Finding Jesus

Luke 2:7-17 & Matthew 2:8

1. Jesus Wants All People To Find Him.

Luke 19:10

2. Jesus Will Do What It Takes To Get Your Attention.

John 16:13 & 14

John 14:6

3. You May Not Find Him Where YOU Expect Him To Be.

Matthew 11:28

4. When You Find Him You’ll Do Some Strange Things

Luke 2:17

Luke 2:20

Matthew 2:11

Finding Jesus

Luke 2:7-17 & Matthew 2:8

Luke 2:7 – 17

7And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

8Now there were in the same country shepherds living out in the fields, keeping watch over their flock by night.

9And behold, an angel of the Lord stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were greatly afraid.

10Then the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid, for behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy which will be to all people.

11For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.

12And this will be the sign to you: You will find a Babe wrapped in swaddling cloths, lying in a manger.”

13And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying:

14“Glory to God in the highest, And on earth peace, goodwilltoward men!”

15So it was, when the angels had gone away from them into heaven, that the shepherds said to one another, “Let us now go to Bethlehem and see this thing that has come to pass, which the Lord has made known to us.”

16And they came with haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the Babe lying in a manger.

17Now when they had seen Him, they made widely known the saying which was told them concerning this Child.

Matthew 2:7 & 8

7Then Herod, when he had secretly called the wise men, determined from them what time the star appeared.

8And he sent them to Bethlehem and said, “Go and search carefully for the young Child, and when you have found Him, bring back word to me, that I may come and worship Him also.”

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1. Jesus Wants All People To Find Him.

A. Shepherds AND Wise Men (text)

Luke 2:16 And they came with haste, and found Mary, and Joseph, and the babe lying in a manger.

Matthew 2:8 And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also.

B. People like You and Me

C. He Wants LOST people to find Him

Luke 19:10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost.

2. Jesus Will Do What It Takes To Get Your


A. An Angel - Shepherds

B. A Star – Wise Men

B. Multitude of Angels - (noisy) - Shepherds

C. There’s something far greater than angels trying to get your

attention today:

1) The Holy Spirit

John 16:13 & 14 Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come. 14) He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall show it unto you.

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2) Jesus Himself is trying to get your attention….

John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

3. You May Not Find Him Where YOU Expect Him

To Be.

A. Stable?

B. Jesus specializes in doing things differently

1) A King should be born in a palace

2) Some think God can only be found the way they found him

a) In the text the shepherds found Him in the stable

b) The Wise Men found Him in a house

c) You might have found Him at an altar in church

d) ………………………………

e) ………………………………..on your job

f) ..……………………………….singing Amazing Grace

g) ..………………………………singing Jehova Jira

h) ……………………………… 1962

h) ……………………………… 2002

3) Many are losing their kids and grandchildren today because

they are stereotyping where and how to find Jesus

a) There is no set place; b) No set song; c) No set way

Matthew 11:28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

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4. When You Find Him You’ll Do Some Strange


A. Shepherds

1. Became Witnesses:

Luke 2:17 And when they had seen it, they made known abroad the saying which was told them concerning this child.

2. Began Glorifying and Praising God

Luke 2:20 Then the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told them.

B. The Wise Men

1. “Fell Down” and worshipped Him

Matthew 2:11(a) And when they had come into the house, they saw the young Child with Mary His mother, and fell down and worshiped Him…

2. Brought their treasurers

Matthew 2:11(b) …And when they had opened their treasures, they presented gifts to Him: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.


  • What did you do when you found HIM?
  • What would YOU do if you found HIMToday?