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Lesson 12 Week of December 20, 2020 Reference: R.H> Boyd Publishing Corporation
Background Passages:Matthew 2:7-15 Lesson Passage: Matthew 2:7-15
"INTERNATIONAL HONOR FOR THE KING OF THE WORLD"
A Regal Response to Holy Light
I. Hitchhiking to Kill (Matthew 2:7-8
II. An Award for a Prize Baby (Matthew 2:9-15 )
THE MAIN THOUGHT
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. (Matthew 2:11)
As our world gets smaller, we are more and more exposed to people who differ from us in race, culture, and religious values. Where can we find unity in such a world? By summoning Wise Men from far-off lands to worship Jesus, God demonstrated that this newborn King would transcend the differences that divide us.
To learn the story of the Wise Men who brought gifts to Jesus, the Son of God.
To demonstrate generosity and wisdom while following the direction of God.
God's Word in Life
Reference: R.H> Boyd Publishing Corporation
Okay so before we get into the Scriptures let me talk on the lesson topic: "INTERNATIONAL HOROR FOR THE KING OF THE WORLD" We are embraking into the season were so many people celebrate the Holiday Christmas. However this Christmas 2020 is far different than any other Christmas's there have been. We have had a total of 76.8M cases of Covid-19 and 1.69M deaths worldwide however 43.2M has recovered this alone should help us to know it time to draw close to Christ our King who will soon return to this earth to gather up His children. In this lesson we clearly see that a child was born and born to be the Savior of the world. We also see that the three wise men brought gifts for the birth of the savior. This is showing a great response to worship and we should be willing to worship Him this season for coming to a failing world to redeem us back to His father so we can have eternal life forever! So this Christmas give God the praise, honor, and glory for He is King of King and Lord of Lord. For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. So, inspite of the Pandmic that have claim so many lives the Lord is Lord and when He comes back again, there will be no doubt who He is. No one knows the exact time that the Savior will come again. “Of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only” (Matthew 24:36. His coming back to cleanse the earth, to judge His people, to usher in the Millennium, to complete the first resurrection, and to take His rightful place back as King of the heaven and earth and He will establish His government on earth. "Hallelujah," to the LAMB of God!!!!!
I. Hitchhiking to Kill (Matthew 2:7-8)
7Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, enquired of them diligently what time the star appeared.
8And 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.
II. An Award for a Prize Baby (Matthew 2:9-15 )
9When 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.
10When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
11And 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.
12And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.
13And when they were departed, behold, the angel of the Lord appeareth to Joseph in a dream, saying, Arise, and take the young child and his mother, and flee into Egypt, and be thou there until I bring thee word: for Herod will seek the young child to destroy him.
14When he arose, he took the young child and his mother by night, and departed into Egypt:
15And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Out of Egypt have I called my son.
As our world gets smaller, we are more and more exposed to people who differ from us in race, culture, and religious values. We must keep our trust in Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior until eternality. This is how we internationally honor Him as King of this World. Inspite of what is going on in this world God Jesus Christ is still the ruler of all.
QUESTION FOR DISCUSSION:
How do we understand the designs of our lives? Where can we find unity in such a world? What Will Jesus Do When He Comes Again?
CLOSING PRAYER...Lord thank you that we can find unity through you in the midst of a choatic world where so much evil has come to rob us of our faith and love for each other. Help us to understand that your love will cover all evil, if we just lean and depend on you, with our whole heart, body. and mind. Keep us from serving false religion so we will please you in our serving, wealth, and talent. In Jesus name Amen!