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Magi Star - Worship God With Joy (2 of 4)
Series: Christmas, Keep Your Eye On The Goal
"Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the Starship Enterprise.
Her five-year mission: To explore strange, new worlds; to seek out new life and new civilizations; to boldly go where no man has gone before."
These words, first spoken on television on September 8, 1966, gave the world its first glimpse of Gene Roddenberry's vision of the future. Since that day over forty years ago, STAR TREK has become the most incredible collaborative effort ever seen in motion pictures, television, and publishing-a phenomenon that has inspired eight movies, four television series, and a line of best-selling books. STAR Trek's popularity is astounding; nearly fifty percent of the American public proudly proclaim themselves to be STAR TREK fans.
The stars and the planets have always been a mystery to man, long before there were trekies. While stars have always been a source of navigation and guidance, Matthew records a special star guiding a special group of seekers on the ultimate journey-the journey to find the Christ. This morning we're going to continue in our Christmas theme of "Keep your eye on the goal of worship" as we focus on the Christmas star. We keep our eye on the goal of worship by following the star.
I. FOLLOW THE STAR FROM GOD
Matthew 2:7-9 "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 make a careful search 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 in the east went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was."
This star was from God. There have been many attempts to explain the Christmas star from a strictly natural perspective. Suggestions include a com ...
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