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  • Frankincense Series

    Contributed by Troy Richards on Dec 20, 2006
    based on 11 ratings

    The second of three sermons looking at how God used the gifts of the wise men to tell about Jesus and His life.

    Review: What do we know about the wise men? (little to nothing, just that they were from the east-Matt. 2:1) What was the first gift? (gold) What did the gold represent? (purity, marriage and kingship) What came next? (frankincense) -as mentioned last week, the Nativity Story movie more

  • The Gift Of Frankincense Series

    Contributed by David Flowers on Jan 11, 2009

    Part 2 in series The Three Gifts. Scripture records that the second gift given to Jesus by the Magi was frankincense – a gift given to a priest. In what way(s) is Jesus a priest?

    The Gift of Frankincense The Three Gifts, prt. 2 Wildwind Community Church David Flowers December 6, 2008 Matthew 2:11 (NRSV) 11 On entering the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother; and they knelt down and paid him homage. Then, opening their treasure chests, they offered him more

  • Frankincense For A Holy Sacrifice Series

    Contributed by Kevin Barron on Dec 22, 2016

    Uses the frankincense that the wise men brought to point out some of the sacrifices that Jesus made in coming to earth.

  • The Gifts - Pt. 2 - Frankincense Series

    Contributed by Steve Ely on Jan 23, 2018

    No tree to place them under. No shiny bows or wrapping paper. But the original “Christmas Gifts” are worthy to be examined during this season.

    The Gifts Pt. 2 - Frankincense I. Introduction ?It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Christmas captures our attention, our heart and even our imagination. That is true even for those of us who know the true meaning of Christmas. Christmas causes our imagination to run wild. So wild more

  • Gold, Frankincense And Much More Series

    Contributed by Mike Gilbert on Dec 4, 2007
    based on 144 ratings

    Lessons we can learn from the wise men at Christmas.

    -->At a reception honoring musician Sir Robert Mayer on his one hundredth birthday, elderly British socialite Lady Diana Cooper fell into conversation with a friendly woman who seemed to know her well. Lady Diana’s failing eyesight prevented her from recognizing her fellow guest until she peered more

  • 3 - Gold, Frankincense, And Myrrh

    Contributed by Sterling Franklin on Jan 22, 2002
    based on 69 ratings

    The Gifts the Wise Men brought were a symbol of Jesus’ Life - He would be our King, High Priest, and would die for the payment of our sins.

    Herod was king of Jerusalem when Jesus was born in Bethlehem (means “House of Bread.”) Bethlehem, also known as Ephrath, was about 5 miles south of Jerusalem, and when wise men came to Herod asking where the REAL King of the Jews was, Herod got pretty jealous and tense, not to mention angry. more

  • Epiphany—ambient Scent And Music.

    Contributed by Paul Andrew on Dec 23, 2017
    based on 1 rating

    And I am not talking about retail atmospherics of pumping in scented candles and evergreen, with Christmas carols.

    Epiphany—Ambient scent and music. In the beginning, Christmas was connected to music and scent. And I am not talking about retail atmospherics of pumping in scented candles and evergreen, with Christmas carols. In Heralding the birth of Jesus, angels sang and wise men provided fragrant gifts more

  • The Significance Of The Gifts

    Contributed by Terry Laughlin on Dec 10, 2017
    based on 1 rating

    The Old and New Testament Scriptures hold truths about the birth of Jesus Christ. The truths regarding the gifts offered by the Magi are worthy of consideration if we desire to give Christ the honor He deserves.

    The Significance of the Gifts Ingredients For Christmas Worship Matthew 2:8-11 says, "He sent them to Bethlehem and said, 'Go and make a careful search for the child. As soon as you find Him, report to me, so that I too may go and worship Him.' After they had heard the king, they went more

  • Three Gifts We Can Give This Christmas

    Contributed by Mark Mitchell on Dec 22, 2015

    The Gospel is the best gift that can be given to anyone this time of year

    Three Gifts We Can Give This Christmas Matt 2:1-11 Intro: Isa 60:6 A multitude of camels shall cover you, the young camels of Midian and Ephah; all those from Sheba shall come. They shall bring gold and frankincense, and shall bring good news, the praises of the LORD. - Illustration more

  • Strange Gifts For A Newborn King

    Contributed by Gordon Weatherby on Dec 30, 2016
    based on 1 rating

    This message is one which was delivered on Christmas morning 2016. It looks at how strange and peculiar were the gifts that the Magi gave to the baby Jesus, while having also a great prophetic message as to who He would be.

    STRANGE GIFTS FOR A NEWBORN KING Matthew 2:1-12 INTRODUCTION: 1.) Today is that wonderful day when we celebrate the birth of Jesus into this world. A.) This morning we have exchanged and opened gifts. aa.) I’m sure that this morning has been a very hectic and exciting time for more

  • Worship

    Contributed by Ken Sowers on Dec 6, 2018

    Of the three gifts the Magi brought to Jesus, Frankincense represented worship

  • The King-Priest Is Worshiped At His Birth And Honored At His Death Series

    Contributed by Napoleon Malabuyo on Dec 22, 2015

    This Christmas, consider the three gifts the wise men brought to our infant Savior. They represent our Lord’s person and work. He is True God whom we are to worship. He is True Man, our Priest, Prophet and King.

    Scripture Readings: Psalm 45:6-7; Matthew 2:7-12; John 19:38-42 Congregation of Christ: Everyone loves the Nativity scene: a cute baby in a manger holding out his hands in blessing; Mary and Joseph in wonderment of their firstborn son; lowly shepherds and three kings kneeling in worship; and more

  • The Wonderful Gifts Of Christmas

    Contributed by Pastor Jeff Hughes on Jan 22, 2014

    A message about the gifts of the Magi to Jesus, and also about the gifts of Jesus to us when we are saved.

    The Wonderful Gifts of Christmas It had been a hard winter in the Appalachian area. The snow had piled up deeper and deeper, the mercury dropped, rivers froze, people suffered. The Red Cross used helicopters to fly in supplies. One crew had been working day after day--long hours. They were on more

  • What Will You Give To Jesus?

    Contributed by James May on Dec 14, 2008
    based on 10 ratings

    Jesus isn’t looking for gold, frankincense and myrrh as much as he is looking for our gift of praise and worship.

    What Will You Give to Jesus? By Pastor Jim May Matthew 2:1-11, "Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and more

  • 3 Gifts For Christmas

    Contributed by Howard Parnell on Oct 16, 2002
    based on 260 ratings

    A Christian’s Christmas wish for the lost of the world is that they may receive these 3 gifts; but they are not gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

    THREE GIFTS FOR CHRISTMAS Luke 1:68 INTRO. The text is taken from the prophecy of Zacharias, the father of John the Baptist. [The story of John’s birth; the prophecy of the angel to Zacharias in the Temple (Luke 1:13-17).] So Zacharias knew that his new born son was to go before the more