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HAVE YOU SEEN HIS STAR?

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175 Sermon Outlines 80. Have You Seen His Star?

HAVE YOU SEEN HIS STAR?

HAVE YOU SEEN HIS STAR?

Matthew 2:1–12 KJV 1900
Now when Jesus was born in Beth-lehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him. When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born. And they said unto him, In Beth-lehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet, And thou Beth-lehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel. Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, inquired of them diligently what time the star appeared. And he sent them to Beth-lehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also. When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh. And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.
Seek God Now One day Mr. (D. L.) Moody asked me to go out riding and after we had ridden a little way he drove into a cornfield, went out to the middle of the lot, and then he said, "This is where it happened." I said, "This is where what happened?" "Don't you remember the last time I was in Chicago that I told you a certain story, and you said the next time you came to North-field you wanted me to show you just where it happened?" He said, "This is where it happened." What was the story? When Mr. Moody was a mere lad, one day he was hoeing corn—maize, as you call it—across a field with an elderly man. Suddenly the man who was hoeing stopped hoeing, and commenced hitting a stone with the hoe. Mr. Moody looked at him. The tears were rolling down his cheeks, and he said, "Dwight, when I was a lad like you, I left home to make a living for myself." His house was up on the hill. Mr. Moody pointed to the house as he spoke. "As I came out of the front gate yonder my mother handed me a Testament and said, 'My boy, "Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.'" "He said, "I went to the next town. I went to church on the Sabbath. The minister got up to preach. He announced his text, , looked right down at me, and pointed his finger at me and said, 'Young man, "Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you."'" He said, "I went out of the church. I had an awful struggle! It seemed as if the minister were talking at me. I said, 'No, I will get fixed in life first, and then I will become a Christian.'" He said, "I found no work there. I went to another town. I found employment. I went to church, as was my custom, Sunday after Sunday. "After I had been going some Sundays the minister stood up in the pulpit, announced his text, , 'Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.' And he said, Dwight, he seemed to look right at me and point his finger right at me, and said, 'Young man, "Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you."' He said, "I got up and went out of the church. I went to the cemetery back of the church. I sat down upon a tombstone. I had an awful fight, but at last I said, 'No, I will not become a Christian 'till I get settled in life.'" He said, "Dwight, from that day to this the Spirit of God has left me, and I have never had the slightest inclination to be a Christian." Mr. Moody said, "I did not understand it then. I was not a Christian myself. I went to Boston and was converted. Then I understood it. I wrote to my mother and asked her what had become of him, and she wrote me: 'Dwight, he has gone insane, and they have taken him to the Brattleboro Insane Asylum.' "I went home to Brattleboro, and called on him there. He was in his cell, and as I went into his cell he glared at me, pointed his finger at me, and said, 'Young man, "Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness,"' and I could do nothing with him. "I went back to Boston. After some time I came home again. I said to my mother, 'Where is Mr. __________ now?' 'Oh!' she said, 'he is home, but he is a helpless imbecile.' I went up to his house. There he sat rocking back and forth in a rocking chair, a white-haired man; and as I went into the room he pointed his finger at me and said, 'Young man, "Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness."' Gone crazy with memory. Hell is the madhouse of the universe, where men and women remember. —R. A. Torrey, Worldwide Evangelist of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and former associate of D. L. Moody
175 Sermon Outlines 80. Have You Seen His Star?

When We See His Star We Are Filled with Joy

175 Sermon Outlines 80. Have You Seen His Star?

When We See His Star We Are Filled with Joy

God did not give us a sad gospel
I was sad when I lived in sin.
Psalm 51:12 KJV 1900
Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; And uphold me with thy free spirit.
Some people have lost their joy.
Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is liberty.
psalms
I enjoy my salvation everyday and am thank for what Jesus has done to get me thus far.
1 John 1:4 KJV 1900
And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full.
I lack of the word of God in our life with remove what joy you ever recieved at salvation.
The joy of the Lord is my strength.
Matthew 2:10 KJV 1900
When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
A lack
Matthew 2:10 KJV 1900
When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
175 Sermon Outlines 80. Have You Seen His Star?

When We See His Star We Worship Him

Matthew 2:11 KJV 1900
And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.

175 Sermon Outlines 80. Have You Seen His Star?

When We See His Star We Offer Him Our Gifts

Matthew 2:11 KJV 1900
And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense, and myrrh.
Romans 12:1 KJV 1900
I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
romans 12:1
Worship -
the feeling or expression of reverence and adoration for a deity:
Matthew
Luke 6:46 KJV 1900
And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?
Exodus 20:5 KJV 1900
Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
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175 Sermon Outlines 80. Have You Seen His Star?

When We See His Star We Return Another Way

Matthew 2:12 KJV 1900
And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.
2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV 1900
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
Ephesians 4:22 KJV 1900
That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts;
Colossians 3:9 KJV 1900
Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds;

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