This is a stand-alone sermon by Ellwood Splane.
With everything going on in the world right now, we need a good word from Jesus. In this passage, Jesus reveals how we can have peace in the middle of anxiety.
As we begin a new year, may our response to Jesus be as eager and joyful as that of the wise men.
When Christmas is over, it can feel like one big letdown. The Christmas dinner has been eaten, the presents have been unwrapped, and the family goes back home, or we go back home. And what took maybe a month to plan is over in a few short hours. But maybe this letdown is because we were expecting something to happen that didn't fully happen. Maybe we were wanting Christmas to fill that longing in our heart that only Christ can fill. In this sermon on the story of the wise men, we learn that God has created this longing in us for Jesus and that Jesus is the solution to our need.
The good news of great joy that we celebrate at Christmas is that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God.
Good morning! If you have a Bible, I invite you to turn to Matthew 5. And if you don’t have a Bible, there should be a Bible under the row…