The story of the wise men is in many ways a strange one and in this sermon we look at some of the reasons that Matthew included it in his gospel. Many of the themes in this story come out later in the Gospel of Matthew and are well worth exploring.
Experiencing all that they did, the Wise mens’ expectations would have all been turned on their head! So we read that they left Bethlehem by another route because they were warned about Herod’s murderous intentions. Yet, figuratively speaking, they travelled home by another route because they were inwardly changed. They came to Bethlehem thinking one […]