This week, we continue our Christmas series The King: Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh. The wise men, also known as the Magi, were wise and learned men who followed a star to Bethlehem in order to find and worship the newborn King of the Jews, Jesus Christ. The wise men brought three gifts as an expression of worship. In this series, we will learn about the significance of their gifts and see how it affects our worship today. Today, we study the gift of frankincense and see how it shows the Priestly nature of Jesus.
- Matthew 2:9-11 NLT
- Exodus 30:34-38 NLT
Priests in the Old Testament were representatives of the people
- Hebrews 8:1-3 NLT
Priests made sacrifices for the forgiveness of sins
- Hebrews 10:10-12 NLT
Priests prayed on behalf of the people to God
If we don’t understand the Holiness of God, we won’t take sin seriously
- 1 Timothy 2:5-6 NLT
- Romans 12:1 NLT
Our High Priest cares about us!
- Hebrews 4:14-16 NLT
- John 14:6 NLT