December 18, 2022

Jesus and the Wise Men

Preacher: Stephen Conley Series: Advent 2022: Jesus Our Savior Topic: Advent Scripture: Matthew 2:1–12, Micah 5:2–5

Text: Matthew 2:1-12


The Wise Men Desired to Seek and Worship the Messiah

  • While we do not know much about the wise men’s identity, we do know about their intention to know and adore Christ.
  • The journey and gifts of the wise men convey theological and prophetic significance (Psalm 72:10-11; Isaiah 60:3-6).


Herod the King Desired to Seek and Destroy the Messiah

  • Herod’s response to Christ’s appearance was anxiety and anger. (See also Matthew 2:13-18).
  • Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem was confirmed by prophecy in Micah 5:2-5.


APPLICATION: Lessons From the Wise Men (from J.C. Ryle)

  • There may be true worshippers of God in places where we should not expect to find them.
  • There may be knowledge of Scripture in the head, while there is no grace in the heart.
  • The conduct of the wise men is a splendid example of spiritual diligence.
  • The conduct of the wise men is a striking example of faith.

other sermons in this series

Jan 1


Dec 25


Dec 4


Jesus and His Birth

Preacher: Stephen Conley Scripture: Matthew 1:18–25 Series: Advent 2022: Jesus Our Savior