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The Magi
Prioritizing
Adventure over
Comfort
Matthew 2:1-12
Key Questions
1. Who were The Magi?
2. How did they discern
that a Jewish King
was born?
3. How did God’s call
“reshuffle the deck”
of their life?
4. What lessons can we
learn from them?
First Question
Who were the Magi?
First Question
Who were the Magi?
 They were King-
makers, not
kings!
First Question
Who were the Magi?
 They were
astronomers, not
just astrologers!
First Question
Who were the Magi?
 They were
Gentiles, but not
necessarily
pagans!
First Question
Who were the Magi?
 They were likely
a large company,
not three
isolated
travelers!
Second Question
How did they discern that a
Jewish King was born?
Second Question
How did they discern that
a Jewish King was born?
 Balaam’s
Prophecy of the
star and the
scepter.
Second Question
How did they discern that
a Jewish King was born?
 Daniel’s
prophecy of the
“Seventy Weeks”.
Second Question
How did they discern that
a Jewish King was born?
 They followed a
star!
What was the Star of Bethlehem?
Second Question
How did they discern that
a Jewish King was born?
 They found the
missing piece of
the puzzle in
Jerusalem.
Third Question
How did God’s call “reshuffle
the deck” of their lives?
Third Question
How did God’s call
“reshuffle the deck” of
their lives?
 They exchanged
comfort for
hardship!
Third Question
How did God’s call
“reshuffle the deck” of
their lives?
 They exchanged
safety for danger!
Third Question
How did God’s call
“reshuffle the deck” of
their lives?
 They went from
being “God-fearers”
to worshippers.
Fourth Question
What lessons can we learn from
The Magi?
Fourth Question
What lessons can we
learn from the Magi?
 Follow God’s
leading wherever
it takes you!
Choose adventure
over comfort!
 Practice
Discernment:
Don’t Ignore Red
Flags!
Fourth Question
What lessons can we
learn from The Magi?
Fourth Question
What lessons can we
learn from The Magi?
 Trust God to lead
you away from
danger!
Christmas List - The Magi_Matthew 2:1-12.pptx

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Christmas List - The Magi_Matthew 2:1-12.pptx

Editor's Notes

  1. I see him, but not now; I behold him, but not near: a star shall come out of Jacob, and a scepter shall rise out of Israel (Numbers 24:17)