What Gift Do You Bring? Matthew 2:1-12

What Gift Do You Bring?

 

MATTHEW 2:1-12

 

I.      Devotion (vs. 1-10)

 

        a.  “Wise men” in the Greek was “magoi” were educated men from the region east of Israel formerly controlled by the Babylonians and after by the Medes and Persians.  How many wise men came? ____________________

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        b.  Where did the wise men come to and why would they have come there? __________________________________________________­­_______

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         c.  What inspired the wise men to come? _______________________________ ____________________________________________________________________

         d.  What was Herod’s reaction to the news? ____________________________ ____________________________________________________________________

         e. How did Herod determine where the Christ was to be born and what did he   tell the wise men? _____________________________________________________

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II.    Worship (Vs. 11-12)

 

         a.  How did the wise men know what house the Christ would be in? _________

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         b.  What was their first reaction when they entered and saw Jesus? ____

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        c.  What is significant about the kind of gifts presented to Jesus? ______

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III.  Being a Follower (vs. 20-21)

 

        a.  What did the wise men follow in verses 2 and 9? ________________

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        b.  What did they follow in verses 4 through 6? ____________________

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        c.  What / Whom did the wise men follow in verse 12? ______________

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IV.  Application:   What gift do we bring to our Lord that genuinely means something to Him? _______________________________________________ _______________________________________________________________

What “gifts” do men often think impress or move God? __________________

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