Exceedingly Great Joy

MESSAGE - Pastor Dale Thiele

Good News of Great Joy

Exceedingly Great Joy 

  • Great Ones Contrasted
  • The Heart of Worship
  • To the End of the Earth  

Questions for Further Study or Group Discussion:

  1. Read Matthew 2:1-12. What stands out to you from this passage? What do we commonly think of regarding the coming of the wise men?
  2. Compare the wise men with Herod. Who has greatest access to Old Testament teaching? Why are their reactions to the news of the birth of a king so different?
  3. What makes “worship” worship? Do the wise men genuinely worship Jesus? Explain. How can we know if we truly worship when we worship?
  4. Read Isaiah 60:1-6. How does this prophecy apply to Matthew 2? How does Matthew 2 tie to Matt. 28:19-20; Acts 1:8; & Rev. 5:9? 

Memory Verse of the Week:

Isaiah 60:3 And nations shall come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your rising. (ESV)