Notes: July 14, 2009

“Let’s go see the baby”

When someone in your family has a baby, are you excited to pack up the car and go see the newborn? When your neighbor has a baby, are you equally excited? When someone you’ve never met, living in another country, has a baby, do you even consider going to see the child?

Matthew 2:1-12

  • Wise men came to Jerusalem looking for Jesus (v. 1).
  • They believed that the child they sought was to be King of the Jews, and they came to worship him (v. 2).
  • Herod, the political king, was troubled by this visit (v. 3).
  • The priests and scribes of Jerusalem were consulted on the matter (v. 4).
  • Micah 5:2 was advanced as evidence that the Messiah was to be born in Bethlehem (v. 5-6).
  • Herod sent the wise me off to Bethlehem to find the child, asking them to return and report to the king what they learned (v. 9-10).
  • The wise men found THE YOUNG CHILD in THE HOUSE (v. 11).
  • But, being warned by God about Herod’s plot, they returned home without seeing the king first (v. 12).