Life Notes Where is this New Born King? Matt. 2:1-3

Where is this New Born King?  Matt. 2:1-3 

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. A star, a special star announcing Jesus, described by Moses over 1400 years before the birth of Christ, drew scholars, wise men, from the east to Israel. This is how Matthew wrote about it: “Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the east came to Jerusalem, saying, ‘Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him.'” Matt. 2:1-2.  Our question today, that we ask along with the sojourners from the east, “Where is this Christ?”

Theme Text: Now after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men[a] from the east came to Jerusalem,2saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we saw his star when it rose[b] and have come to worship him.”When Herod the king heard this, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him;

Matthew 2:1-3

Question: The words that Moses recorded in Numbers 24:17, “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;” were spoken by Balaam. Who was this man called Balaam?

Answer: Balaam was not an Israelite. He was a false prophet, a diviner. God used him to prophecy and speak about the blessings that would come to Israel.

 Schedule Notes

There is no Sunday School or LifeGroups held on Dec. 30 and no New Year Services. On Jan. 6 we resume our Sunday School and LifeGroups at 9:15.