Wise Men Followed the Star
INTRODUCTION: How did you find God?
Hebrews 1:1-3, ''God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets, has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds; who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high''
- He spoke to Moses through a burning bush
- The Israelites followed a cloud by day and a pillar of fire by night
- He has used animals to get other's attention: a donkey, a whale (great fish), and a rooster
He spoke to me through a carpenter at a drink machine (Coke bottle). He used a pastor (in heaven now) M.E. Gibson
Now, in our passage before us, we see Him leading and directing through a star. They followed the star, and note what they found.
I. THEY FOUND GOD IN THE HOUSE. 11a, 1-3
Not a stable or manger, but a house.
A. FORETELLING OF PROPHECY. 1
Micah 5:2, ''But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,
Though you are little among the thousands of Judah,
Yet out of you shall come forth to Me
The One to be Ruler in Israel,
Whose goings forth are from of old,
Isaiah 7:14, ''Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.''
Isaiah 9:6-7, ''For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of His government and peace
There will be no end,
Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom,
To order it and establish it with judgment and justice
From that time forward, even forever.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perfo ...
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