Join us for a summary walk through of the events surrounding the birth of Jesus. Journey toward Christmas Day with a renewed vision and appreciation for the life of Jesus Christ. Each day you will find a link to the Bible passage for that day and helpful resources for your study.
December 21. Read Matthew 2:1-12.
The passage today describes the arrival in Jerusalem of a group of wise men, sometime after Jesus' birth. They are responding to the sight of a ''star'' in the night sky, leading them to conclude the ''king of the Jews'' had been born. King Herod is troubled by this news and sends them to Bethlehem. His deceitful orders are for the wise men to return and tell him where the child is. The travelling scholars are overjoyed to find the Christ, at last. They worship Him by bowing and presenting expensive gifts. Warned not to return to Herod, after all, they slip away by another route.
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• What does the Bible say about the wise men (Magi)?
• What was the star of Bethlehem?
• Why did the Magi bring gold, frankincense, and myrrh to Jesus?
• Who are all the Herods in the Bible?
• For Kids: Did the three wise men visit baby Jesus at the manger?
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