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The Wisdom Of Christmas

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The Wisdom Of Christmas

Matthew 2:1-12
(RA-2326, Programs: 5017 & 5117, Air dates: 12.10.17 & 12.17.17)

  1. INTRODUCTION
    1. Matthew 2:1-12
    2. There isn’t much known about the wise men.
      1. We are not sure how many there were.
      2. We are not sure what they rode on.
      3. We are not sure exactly where they came from.
      4. They did know prophecies about Jesus’ birth.
      5. They were wise because they sought Jesus to worship Him.
    3. There isn’t much certainty about what the star was.
      1. There is a possibility that it was the Shekinah glory of God.
        1. Exodus 13:21
        2. 2 Chronicles 7:1-2
        3. Ezekiel 10:18
        4. Luke 2:9
      2. The wise men faced several difficulties.
        1. Distance
          1. They were traveling from a far off land.
        2. Discomfort
          1. The journey would have been very long and tiring.
        3. Danger
          1. The wise men had to deal with King Herod.
          2. Herod was the kind of man who didn’t have a problem having people killed.
        4. Jeremiah 29:13
  2. HOW THE WISE MEN SOUGHT JESUS (Matthew 2:1)
    1. The ministry of the Spirit
      1. Romans 3:11
      2. 1 John 4:19
      3. 2 Peter 3:9
      4. John 1:9
    2. The message of the Scripture
      1. Matthew 2:2-6
      2. Micah 5:2
      3. Daniel 9:24-27
      4. The miracle of the star
        1. Matthew 2:10
  3. WHAT THE WISE MEN BROUGHT JESUS (Matthew 2:11)
    1. Gold speaks of His sovereign dominion.
      1. Matthew 2:2,6
      2. 2 Timothy 3:16
      3. Daniel 9:25
      4. Isaiah 9:7
      5. Luke 1:33
      6. Matthew 22:21
    2. Frankincense speaks of His sinless deity.
      1. Matthew 2:11
      2. Exodus 30:37
      3. Exodus 20:3
      4. Revelation 19:10
      5. 1 Timothy 3:16
      6. Isaiah 9:6
    3. Myrrh speaks of His sacrificial death.
      1. Matthew 2:11
      2. Mark 15:23
      3. John 10:18
      4. Romans 6:23
      5. Psalm 50:12
      6. Mark 10:17-22
      7. 1 John 5:3
      8. 2 Corinthians 2:17
      9. Isaiah 1:18
      10. Romans 10:13
      11. Romans 9:33
  4. CONCLUSION
    1. Do you know Jesus personally? If not, you can pray to Him today by asking Him to come into your life.
    2. Call upon Jesus today. Repent (turn) from your sins, and turn to Jesus. Ask Him to forgive you of your sins, and acknowledge Him as Lord of your life.
    3. Romans 10:9-10
    4. Romans 10:13