A Gift Worth Seeking

December 23, 2018 Pastor: Bill Thompson

Passage: Matthew 2:1–2:12

TEXT: Matthew 2:1-12

Introduction

Four different kinds of gifts (Dr. John Maxwell):

            1. A gift for a _______________, gift.

            2. A gift for a _______________, gift.

            3. A _______________ gift.

            4. A _______________ gift.

“For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing;          it is the gift of God.”  Ephesians 2:8

I.  Seekers Ask _______________.     v. 1

“Where is he who has been born king of the Jews?”

II.  Seekers Sometimes Make Wrong _______________.     v. 2

III. Seekers Are Guided by _______________.     vv. 3-10

            – star

            – Scripture

            – dream

IV. Seekers Are _______________.     vv. 11-12

“…they fell down and worshipped him.”

Conclusion

“Am I really seeking the Christ of Christmas?”

 

Application Questions

1.  What kind of grace gifts have you received or given?

2.  How can you help a seeker find the truth about Jesus?

3.  What are some wrong assumptions that you have made in your spiritual life?

4.  Are you really seeking the Christ of Christmas?