The Gift of Grace
Matthew 2:9-12 After this interview the wise men went their way. And the star they had seen in the east guided them to Bethlehem. It went ahead of them and stopped over the place where the child was. 10) When they saw the star, they were filled with joy! 11) They entered the house and saw the child with his mother, Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped Him. Then they opened their treasure chests and gave Him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh.12) When it was time to leave, they returned to their own country by another route, for God had warned them in a dream not to return to Herod.
1. The Magi
2. The Gifts of the Magi
3. The Lord’s Table
1st We Need To Be Prepared
1 Corinthians 11:27-28 anyone who eats this bread or drinks this cup of the Lord unworthily is guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord. 28) That is why you should examine yourself before eating the bread and drinking the cup.
2nd We Should Be Ready
3rd His Table Is a Place of Worship
4th His Table Is a Place for Gift Giving
Psalm 51:17 The sacrifice You desire is a broken spirit. You will not reject a broken and repentant heart, O God.
5th His Table Is a Place for Receiving
6th His Table Changes Us.
Psalm 51:15-17 Unseal my lips, O Lord, that my mouth may praise you.16) You do not desire a sacrifice, or I would offer one. You do not want a burnt offering. 17) The sacrifice you desire is a broken spirit. You will not reject a broken and repentant heart, O God.