Monday, December 12, 2011

The Christ Book: The Quest of the Wise Men,The Star

The Quest of the Wise Men

Matthew 2:1-6

1. Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem,
2. Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him.
3. When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him.
4. And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born.
5. And they said unto him, in Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet,
6. And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel.


When Jesus was born in Bethlehem, wise men in the east saw a new star in the sky. They knew this star meant the Messiah had been born, so they traveled to Jerusalem. Hoping to find and worship the young child, the wise men asked, “Where is he that is born King of the Jews?”

King Herod ruled at the time, and when he heard of the wise men’s question, he was disturbed because he didn’t like the suggestion that there was another king of the Jews. He called the chief priests and scribes together and asked them where Christ was to be born. They answered that a prophet had written that Christ would be born “in Bethlehem of Judea”.

Discusion of wise men:

The Star Leads to Bethlehem

Matthew 2:7-12

7. Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, enquired of them diligently what time the star appeared.
8. And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child ; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also.
9. When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.
10. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
11. And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.
12. And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.
With Wondering Awe
Herod sent for the wise men and asked them about the star they had followed. He then sent them to Bethlehem and told them to report back to him after they had found the young child, that Herod might worship him also.

The star led the wise men to young Jesus, and they gave him gifts. Because the wise men had received a warning from Heavenly Father in a dream, they did not return to Herod but went by another way to their homeland. Herod did not want to worship Jesus; he intended to kill him.
Oh, Come, All Ye Faithful

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Google Bookmarks lists will be Done away with soon

This was my book mark list but since they are doing away with it and I do not want them all on my computer with them being seasonal and all I will put them here for safe keeping.

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