by Stan Coffey

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Stan Coffey
Matthew 2:1-12

This morning I am preaching on the subject "Men In Search Of A Savior". If you have your Bible please turn to Matthew 2:1.

The poet said here was a man born in an obscure village, the child of a peasant woman. He grew up in another obscure village where he worked for thirty years in a carpenter's shop. For three years he was an itinerant preacher. He never wrote a book. He never went to college. He never owned a home; he never traveled for more than two hundred miles from the place of his birth. He never did the things that normally accompany greatness. He had no credentials but himself. And while still a young man, the tide of public opinion turned against him. His friend ran away from him. One of them delivered him unto his enemies. He went through the mockery of a trial. He was crucified between two thieves while his executioners gambled for the only property he owned, his coat. When He died He was taken down and buried through the pity of a friend in a borrowed tomb.

Nineteen wide centuries have come and gone and today He is the centerpiece of the human race, the leader in the column of progress. And I am well within the mark when I say that all the armies that ever marched and all the navies that were ever built, and all the parliaments that ever reigned and all the kings that ever sat, all put together have not affected the lives of the men upon this earth as much as that one solitary life of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

When Jesus came into the world He touched the lives of men at both ends of the social scale. One the one hand, the humble shepherds poor and needy came worshipping Him. Later then the wealthy wise men coming from the East brought rich gifts in tribute to the newborn King. It is so today that whether the person is high or low, rich or poor, they can come to Jesus Christ and find in Him the satisfaction to their quest for a ...

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