“The Gospel According to The Wise Men”

Matthew 2:1-2 KJV

1     Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,

2     Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.

9     When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.

10   When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.

11   And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh.

12   And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.

I. The wise men teach us that God wants to redraw the circle to include the excluded

Acts 15:19 NIV – “It is my judgment, therefore, that we should not make it difficult for the Gentiles who are turning to God.

The wise men teach us that while we may belong to God, God does not belong to us

II. The wise men teach us that worship is non-transactional

III. The wise men teach us faith is obeying God in spite of feelings, circumstances or consequences

Never forget in the dark what God told you in the light.

IV. The wise men teach us true worship changes us

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