DEC 12

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Dec 11

Sometimes we forget that Jesus spent His time in a relatively small area, geographically speaking. He is the Savior of the World, but His ministry was mostly done on a community level. Like Him, that is where we too can make the most difference. This Christmas, many local businesses are struggling to stay open after a tough year. Give them your support in whatever way you can.


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The Wise Men present their gifts to Jesus

The Wise Men Bring Gifts to Jesus

Significance of the Wise Men’s Gifts

Gold
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Gold was typically a gift given to kings, showing that the Wise Men understood Jesus was the King of kings.
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Frankincense
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This sweet-smelling resin was used in ancient priesthood ordinances, possibly referencing the sacrifice the Lamb of God would make for us all.
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Myrrh
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This bitter oil was used in burial preparations and could be seen as a reminder of Jesus Christ’s death and burial in the tomb prior to His glorious Resurrection.
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A Broken Heart and Contrite Spirit
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Perhaps the most significant gift the Wise Men offered Jesus was the humility they showed as they bowed before Him, acknowledging their need for His healing sacrifice.
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