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  • Frankincense Series

    Contributed by Troy Richards on Dec 20, 2006
    based on 11 ratings
     | 5,338 views

    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 ...read more

  • 3 - Gold, Frankincense, And Myrrh

    Contributed by Sterling Franklin on Jan 22, 2002
    based on 69 ratings
     | 8,763 views

    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. ...read more

  • 3 Gifts For Christmas

    Contributed by Howard Parnell on Oct 16, 2002
    based on 260 ratings
     | 13,261 views

    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 ...read more

  • Wise Gifts For A Great King

    Contributed by Adrian Pratt on Nov 22, 2004
    based on 9 ratings
     | 1,345 views

    Reflections on the gifts the Wise Men brought to to Jesus after His birth.

    “WISE GIFTS FOR A GREAT KING” Readings: Matthew 2:1-12 and Ephesians 4:25-5:2 Preached at Fayetteville Presbyterian Church – January 5th 1997 A favorite seasonal hymn for many folk is "We three Kings". Did you ever stop to think about how the gifts the Wise men bought to Jesus were related ...read more

  • The Magi's Gifts

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Dec 29, 2002
    based on 43 ratings
     | 3,089 views

    What do the Magi’s gifts have to teach us?

    Saxlingham 05-01-03 “Let us look at the presents the Magi brought to Jesus.” Mt 2: 1-12 Story: The Readers’ Digest once asked this question: Have you ever imagined what would have happened if there had been three wise women instead of three wise men at the ...read more

  • 3 Appearings Of Christ

    Contributed by Steven Cook on Nov 27, 2000
    based on 74 ratings
     | 1,482 views

    This message teaches us of the 3 appearings of Jesus Christ: As Prophet; as Priest; and as King.

    “The Three Appearings of Christ” Hebrews 9:24-28 By Dr. Steven G. Cook I. Introduction A. Read – Hebrews 9:24-28 B. In the Jewish economy, there were 3 offices that were vital to the Jews: Prophet; Priest; King C. Throughout Jewish history, we can see that God instituted the offices of ...read more

  • Let's Focus On The Magi

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Jan 7, 2002
    based on 26 ratings
     | 1,023 views

    What can we learn from the attitude of the Magi

    Morston/Field Dalling 06-01-01 “Let us examine our attitudes to Jesus.” Mt 2: 1-12 When I was first asked to talk on the story of the Magi, I groaned. It wasn’t a subject that came naturally to me. All I could think of was a story I had read in the Reader’s Digest. Story: “I wonder what ...read more

  • What Will You Give Christ This Christmas?

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Dec 5, 2003
    based on 368 ratings
     | 26,545 views

    The gifts of the Magi were appropriate for they spoke of Who Jesus Christ was and is. What gift will you give Christ this Christmas?

    WHAT WILL YOU GIVE CHRIST THIS CHRISTMAS? MATTHEW 2:1-12 Christmas is often seen as that time of year for the giving of gifts. People frantically try to find that perfect gift for that special person that will express their feelings and relationship toward one another. The origin of the gift ...read more

  • The Gifts Of The Giver

    Contributed by James May on Dec 23, 2002
    based on 40 ratings
     | 3,974 views

    Jesus received gifts as a small child from the 3 wisemen that are symbolic of the gifts that he gives to us.

    Disclaimer: Due to the large amount of sermons and topics that appear on this site I feel it is necessary to post this disclaimer on all sermons posted. These sermons are original to the author and the leading of the Holy Spirit. While ideas and illustrations are often gleaned from many ...read more

  • They Presented Gifts To Him

    Contributed by Kenneth Trent on Dec 4, 2002
    based on 21 ratings
     | 865 views

    The visit of the Magi to Bethlehem, the star that guided them, and the gifts they brought to the Christ Child testified to His Messiahship.

    THEY PRESENTED GIFTS TO HIM "When they heard the king, they departed; and behold, the star which they had seen in the East went before them, till it came and stood over where the young Child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. And when they had come into the ...read more

  • Who Does God Think He Is, Talking To Astrologers!!

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Jan 1, 2004
    based on 51 ratings
     | 2,350 views

    Why did God reveal himself to the Magi - a priestly caste that practised astrology?

    Saxlingham/ Thornage 04-01-04 Epiphany We know the story of the Magi coming to worship Jesus very well. But have you ever stopped to wonder why God revealed Jesus to the Magi. After all, in the eyes of the Jewish people to whom St. Matthew wrote his Gospel - they had two strikes against ...read more

  • The Visit Of The Magi

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Dec 18, 2001
    based on 97 ratings
     | 10,900 views

    Let us examine our attitudes as we come to Jesus

    Christchurch, Brid 30-12-01 “Let us examine our attitudes to Jesus.” Mt 2: 1-12 Story: There was a curate who used to preach on his pet subject "Love" every Sunday, until one day the Churchwarden collared him. “Curate”, he said as church wardens are wont to do “you preached a good ...read more

  • Joys False Or Complete Series

    Contributed by Joseph Smith on Jan 12, 2004
    based on 46 ratings
     | 864 views

    For Epiphany: As Richard Foster wrote about "Money, Sex, and Power", is it possible the Wise Men’s gifts are warnings to Jesus and His family about these things? Complete joy comes from what Jesus did with these issues.

    Who we are and what we have are two entirely different things, but we confuse them. We insist on identifying who we are by what we have. Who we are and what we have are not the same thing. We are more by far than the material goods we possess. And yet everywhere we are identified by our ...read more

  • Gift Giving Series

    Contributed by Casey Casal on Dec 14, 2005
    based on 4 ratings
     | 1,414 views

    This sermon is a deeper look at the gifts given to Jesus for his birth

    Words of Affirmation: Gift Giving Text: Matthew 2:11 Subject: Giving to God Context: At this time of year...seeing as how it is Christmas I figured this would be the perfect time to talk about the gifts that were given to Jesus so we are going to read the scripture tonight and look at this ...read more

  • Myrrh Series

    Contributed by Troy Richards on Dec 20, 2006
    based on 34 ratings
     | 13,330 views

    The third 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) What did frankincense represent? (Jesus as healer and ...read more