From the East Most likely from Media or Persia. Could have been as short as 500 but if they came for Persia it was probably around 1000. Camel’s can travel 25 miles a day with a heavy load. That would be pushing it but with 25 miles a day it would have taken around 40 days. If they had to go by foot…
If Magi were so despised by the culture and condemned by the Scripture, why did Matthew place them at the presence of Christ, God’s Son? In fact, this is not the only scandalous story he told. Let's look at the provocative message of Matthew's Magi story.
The Christmas story is about journeys. We know this to be true. It starts with Mary and Joseph heading to Bethlehem. The Magi come and journey for probably up to 2 years to see the Christ. Yet, if I am honest this is where I see things essentially stopping. The Christmas journey is over. Christmas ends…
Magi? Who Are These Wise Guys? The Priests of Zoroastrianism Astrologers and Philosophers Students of Ancient Texts Seekers of Truth Advisors to the King of Babylon Worshipers of Jesus Carriers of 3 Important Gifts The Magi or “Wise Guys” Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of…
Pastor George Coon • ELBC • Sermon • • 12 views • 33:19
Matthew 2:1-15 It is said that wise men still seek Him. Like the wise men before us who followed the light of the star, let us also follow the the light of God's Word and trust it to guide us into proper paths. Paths that will take us on a journey unlike any other, and whose end will be both rewarding and fulfilling.
GOD CAN BECAUSE GOD IS
At a time of celebration, perhaps you’re experiencing changes that are challenging your faith. The good news is that this is the season where we're reminded of God's unwavering love, promise, and miracle. It is the one that manifest joy to the world. You wonder how?, GOD CAN BECAUSE GOD IS!
v.1: The Bible doesn't tell us who these wise men were, or where they came from. There has been much speculation, but the only thing we know is that they came from the east. Most likely Arabia or Persia. They were magi, not kings. By NT times, the term loosely covered a wide variety of men interested…
Cast of Christmas
Anthony Castillo Miranda • Sermon • • 6 views
OPENING: The role of the prophets is preparation The higher the expectation, the greater the preparation Preparation begins with repentance Repentance begins with confession Repentance + Confession = Fruitful Life The Angels’ roles is proclamation Proclaiming Peace We must posses peace before we can…
Steve Bowyer • Sermon • • 0 views
Taken for Granted There are so many things we take for granted this time of year. Thanksgiving, we take for granted that there will be turkeys in frozen food section of the grocery store. Agee’s couldn’t get turkeys for months from their supplier b/c there was shortage. How dare they! We should sue somebody…
There is a story my mother tells occasionally about me when I was just a few weeks old. My father’s family was from Georgia, and he and Mom were taking me there to meet the family. We didn’t have much money then, and we certainly didn’t have a car, so the only option for transportation was something…
Aaron Frost • Sermon • • 2 views
The visit of the Magi, and their subsequent worship of the Christ-Child displays the unique wonder of the Christmas story. The promise of the Jewish Messiah is for all people. The initial motive of their seeking may or may not have been pure, but they announced the birth of the Jewish King in Jerusalem, were pointed to Bethlehem by the scriptures, and seeing the Christ-child, they crumbled to the ground and worshipped.