men were seeking the Lord.
The first question in the N.T. (Mt. 2:2).
People are seeking everything else, except Him! They are seeking a feeling; popularity; success; self-esteem; wealth; positions; friendships; companionship.
He is no longer found in
He is not on the cross!
He is not in the tomb!
He does not live in a tabernacle on a Catholic altar.
He is NOT found by some mystical experience! Or a burning in your bosom.
I. You can find Him
in the SCRIPTURES
(v. 5 cf. John 5:39). They probably learned about the coming of
the Messiah from the Book of Daniel.
A. The Ethiopian Eunuch found Jesus in the Scriptures (Acts 8).
B. The Emmaus disciples found Jesus in the Scriptures. "And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself" (Luke 24:27).
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II. You can find Him in the SAINTS (Gal. 2:20).
ILLUS: Many years ago near the royal English residence on the Isle of Wright stood several homes for the poor and aged. A missionary, visiting some of the elderly people one day, asked a lady, "Does Queen Victoria ever call on you here?" "Oh, yes," was the answer, "Her Majesty frequently comes to see us." Then, wondering if the woman was a Christian, the missionary inquired, "Does the King of kings ever visit here?" The lady immediately gave him a happy, knowing smile and replied, "No, sir, He doesn't visit here -- praise God, He lives here.
comes into your heart by faith (Eph, 3:17)
B. " Christ in you the hope of glory" (Col. 1:27).
III. You can find
Him SEATED at the right hand of God. (Heb. 8:1; 9:24).
A. He is my full-time Intercessor (Heb. 7:25)!!!
circumstances creating fear in your heart? Do you ever wonder
if anyone is praying for you? Do you ever sigh, "Lord, I
need someone to pray for me right now." Jesus is praying
for you at that very moment. As your Great High Priest, He is
your lifelong intercessor.
Robert Murray McCheyne (1813-1843), pioneer missionary to America, said, "If I could hear Christ praying for me in the next room, I would not fear a million enemies. Yet distance makes no difference. He is always praying for me!" By faith, hear Him praying around the clock for you, as if He were in the next room.
B. He is my Advocate who defends me against Satan's accusations.
CONCLUSION: The wise men were seeking the Christ and they FOUND HIM! God will make Himself known to anyone who sincerely seeks to know Him.
Edith Schaeffer tells of a man in
China who was seeking to know the true God. The Lord honored his
desire by leading him to find a torn page from a catechism that
had been prepared by a missionary. On it was the question, "Are
there more gods than one?" with the answer, "No, there
is only one true God." Another question was, "Should
we worship idols?" There was only the word "No,"
and the rest was torn off. But on the basis of those words he
went home and destroyed his demon altars.
Then his daughter became ill. "You've angered the demons," his neighbors accused. Hoping to get nearer to God, the man climbed a mountain peak and asked God to heal his daughter. Returning home, he learned that her fever had left at the exact time he had prayed. Later in a marketplace he found a copy of Mark's gospel. After reading it and learning about Jesus, he became a Christian