Jubilee Evangelical Church
How lovely is your dwelling place, Lord Almighty! Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked... For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord bestows favor and honor.
Psalm 84

Jesus: The Word Became Flesh | The Worship of the Wisemen

Date

December 26, 2021



Summary

The Worship of the Wisemen

Matthew 2:1-12

My Sermon Notes from December 26, 2021 Full Text: Matthew 2:1-12

希律王執政的時候,耶穌生在猶太的伯利恆。那時,有幾個星象家(“星象家”或譯:“智者”)從東方來到耶路撒冷, 說:“那生下來作猶太人的王的在哪裡?我們看見他的星出現,特來朝拜他。” 希律王聽見了就心裡不安,全耶路撒冷的居民也是這樣。 他就召集所有的祭司長和民間的經學家,問他們基督應該生在哪裡。 他們回答:“在猶太的伯利恆。因為有先知在經上這樣說:

‘猶大地的伯利恆啊!

你在猶大的領袖中,並不是最小的,

因為必有一位領袖從你那裡出來,

牧養我的子民以色列。’”

希律暗中把星象家召來,仔細查問他們,那顆星甚麼時候出現, 然後派他們到伯利恆去,說:“你們去細心尋訪那小孩,找到了就向我報告,好叫我也去拜他。” 他們聽命去了。他們在東方看見的那顆星,忽然在他們前頭,領他們到那小孩所在的地方,就在上頭停住了。 10 他們看見那顆星,歡喜極了; 11 進了房子,看見小孩和他母親馬利亞,就俯伏拜他,並且打開寶盒,把黃金、乳香、沒藥作禮物獻給他。 12 後來他們在夢中得著指示不要回到希律那裡去,就從別的路回鄉去了。

After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi[a] from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.”

When King Herod heard this he was disturbed, and all Jerusalem with him. When he had called together all the people’s chief priests and teachers of the law, he asked them where the Messiah was to be born. “In Bethlehem in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written:

“‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
    are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;
for out of you will come a ruler
    who will shepherd my people Israel.’[b]

Then Herod called the Magi secretly and found out from them the exact time the star had appeared. He sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search carefully 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 on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. 10 When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. 11 On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. 12 And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route.

 

Discussion Questions:

1. What are the 5 aspects of the worship of the wisemen and how can we apply each one in our own worship of the King?

2. As we near the end of the year, what are the things that we are grateful to the Lord for, that it compels us to worship and serve Him no matter what the cost?