January 6, 2013

· Matthew 2:1-12

In your own words, how would you describe an epiphany? Think of an example from your own life. What are the biblical implications of that term? The story of the Wise Men is included only in Matthew’s gospel. Why was this story so stunning to his primarily Jewish audience? Why was Herod threatened by the appearance of the Wise Men in Jerusalem? How does Jesus still challenge the “powers that be” in our world? How does the worship of the Wise Men provide for Joseph, Mary, and Jesus? Why is worshiping the true King central to our faith? As you look ahead to 2013, how are you being led to know Christ and make Him known (Isaiah 60:1-3)?