December 18, 2016

Rejoicing & Reward

Preacher:
Passage: Matthew 2:9-15

We all know about the three gifts: gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Gifts for a king! Brought by these fascinating and enigmatic strangers from the east. Tradition tells us that the practice of gift giving at Christmas is rooted in this event, but it is obvious to me that a lot more gifts were given out during the nativity narrative. All of them from the Father. All of them for us. No one—not even the influential and wealthy Magi—would outgive God at the first Christmas.

We will be looking at Matthew 2:9-15 this weekend as we wrap up (unwrap?) the final message in our short series, They Saw the Star. In this passage, we will see that the birth of Jesus causes great rejoicing and delivers divine rewards to all who come to him. So come to Jesus knowing he's ready to give you these gifts. This series, of course, has been crafted especially for those who are searching, seeking, and inquiring about God, the Bible, and faith. The Magi were searchers of truth and made the journey to find the Saviour...the King of the Jews. And when they found him, they rejoiced and worshipped him.

Sermon Notes

They Saw the Star
Rejoicing & Reward
Todd Dugard // Matthew 2:9-15
December 17-18, 2016

The birth of Jesus causes great rejoicing and delivers divine rewards to all who come to him.

So come to Jesus knowing he…

…directs your path (v. 9)

…puts joy in your heart (v. 10)

…receives you into his family (v. 11a)

…accepts your worship (v. 11b)

…multiplies your generosity (v. 11c)

…blesses your obedience (v. 12)

…secures your every step (v. 13-15)

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