Matthew 2 : Responses to Jesus - Ross P

Ross takes us through Matthew Ch2 and examines the response of the three types of people who hear the gospel of Jesus today.

Firstly, there are the magi, or astrologers, who on the evidence of just a few prophecies, sought out Jesus that they might worship Him. They needed to find out and lean more about the King. They stopped what they were doing to find Jesus.

Second, there were the Pharisees who had full access to the Scriptures, knew all the prophecies predicting His birth, but were too proud in their own traditions to recognise Jesus when he came. People today can know the story of Jesus and hear the gospel but are indifferent to its truth.

Thirdly, there is the picture of King Herod who reacted violently to the thought of another King in Jerusalem. There are people who, like Herod, will not submit to the King and reject Jesus.

Our choice is to worship, neglect or reject Jesus and Ross asks what people group we each fall in to.