Christ Wesleyan Church
December 16, 2018 - 9:00 & 10:45am
Join us for our primary worship service each week on Sunday.
Locations & Times
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  • CWC Milton:The Auditorium (Entrance #6)
    363 Stamm Rd, Milton, PA 17847, USA
    Sunday 8:00 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM
  • CWC Sunbury: The Auditorium
    238 Walnut St, Sunbury, PA 17801, USA
    Sunday 10:45 AM
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Welcome! We're glad you're here with us today. You can follow this week's message and add your own notes. Visit our website at www.cwc.life to watch past sermons, and discover more about CWC.
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If this is your first visit with us, welcome! We're so glad you're here! Please stop by The Hub (our welcome desk) for a gift, and if you'd like to discover more about us and the variety of ministries here, visit the Connection Center. If you have any questions, we're here to help!

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The Magi: Supporting Characters

A. God created the greatest Story…
1. God specifically picked each of the characters for this Story!
2. Each character had special significance…there are no accidents in God’s plan!
3. If God’s original creation was spectacular, imagine His plan for the redemption of all mankind!
4. Every detail was part of the plan with prophetic fulfillment; every detail held deeper meaning!
5. This is His-Story of love for all mankind!
B. The Magi (or The Wise Men)...
1. Where did the magi journey from? Matthew only tells us they were from the east. Most likely they were from Mesopotamia near Babylon (present-day eastern Iraq) – over 1,000 miles from Bethlehem.
2. Who where they? Matthew only records the word magi to describe them and does not tell us how many magi. This same name is used to describe the magicians, astrologers and wise men who served in King Nebuchadnezzar’s court during the time of Daniel. Although Daniel remained true to God, he would have been considered one of the king’s magi.
3. When did they visit the Christ child? Matthew only records that it was after Jesus was born and during the reign of King Herod. Assuming the star appeared when Jesus was born, the journey would have taken the magi from 2 to 4 months on camels and from 6 to 8 months on foot.
4. Why did they travel so far to look for a Hebrew baby boy? Matthew records that they bowed down and worshipped Him and gave Him gifts. Assuming the ancestors of the magi would have known Daniel 500 years earlier, they would have been familiar with the prophecy about the Messiah, the King of the Jews, who was to come.
C. The Magi were chosen to look for Jesus...
1. God could have revealed Jesus' birth to anyone--why did He choose the magi and not Jewish chief priests and wise men?
2. Matthew is the only Gospel writer to record the information about the magi. Why would Matthew see this event as important?
3. Why would the magi invest a year of their lives traveling such a great distance to see a young child?
D. The Magi were looking for the King...
1. The magi went to Herod assuming he would know about this child born King of the Jews.
2. The magi presented three gifts to the child Jesus.


3. The magi protected the young king by disobeying Herod.

Celebrate Christmas at CWC

You’re invited to join us for Christmas at Christ Wesleyan Church! It’s an exciting month with lots of opportunities to celebrate Jesus this Christmas season with your family.

https://www.cwc.life/christmas/

Dive Deep Podcast

A weekly conversation digging deeper into the Sunday morning message. 

https://www.cwc.life/dive-deep/

Prayer Requests

Need prayer support? Our prayer team prays for your requests throughout the week. We love to hear how God has answered prayer! If you have a praise that God has answered a prayer and worked in incredible ways, share it with us.

https://www.cwc.life/prayer-request/

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Use this link to give online or text any amount to 84321. Thank you for supporting the ministry of CWC!

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