27/3/2016 LESSON 4:
JESUS CHRIST: THE KING WHO PAID THE ULTIMATE PRICE
Quarter’s Theme: PORTRAITS OF JEWISH KINGS
Unit 2 – Portraits Of The King Of Kings (Lesson 4)
Suggested Hymns: G.H.B. 174, 176
Devotional Reading: ISA. 53:1-12
Topic For Adults
THE COST OF OUR REDEMPTION
Topic For Youths
YOU WERE BOUGHT WITH A PRICE
Topic For Intermediates
VALUE THE GREAT SACRIFICE
2 SAM. 7:11-15; ISA. 9:6-7; MK. 15:16-26; 16:1-13
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Knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver and gold… but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.
(1 Pet. 1:18-19) NKJV
DAILY DEVOTIONAL READING
Wise Men Seeking Christ
Mic. 5:2; Matt. 2:1-6, 16-18
God bypassed proud Jerusalem and chose little, humble Bethlehem for the birth of Jesus Christ who paid the ultimate price for the sins of mankind. This is to fulfil what and where the prophet had predicted. In today’s scripture, King Herod felt his throne was being threatened by the phrase ‘King of the Jews’. Imagine the number of children below the age of 2 years that were killed by a wicked king just because of anger, pride and lust for power and position. He lied to the Magi and murdered babies. The gentile Magi were referred to as wise men not because they were scientists, astrologers or wealthy but because they diligently sought Christ the king. They gave up friends, homes and all, and took the wearisome journey to Bethlehem looking for the King of kings. Each follower of Jesus Christ is expected to have the same spirit. How far can you go in search of Christ? What can you forgo because of Christ? The Magi (gentiles) saw the star and sought Christ the king to worship Him. King Herod heard of the star and because of fear sought Christ the king to destroy Him. The Jewish Priests and Scribes knew about the Star but ignored Christ the King. They knew the Scriptures and pointed it to others but they would not go and worship Him themselves. They even quoted Micah 5:2, yet they refused to obey it.
Point of Emphasis: We have seen His star and have come to worship Him.
Prayer Point Help me to understand and be obedient to Your words, O Lord my God.