The King: The Gift of Frankincense

The King: The Gift of Frankincense

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.

Sermon Notes:

  • 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