The Miracle of the Christmas Star_Deric Bartlett

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Sermon Notes

This week Pastor Deric continues the series The Miracles of Christmas with a sermon entitled The Miracle of the  Christmas Star focussing on Matthew 2:1-12.

Matthew 2:1-12
ICEBREAKER: Over the last few weeks what news event had a significant impact on you?
1. What do you think is significant about Magi arriving from the East to worship a Jewish king? (vv.1-2)
2. Why do you think Herod sent the Magi to Bethlehem to search for the child instead of going himself? (v.8)
3. What do you think Joseph and Mary’s response was when they opened the door? (v.11) What rumors might have circulated around Bethlehem afterward?
4. Read Genesis 12:1-9 and Hebrews 11:8-9. In what ways does Abraham’s journey parallel the journey of the Magi?
5. What do you find most challenging about following the Lord when there is uncertainty about the next steps?
6. What can you learn from the story of the Magi to help you move forward in faith?
7. What did you find helpful or challenging about the message?

never have any difficulty believing in miracles, since I experienced the miracle of a change in my own heart.” – Augustine