Matthew 2:1-12 — The Birth of Jesus (Week 3)
PLEASE READ: Matthew 2:1-12
Welcome to the Gospel Diaries — a three-year discipleship journey with Jesus.
This week we embark upon chapter 2 of Matthew, which tells an extraordinary story of Christ’s birth, revealing the turbulence surrounding it, and providing keys to the precise timing. We see a king, wise men (who are not numbered), and an extraordinary star. As we are about to find, Matthew provides just what we need in this present age to uncover what has so long been hidden and shrouded in mystery for centuries.
Christ’s birth was a cataclysmic event. It disrupted time and changed the world. Due to the complex nature of this passage, and the depth of detail surrounding it, I have chosen to defer this lesson to one who is far more worthy than I to present the topic. And the manner in which he does so is extraordinary. Welcome Rick Larson, who is by profession an attorney; who is by God’s calling a chosen vessel to unearth His mysteries. Rick has spent years doing thorough scholarly research that has revealed ground-breaking discoveries regarding Christ’s birth (and death). His work has been irrefutable, proving God’s Word to the masses to be wholly without error and above reproach. In fact, it is precise. His discoveries are what some would term “hardcore”. They have demanded the attention of millions, taking him around the globe, striking believers and unbelievers alike with the fearsome awe and wonder of God’s holy Word.
I introduce to you the documentary film, The Star of Bethlehem, where Rick takes you on an extraordinary journey through Matthew’s gospel account of Christ’s birth. Rick carefully navigates the scriptures with the technology that proves them — the one an only used by N.A.S.A. His documentary has won numerous awards for its achievement from the most prestigious scholars and theologians of our time. The keys provided in Matthew’s gospel, which are obscure, reveal the mystery of Christ’s birth. Without those keys Rick’s research would have been a futile and vain attempt.
Take notes. Be awe-stricken. Worship the King of kings and Lord of lords. Discover the glory of the Messiah and the fearsome precision of God’s Word. There is only One who could orchestrate such an awesome, mysterious, and perfect design.
Without further adieu, I present to you the award-winning documentary film, The Star of Bethlehem, by Rick Larson. Enjoy this amazing achievement!
Cheers & Shalom,