We Have Come to Worship Him

Sermon text: Matthew 2:1-12

Summary: The visit of the Magi to the child Jesus in Bethlehem causes Herod concern. But to all who will kneel before him in worship, the account of the Magi gives humble joy. The Lord’s reception of the gifts of these Gentiles reminds the entire Church of his gracious reception of all who call on him by grace.

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What Do You Expect to See?

Sermon text: Matthew 11:2-11

Summary: From prison John sends messengers to Jesus to ask if he is the Christ. The Lord responds to John by pointing to his miracles done in fulfillment of Isaiah’s words. “Report to John what you hear and see.” Jesus then addresses the crowd regarding John. John is the promised forerunner of the Messiah, but the grace of God in Word and sacrament to the New Testament church endows even the “least of the kingdom” with greatness surpassing John.

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