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  • Myrrh Series

    Contributed by Troy Richards on Dec 20, 2006
    based on 34 ratings
     | 13,427 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

  • 3 - Gold, Frankincense, And Myrrh

    Contributed by Sterling Franklin on Jan 22, 2002
    based on 69 ratings
     | 8,888 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
     | 13,364 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

  • Wisemen: Dissecting The Magi's Gifts Series

    Contributed by Mike Fogerson on Dec 10, 2007
    based on 44 ratings
     | 9,395 views

    The wise men gave Jesus something far more important than gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

    A Visit to Bethlehem Series Wisemen: Dissecting the Magi’s Gifts Matthew 2:1-11 Dec. 9, 2007 FBC, Chester Mike Fogerson, Pastor Introduction A Herod was opposing the King 1 Herod was all about keeping the throne at all costs. a Killed his ...read more

  • Paradoxes Of The Passion Series

    Contributed by Dennis Davidson on Apr 26, 2011
    based on 70 ratings
     | 28,494 views

    To speak of the Paradoxes of the Passion is to disclose the very center of that which is the object of our faith. Paradoxes of the Passion call us to look past the shallowness of man & see the Crucifixion of Christ from God's perspective. For the death

    MARK 15:21-32 PARADOXES OF THE PASSION As a Christian reads this text we can't help but be confronted with Paradoxes of the Passion. A paradox defines a statement which superficially seem to be contradictory, impossible, even absurd, yet beyond the superficial is in reality true. A paradox ...read more

  • Dying For The Cause

    Contributed by Jerry Shirley on May 2, 2009
    based on 57 ratings
     | 11,571 views

    The name Smyrna comes from the word for myrrh…which is known for releasing its wonderfully delightful fragrance…when crushed! This suffering church is symbolic of the 10 Great Persecutions from the 1st-3rd C. Link inc. to text, audio/video, PowerPoint.

    READING SOMEONE ELSE’S MAIL Dying For the Cause of Christ Rev. 2:8-11 http://gbcdecatur.org/sermons/DyingForCause.html Many years ago, when communism still held the Soviet Union in its iron clench, a little group of Christians met behind closed doors in the underground. This was a secret ...read more

  • A Gold Christmas Series

    Contributed by Jeff Strite on Dec 20, 2009
    based on 65 ratings
     | 7,599 views

    What was the most valuable gift that was given in the story of the wise men? And what can we learn from the gifts that were given?

    (This sermon was preached following a Christmas cantata, and time constraints forced us to sing only one congregational Christmas song. To compensate for this, I included 3 Christmas carols/hymns in the sermon). OPEN: Someone sent an e-mail that made a list of Christmas Signs they’d seen in ...read more

  • The Magi's Gifts

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Dec 28, 2002
    based on 43 ratings
     | 3,166 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

  • Why Were The Wisemen Wise?

    Contributed by Mike Hullah on Dec 15, 2008
    based on 35 ratings
     | 2,193 views

    Why were the wisemen wise? This sermon reveals three characteristics of their lives and exhorts us to apply them to our lives.

    WHY WERE THE WISEMEN WISE? Matthew 2:1-12 1. THEY SOUGHT GOD FIRST Matthew 2:1-2 Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, 2saying, "Where is He who has been born King of the Jews? For we have seen His ...read more

  • The Gifts Of The Giver

    Contributed by James May on Dec 22, 2002
    based on 40 ratings
     | 4,029 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

  • The Anointing Oil Part 2

    Contributed by Greg Cooper on Oct 26, 2007
    based on 19 ratings
     | 6,795 views

    The ingredients of the oil as they apply to life.

    TITLE: THE ANOINTING OIL II TEXT: EXODUS 30:22-26 I. MYRRH –it was a pain killer; and a healing agent - The anointing will get you through some pain - Jesus received Myrrh 3 times in his life • First at his birth • Second on the cross he was given tenture of myrrh to deaden the pain but he ...read more

  • What Gift Will You Bring?

    Contributed by Colin Coombs on Oct 22, 2005
    based on 24 ratings
     | 2,803 views

    The Wise Men presented their gifts from worshipping hearts, with generous spirits, and thoughtful minds. What gift will you bring?

    What Gift will You Bring? Matthew 2:11 On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshipped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh. THE GIFTS THE WISE MEN OFFERED Lessons from the ...read more

  • 3 Appearings Of Christ

    Contributed by Steven Cook on Nov 22, 2000
    based on 74 ratings
     | 1,614 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

  • What Will You Give Christ This Christmas?

    Contributed by Jerry Flury on Dec 5, 2003
    based on 368 ratings
     | 26,701 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

  • Let's Focus On The Magi

    Contributed by Revd. Martin Dale on Jan 4, 2002
    based on 26 ratings
     | 1,086 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