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Gifts of The Wise

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Isaiah 9:6& 7 (NIV) For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. The increase of his government and peace there will be no end.

Matthew 2:9-11 (NIV) 9 The star they had seen in the east went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. 10 When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. 11 On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh. 

We can Learn from theses Wise Men:
  • They were kingly
  • They were wise & educated
  • They were highly regarded
  • Psalm 36:7 (NIV) How priceless is your unfailing love! Both high and low among men find refuge in the shadow of your wings. 
#1. Wise Men Seek
#2. Wise Men Worship
  • Matthew 2:2 (NIV) “Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star in the east and have come to worship him." 
#3. Wise men give- Radically generous.

  • The were seeking, they were worshipping and they were giving!
 GIFTS OF THE WISE 
1. Gold
His Royalty: 
A Gift fit for a King. 
His Divine Nature

2
. Frankincense: 
An offering for a priest.
Hebrews 10:11-13 (NLT) 11 Under the old covenant, the priest stands and ministers before the altar day after day, offering the same sacrifices again and again, which can never take away sins. 12 But our High Priest offered himself to God as a single sacrifice for sins, good for all time. Then he sat down in the place of honor at God’s right hand. 
3
. Myrrh: 
Represents sacrifice.
The gifts we bring are similar:
#1. We bring him Gold: Our Worship
A life that values Him

#2. We Bring Frankincense 
A Life that is Focussed on him.

#3. We bring him Myrrh:
A Life that is surrendered to him.
2 Corinthians 2:15 (NKJV) We are to God the fragrance of Christ.

We worship him…In our values, in our focus, & in our surrender.

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