Simple Joy

December 24, 2023 Preacher: Steve Thiel Series: Christmas

Passage: Matthew 2:1–12

Simple Joy 
Christ Proclamation Church
Sunday, 12/24/2023

Sermon Theme: True joy comes when we worship King Jesus, without distraction, understanding that we are either worshipping, neglecting, or rejecting Him. May Jesus Christ be our simple joy this Christmas!


I. Consider the Kings - (Matthew 2:1-6)

    A. Comparing the Kings

        1. Herod - Made King of the Jews 

        2. Jesus - Born King of the Jews

    B. Christmas Misconceptions

        1. Timing of the Wise Men 

        2. Identity of the Wise Men 

        3. Role of the Star


II. Compare the Responses - (Matthew 2:7-12)

    A. Herod - Rejecting King Jesus

    B. Religious Leaders - Neglecting King Jesus

    C. Wise Men - Worshipping King Jesus 

        1. Ascribe Authority 

        2. Demonstrate Humility 

        3. Display Great Joy

       4. Give Sacrificially


III. Challenge Your Worship - (Application)

    A. Prepare to Worship the One True King 

    B. Protect from Worshipping False Kings 

    C. Present Your Treasures Before the King 

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