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  • Christmas has characters
  • c hris t mas h a s Magi
  • Were the Three Wise Men from China? USA Today, Dec 6, 2010 c hris t mas h a s Magi
  • Matthew 2:1(NIV) 1 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem c hris t mas h a s Magi
  • Matthew 2:1(NIV) 1 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem c hris t mas h a s Magi
  • Matthew 2:1(NIV) 1 After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem c hris t mas h a s Magi
  • Persia (Iran) ? c hris t mas h a s Magi
  • Persia (Iran) ? c hris t mas h a s Magi
  • c hris t mas h a s Magi Babylonia (Iraq) ?
  • c hris t mas h a s Magi Babylonia (Iraq) ? Daniel 2:2(NIV) 2 So the king summoned the magicians, enchanters, sorcerers and astrologers to tell him what he had dreamed. When they came in and stood before the king,
  • c hris t mas h a s Magi Arabia (Saudi Arabia) ?
  • c hris t mas h a s Magi Arabia (Saudi Arabia) ? Frankincense, Myrrh, Gold
  • c hris t mas h a s Magi Arabia (Saudi Arabia) ? Justin Martyr - 160ad Frankincense, Myrrh, Gold
  • c hris t mas h a s Magi
  • c hris t mas h a s Magi Matthew 2:2(NIV) 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 .”
  • c hris t mas h a s Magi Psalms 103:1(KJV) 1 Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.
  • Wo r ship i s recogni z ing J e sus
  • Wo r ship i s Matthew 2:2(NIV) 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.” recogni z ing J e sus
  • Wo r ship i s Matthew 27:37(NIV) Above his head they placed the written charge against him: THIS IS JESUS, THE KING OF THE JEWS. recogni z ing J e sus
  • Wo r ship i s Matthew 8:2(NIV) A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.” recogni z ing J e sus
  • Wo r ship i s Matthew 8:2(KJV) And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean. recogni z ing J e sus
  • Wo r ship i s Acts 10:25-26(KJV) 25 And as Peter was coming in, Cornelius met him, and fell down at his feet, and worshipped him . 26 But Peter took him up, saying, Stand up; I myself also am a man. recogni z ing J e sus
  • Wo r ship i s cos t ly
  • Wo r ship i s Matthew 2:11(NIV) … Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold and of incense and of myrrh. cos t ly
  • Wo r ship i s ph y sical
  • Wo r ship i s Matthew 2:11(NIV) On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him . ph y sical
  • Wo r ship i s near n ess t o Go d
  • Wo r ship i s Matthew 2:11(NIV) 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. near n ess t o Go d
  • Wo r ship i s Psalms 100:4(NIV) Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name. near n ess t o Go d
  • Wo r ship i s ful f illing
  • Wo r ship i s Matthew 2:9-10(NIV) 9 After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen in the east went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. ful f illing
  • Wo r ship i s Matthew 2:9-10(NIV) 10 When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. ful f illing
  • Wo r ship i s Psalms 16:11(NASB) 11 You will make known to me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy ; In Your right hand there are pleasures forever. ful f illing
  • Christmas has worship
  • Christmas has worship Recognize Jesus
  • Christmas has worship Recognize Jesus Enter worship fully on Sundays
  • Christmas has worship Recognize Jesus Add cost to worship Enter worship fully on Sundays
  • Christmas has worship Recognize Jesus Add cost to worship Enter worship fully on Sundays Take worship into each day
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