January 17, 2016

003: Matthew Series (Matt 2:1-12) – Jesus Birth and Events

Passage: Matt 2:1-12

The birth of Jesus and the events surrounding the birth is to show that Jesus is the Jewish Messiah. God uses natural and supernatural signs to lead people to His Messiah, and Matthew uses the visit of the ‘Magi’ to present these as means of God's communication to all people. The revelation of the Messiah was first to the poor Jewish peasants, then to the wealthy educated Gentiles, while the Jewish aristocracy and religious leaders completely missed it.

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