“Your Response to Christmas” (Matthew 2:1-12 Sermon)


(Preached at FBC Pauls Valley, OK 12-21-14)

They asked some kindergarteners in Great Britain about the Christmas story of the visit of the Magi, and they had some interesting insights on it: one young boy said that the three wise men brought Jesus some gold stuff “but Legos would have been better”!

Of course it’s not only children who have missed some things in the story of the visit of the Magi in Matthew 2. There have been a few ideas “passed along” as truth which in fact the Bible does not specifically assert, such as:
— There were 3 wise men. The Bible does not indicate that. It says there were 3 gifts, but it does not say how many magi there were.
— They visited the “baby” Jesus in the manger – many “manger scenes” portray this, but :16 says Herod killed all the children 2 and younger…

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