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Sunday, December 22, 2013

The Wise Men - Sermon preached by Stephen Kennedy. 12/22/2013

The Wise Men
Matthew 2:1-12

I)                   They were wise because they were Watching for Jesus. Vs. 1-9
A)    Christ’s star fulfilled the Scriptures. Numbers 24:15-17 And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor hath said, and the man whose eyes are open hath said: He hath said, which heard the words of God, and knew the knowledge of the most High, which saw the vision of the Almighty, falling into a trance, but having his eyes open: I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.
B)    Christ’s star provided the way to the Saviour. Vs. 9. John 12:35-36 Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth. While ye have light, believe in the light, that ye may be the children of light. These things spake Jesus, and departed, and did hide himself from them.
C)    Christ’s star brought hope to a lost Society. Luke 2:10-12 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord. And this shall be a sign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
II)                They were wise because they were Worshiping Jesus. Vs. 2, 10-11
A)    They worshiped Him with Gladness. Psalm 148
B)    They worshiped Him with Gifts. Luke 6:38 Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again.
III)             They were wise because they Walked with Jesus.  Vs. 12
A)    They were Sensitive to the Lord.

B)    They were Submissive to the Lord. Romans 6:13 Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God. James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

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