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Christmas Presents (3): Lessons From The Wise Men

Christmas Presents (3): Lessons From The Wise Men
Scripture: Matthew 1: 1-12             Key Verse: Matthew 2: 10

INTRODUCTION
1.    Jesus is the greatest gift the earth has ever seen.
2.    We're also called to be gift givers.
3.    The wise men were gift givers worth learning from.

I.    FOLLOW THE STAR
             A.    There many stars in the sky, but only one pointed to Jesus.              
             B.    The men were looking for the star.              
             C.    We have to stay focused on where God is.

II.   WORSHIP WITH JOY
              A.    Joy is more than happiness.
              B.    The angels announced Jesus' birth with joy.
              C.    Joy is the baseline emotion for Christians.

III.  COME BEARING GIFTS
              A.    Wise men come bearing gifts.
              B.    Mary and Joseph needed this blessing.
              C.    The people of Christ are blessers.

TAKE AWAY
1.    Let's not let the point of Christmas escape our focus.
2.    Let's choose joy as our way of life.
3.    Let's be a blessing as often as possible.

Amens

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