Chapel of the Cross Faith & Family
Family Bible time for the week of Jan. 3 - January 9
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Wise Men Worship
What gift would you give to Jesus?
The star. Placed high in the heavens, it pointed to the place where the Savior had been born. In the East, Magi saw it. These “wise men” who studied the stars knew this bright star was a sign that pointed to the birth of the King of the Jews. God used the star to lead them to Judea. Once
there, they looked in the place where they would expect a new king to be born—in Jerusalem, in the king’s palace. Instead, they found jealous King Herod and learned from the scribes that the Christ was prophesied to be born in Bethlehem. Once again, the star led them—right to the child Jesus. Overjoyed, they went in the house and offered Jesus gifts. Warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, the Wise Men returned to their country another way. In another dream, God told Joseph to flee to Egypt with his family to escape the wrath of the duped King Herod.
Glory to You, God, for keeping Your promise to send a Savior. We praise and thank You for the gift of Jesus. Amen.
Bible Lesson: Wise Men Worship
- Open your family Bible or a Children's Bible storybook and read this account together OR
- Read this account using an online Bible (Biblegateway.com) Matthew 2 OR
- Listen to the Bible account being read using the video below.
Talk about it
- How did the Wise Men worship Jesus? How do you worship Jesus?
- What gifts did the Wise Men give Jesus? How do you think these helped His family?
- How does this account show God’s love for all people everywhere?
The Wise Men bowed down and gave Jesus gifts. Talk about the ways you worship Jesus.
The Wise Men gave gold, frankincense, and myrrh. Most likely, Joseph was able to use money from these items to help support his family when they fled to Egypt.
The three gifts from the Wise Men remind us of Christ’s roles: the gold for King, the incense for great High Priest, and the myrrh for Jesus’ death and resurrection to be our Savior.
Jesus came to be the Savior of all people, the Jews, the non-Jewish (Gentile) Wise Men, you and me, and the whole world!
Oh come, let us worship and bow down. Psalm 95:6
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The Lord's Prayer
Dear Jesus, thank You for coming at Christmas as a humble, human baby to be our Savior and King. Help us to share that wonderful good news with everyone! In Your name we pray. Amen
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