Sermon Illustrations

The magi carried gifts from afar and came to worship the newborn baby. King Herod said he wanted to worship the baby. Though Herod and the magi uttered the same word, worship, their intentions were different. King Herod did not plan to worship the child. He wanted to be all powerful and he only feigned interest in worshiping the Christ. (Upper Room Online - 15 Dec 2002)