It Really IS About What You Get

Luke 2:1-8

The Christmas story shows us a time and a people dealing with great need. But the Christmas story is also a story of great abundance!

Matthew 2:1-11

The 3 gifts the wise men brought were very expensive.

Gold, symbolic of royalty

Our King owns it all!

And remember, nothing happens without the king’s approval or his justice.

Frankincense, symbolic of Jesus’ deity and priesthood, our intercessor!

Jesus was the answer to the people of Israel in this time of deep need.

Today, you and I live in a time of unprecedented abundance. Yet this is also a time of mental, emotional and spiritual poverty!

Myrrh, symbolic of Jesus’ mission

Myrrh was a key ingredient in the mixture of spices used to prepare bodies for burial.

John 19:38-42

Jesus was born to die for your sin and mine!

Mark 10:45

These three gifts show God can provide abundantly, from anywhere on earth!