Summary: Jesus is the destination; the star (and Christmas lights) merely guiding lights.
December 7, 2008 Morning Service
Immanuel Baptist Church, Wagoner, OK
Message Point: Jesus is the destination; the star (and Christmas lights) merely guiding lights.
Focus Passage: Matthew 2:1-2, 10-12
Introduction: Christmas lights in Africa story.
I. Discover Worship
a. The men left everything to worship
b. Their worship was true worship because it came as a sacrifice and revealed who Jesus was
II. Discover Wealth
a. The men left everything to present gifts
b. "For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sakes he became poor, so that you through his poverty might become rich."
III. Discover Wisdom v 12
a. These men, so profoundly transformed by being in the presence of Jesus Christ, became obedient to Him by heeding the warning in the dream (v.12)
b. "Respect and obey the LORD! This is the beginning of wisdom. To have understanding, you must know the Holy God." Proverbs 9:10 (CEV)