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Bowing Before the Savior December 30 True or False Quiz 1 Three wise men visited Jesus with the shepherds the night of His birth 2 The evil innkeeper wouldn t make room for Mary and Joseph 3 The actual date of Jesus birth was probably not Dec 25 4 A special star marked Jesus birthplace on the night He was born 5 The Christmas tree was a pagan tradition before it became a Christian tradition Answers No mention of how many wise men no connection of wise men to shepherds No mention of an innkeeper Shepherds are not in the fields at this time of year The star was mentioned only with the wise men s visit after the birth Druids used tree to celebrate winter solstice Our Focus Today Today we will contrast people who knew all about the promises of the Messiah with people who knew less but responded properly to Him Our response is more important than knowing all the facts Listen for facts about the wise men the Magi Matthew 2 1 6 NIV After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea during the time of King Herod Magi from the east came to Jerusalem 2 and asked 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 Listen for facts about the wise men the Magi 3 When King Herod heard this he was disturbed and all Jerusalem with him 4 When he had called together all the people s chief priests and teachers of the law he asked them where the Christ was to be born 5 In Bethlehem in Judea they replied Listen for facts about the wise men the Magi for this is what the prophet has written 6 But you Bethlehem in the land of Judah are by no means least among the rulers of Judah for out of you will come a ruler who will be the shepherd of my people Israel Scripture Declares Jesus Superiority What persons were mentioned in this passage What place locations were mentioned When did all of this take place Why was Herod so upset What was extraordinary about the visit of these men from the east Scripture Declares Jesus Superiority What do we learn



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