

Waiting

If you ask, God will grant you the patience, like Joseph of Arimathea, to wait for the Kingdom to come with eyes wide open. 
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05 05

Justice

Standing up for what is right requires sacrifice, but it ushers in the hope that is everlasting.
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06 06

Pressure

Pressure draws out the conflict within us, and we become stressed and fearful when we’re unable to see a way in which a decision will be made.
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07 07

Strategy

We cannot use praying on our knees as an excuse for not participating with our hands.
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08 08

Partnership

If we can organize ourselves properly and relationally around a common purpose, we can contribute meaningfully to a mission. 
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09 09

Silence

It is an act of faith to believe that He speaks even when we don’t hear Him. That He is there even when we don’t see Him.
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Legacy

At times, our purpose can feel doubtful, and we call into question why we do what we do.
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